Sad News

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Herb Telford died peacefully on 29 November.

We were pleased that he attended the annual prize giving on Saturday to receive the much deserved Consistency Trophy

Herb has been a big part of the club over the 40 or so years he has been a member, having taken on roles on house committee, bar, vice-Commodore, Commodore and more recently (well for the last 20+ years) official starter. He was the first club member to be bestowed with the RYA’s lifetime commitment award, clearly well deserved.

He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all.

Our thoughts are with Aileen, Lel, John and their families

Herb’s funeral was on Monday 10th December at St Peter’s church, Kells, Whitehaven followed by a cremation at Distington, and a funeral tea at Whitehaven golf club.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu in aid of The Salvation Army

Aileen and family wish to say a big thank you for the wonderful cards and comments received about Herb and thank everyone who attended the funeral. They greatly appreciated it all.

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67th AGM

The 67th Annual General Meeting held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 25th November 2018

Members agreed the following subscriptions for 2019

Ordinary – £185 increasing from 1st April to £205
Family – £90 increasing from 1st April to £100

Senior £130 increasing from 1st April to £145
Junior – £45 increasing from 1st April to £50
Affiliated – £95 increasing from 1st April to £105
Affiliated Family – £50 increasing from 1st April to £55
Country – £95 increasing from 1st April to £105

Bank Holiday Camping – Tents £18/weekend (£42/season)
Bank Holiday Camping – Caravans/CamperVans £25/weekend (£60/season)

Having completed two years in post, Robin Dawson stepped down, and Naomi Smith was elected as Commodore along with the following members on to Council.

Commodore – Naomi Smith
Vice-Commodore Jon Denwood
Secretary Pauline Nicholson
Treasurer Mike Cave
Sailing Secretary Phil Smith
Rear Commodore Robin Dawson
Asst Sailing Secretary Alastair Duncan
Bar – Emma Smith
Boats & Buoys – Alex Leonard
Galley – Claire Kirkpatrick
Grounds & JettiesMark Somerville
HouseAlan Jones
MembershipLezli-Ann Pearson
PRO Mik Chappell
Training Anthony Woodyer
Safety Paul/Emily Clark
Social Joanna Van Lachterop

Fleet Captains
Flying 15 Simon Longstaff
GP14Mike Fairlamb
Mirror Mik Chappell
Handicap Izzy Hunter
Laser Neil Garrison

There were various discussions throughout the meeting regarding the level and cost and challenges associated with rescue cover, and the need for members to undertake their allocated duty.

There has been an approach from a rowing club to make use of the club’s facilities, and the parish council are interested in exploring use of some of our land as part of a pedestrian route linking from Dubwath to Ouse Bridge. Council will consider the requests when better information is to hand.

Robin thanked everyone for all the help he had received during his Commodoreship, wished Naomi well in the role, and closed the meeting at 3.30pm

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Annual Dinner

2018 annual prize giving and dinner dance was held at the Crown Hotel, Wetheral and attended by 90 members and their guests. Commodore Robin Dawson gave a brief resume of the season before presenting the trophies.

Vice Commodore Naomi Smith thanked Robin for his efforts over his two years as Commodore and presented him with a photo

 

 

 

 

 

  Flying Fifteen Club Championship
Brackenrigg Cup (1st) Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Anderson Trophy (2nd) Ian Campbell & Lezli-Ann Pearson
  Wheel Trophy (3rd) Neil Currie & Rory Yardley
  Maurice Dalton Memorial Trophy (4th) Angus Corry & Mike Hunter
Lawson Trophy (1st classic) Wendy & John Somerville
  Handicap Club Championship
  Osprey Trophy (1st) Joe Roberts
T.S.B Trophy (2nd) Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
  Eagle Trophy (3rd) Mark Somerville
Kirk Decanter (4th) Alex & Olivia Leonard
  1972 Trophy (1st junior) Ciaran McKettrick
  Arthur Carr Trophy (1st Laser) Joe Roberts
  GP14 Club Championship
Elwyn Banner Mendus Cup (1st) Dave & Lynn Lawson
Philp Prize (2nd) Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
Twiname Prize (3rd) Val & Ken Bell
  Hatrick Prize (4th) Alan Jones & Sue Watson
Beginners Prize Mark & Helen Hunt
  Slow Handicap Club Championship
Mirror Trophy (1st) Phil & Oliver Smith
Bassenthwaite Bell (year 1 progress) Katia Smith
  Excalibur Trophy (1st not Mirror/Topper) Matthew Somerville
  The Kirkpatrick Trophy (1st Topper) Paul Gannon
  Iberia Cup (1st under 16) Josh Hunter
  Flying Fifteen Series Trophies
Blencathra Trophy
Scarness Cup
Dawson Trophy
Morgan Trophy
Flying Enterprise Trophy
Bryson Helms (Fleet B)
Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Easterly Trophy Ian Campbell & Lezli-Ann Pearson
Jak Pot Simon Longstaff & Jon Denwood
  Ullock Mug Neil Currie & Rory Yardley
  Transom Trophy Neil Currie & Rory Yardley
  Denton Trophy (Night Jar) Tim Knowles & Martin Statter
  Handicap Series Trophies
  May Holiday Cup
Grisedale Cup
August Cup
Comet Trophy
Mark Somerville
  Dodd Trophy
Wythop Plate
Skiddaw Trophy
Joe Roberts
    Joe Roberts
  Barf Plate Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
Isel Cup Alex & Olivia Leonard
Spring Holiday Plate (Fleet A) Stan Barton
Foxtail Trophy (Fleet B) Mike Fairlamb
Evening Plate (Night Jar overall winner)   John Reekie
  Easter Holiday Trophy Tony King
  GP14 Series Trophies

