While the south of the country suffered rain and floods, Bass sailors enjoyed a perfect weekend of glorious sunshine, and force 3/4 winds (even though they did have a bite to them!).There were many exciting, and testing, reaches; the odd capsize, and even the odd boat over the line.
Over 50 members (and that renowned GP sailor Knoxy came too after Bridget offered him a bed for the night) came along and enjoyed the Spring dinner in the company of Hulio Geordio. Phil Hodgkins celebrated his fifth anniversary at the club and last chance to have a night of underage drinking (not that he did of course) with his cheeky little sports car (chocolate sponge version). John Somerville practised the highland fling on the dance floor (without crossed swords, sporran or kilt!). Emily was bribed to dance with Adrian (but wouldn’t). Ellie wouldn’t stay off the dance floor. Little Miles was heard to say that no-one would know he had carved his name on the tree. The tales of the weekend just run and run…………… What have you missed? Thanks to Steve Hunt for sending some photos to let you find out a bit more!
As for the champions bit, Scott Beattie and John Somerville finished a highly commendable 4th at the Flying 15 Northerns held at Kielder Water, and Keith Jamieson won (or was it came 2nd?) in the classic fleet. Meanwhile several club members raced (and practised their starts over, and over, and over again) at the GP14 Inlands held on Ullswater over the 3 day weekend. John Telford and Andy Smith were overnight leaders from day one, and went on to win the championship. The rest of team Bass sailed so well that we won the prize for best Club team as well. Full story and results
The club results were as follows
PAUL CARRUTHERS MEMORIAL PN Boat Helm Class 1 2 Pts 1 1210 S HUNT RS400 2 1 3 2 3521 P BURNELL FF 1 2 3 3 501 N CURRIE RS400 3 4 7 4 1140 J CHRISTIE VORTEX DNS 3 13 5 2324 R BLACKBURN LARK DNS DSQ 17 5 1117 K JAMIESON FF DNS RTD 17 6 595 H KNOWLES TOPAZ RTD DNS 17 6 13371 J RILEY GP RTD DNS 17 6 3332 W SOMERVILLE FF RTD DNS 17 Points for RTD = 7 7 Points for DSQ = 7 7 Points for DNS = 10 2 races to count