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Blown Away by Brian

A poor forecast on a damp Saturday afternoon, and the threat from Storm Brian, all resulted in no contenders, despite the conditions being sailable. The risk is that tomorrow’s conditions will be worse, so there’s less of a chance of

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Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need

A small but select group took part in our ramble on Sunday afternoon up a very windy Sale Fell. Many thanks to the Flying Fifteen sailors and Club Members who have kindly donated towards this important charity. We have raised

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Flying Fifteen Team Racing

A mirror like morning lake was not reflecting the longer term forecast, but the wind quickly filled in for the 18 boats racing in the annual Viking Trophy which is awarded to the best performing team of three. However, the

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

After the torrential rain in the lakes today, the lake has risen 500mm over the course of eight hours, and will, no doubt, rise through the night. Boats on the foreshore were ok this evening, but worth checking and perhaps

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Autumnal Weekend

The blustery winds that were forecast did not come to fruition, resulting in good sailing conditions for the select few that raced, albeit in cooler conditions that in recent weekends. Val/Ken in their GP led the races generally, giving Neil

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Sunday Best

After a cold night, the Southerly breeze was pleasantly mild, and lighter than the general forecast, but forecast to increase over the morning. The only takers were Mike/Kayla in their F15, and Dave/Lynn in their GP, but they had a

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Soaked!

Despite the odd rain shower in the morning the weather stayed dry with good spells of sunshine to take the chill out of the air. Much to Herb’s dislike, the day’s racing comprised a two pursuit race series. Mik led

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Small World

Knowing that we are short of something to report, Neil has advised that he is 500 miles from home on a Padi diving course at Falmouth, he walks past the sailing club and sees signs saying it’s the FF Nationals

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Final Championship Series

Some blustery conditions on Saturday morning eased to leave near champagne racing conditions in the (slightly) warmer weather with sunny intervals. Today’s racing is for the final weekend series of the championship season, but as the winners have already been

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Paul Carruthers’ Memorial Trophy

As if we didn’t realise it, we can never rely on the forecast at Bass. Though there was a good breeze at the start, it was shifting and not consistent in strength, but blowing from the north gave the OD

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