Is the weather really against us this season? We asked the same question last Saturday!
Another windy forecast didn’t stop those hardy sailors coming down to the club (although if the webcam had been working they may have not even bothered coming down!), but the easterly wind blowing straight across the lake from Bassenthwaite was enough to make most sit down and have a cuppa.
There were two takers though, Toggle on a suicide mission in his Vareo together with T and Stephen K in their Vago. There were no takers for a bet that they’d survive longer than 10 mins without a capsize. Just as well because it would have been money down the drain – 30secs for Toggle, and 6 mins for Andy T.
T was saying how he was expecting his new boom (for the laser that Toggle broke recently) next week, and no doubt a new mast to follow. Little did he know that he was going to need a new mast for the Vago after a hairy spinnaker reach and capsize!
Would there be any takers for the following races – highly unlikely! All bets off..
Tomorrow’s another day, but the forecast is for only slightly less wind!