Bass Tankard
Aitken Cup
Harney Hetherington Trophy (Fleet A) 
Lyne Tankard
Mustard Pot
Commodores Prize

Dave & Lynn Lawson
    Dave & Lynn Lawson & Ken Bell
Spring Cup (The Jak Plak) Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
  Graham Cup Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
  Night Jar  Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
  McMillan Cup (June Cup) Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
Ross Wear Helm (Fleet B) Val & Ken Bell
  Stables Prize Paul & Vicky Bowmer
  Autumn Cup Nigel Lewis & Glenys Kett
  Slow Handicap Series Trophies
  Reflection Trophy Phil & Oliver Smith
  AB Series Phil & Oliver Smith
  Round Table Tankard Phil & Oliver Smith
  Peel Pot Phil & Oliver Smith
  Windfall Trophy (Fleet A) Mik Chappell
  The Albert Bates Trophy Mik Chappell
  Singlehanded Trophy Mik Chappell
M Series (Night Jar PH winner & 1st Mirror) Katia & Andy Smith
  Red Sails Trophy Jonathan & Henry Bullen
  Image Tankard Phil & Rory Davenport
  Orsova Cup Paul & Emily Clark
  Races & Series for All Classes
October Sat Series FH & PH
October Sun Series FH & PH 
Jubilee Sailing Trust
Dave & Lynn Lawson
  Eric Twiname Trust / Bass Burgee Dave Lawson & Joe Roberts
Banana Stakes Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
  Albert Bates Retirement Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
  Celebrity Glass Trophy Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Starters Prize   Phil & Naomi Smith
  Calvert Trust Pennant Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
  Tinker Trophy Anthony Woodyer & Joanna Van Lachterop
Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy Joe Roberts
Night Jar under 16 Katia Smith
Ladies Race Val Bell & Rhonwen Bryce
Senior Race Mike Fairlamb & Ken Bell
  Junior Race James Reekie
  2017 Winter Series Personal Handicap Paul Gannon
  2017 Winter Series Fleet Handicap Jim Christie
  Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Trophy Alan Jones & Sue Watson
  RNLI Pennant Paul & Vicky Bowmer
  Max Joule Memorial Trophy Mik Chappell
  Special Prizes
  Sandra’s Salver Michaela Sheard
The Roger Pryde Memorial Trophy Matthew Somerville
Consistency Cup Herb Telford
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Wonders Never Cease

The final racing day of the season started with a light south-easterly in glorious sunshine. The sunshine stayed all day, but the breeze didn’t!

AJ/Sue holding their nerve as they approach the finish

With seven boats racing, the Bates took to the water, for a change, and set a course to mark 8, but soon after the start the wind eased, and then started to fill in lightly from the East. The main two boats in contention were AJ/Sue in their GP, and Peter in a Laser. AJ led from the windward mark, with Peter some way down the fleet, not that it eased AJ’s nerves as the 3rd leg from 4 to 0 had the boats running in the Easterly, rather than the expected reach, and, of course, the wind fills in from the back!

Despite the wind filling in a little, the OD opted to shorten the course at 0, much to AJ’s relief as he managed to hold on to his lead in the race (and the series), with Nigel/Glenys 2nd.

Shortly after the last boat finished, the wind dropped again, with the lake like a mill pond, and it seemed unlikely there would be a further race. However, the wind came back in with gusto minutes before the final decision was about to be made, so the final race was on, though AJ’s lead in the series was unassailable.

The wind behaved itself reasonably well for the sailors to enjoy the final race of the season, which was won by Peter, with Scumper 2nd, and AJ 3rd.

Final results

The AGM is being held in the clubhouse next Sunday 25 November, so come along and have your say!

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Winter Series 3/4

After a lot of recent rain the lake has risen 250mm over the last couple of days. Fortunately the rain held off for Sunday’s racing, though the showers could be seen to the East of the lake.

The OD agreed to another shore based start (phew!) for the fleet of eight boats. The initial southerly swung as the morning race went on causing some biased beats, and the wind easing slightly under Sale Fell. Despite AJ’s concerns that the swinging wind limited his opportunities to fly the spinnaker, he finished 2nd to Steve/Ruth in their Merlin Rocket, with Peter 3rd.

After lunch, the wind had swung to the SW, and freshened during the race causing a couple of capsizes. Steve led the fleet again but Peter, in his Laser, managed to tail him close enough to beat him and win by almost a minute on handicap. AJ was 3rd and leads overall

Latest results

The final racing of the season will take place next Sunday. Why not take part before taking your boat home, or securing it from Winter floods and storms that are bound to affect the boat park during the close season.

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Annual Prize Giving

So we can prepare for our Annual Prize Giving Dinner Dance, please can last year’s prizewinners return all club racing trophies to the Committee Room by Friday November 16 at the latest.

Flying Fifteen Club Championship
Brackenrigg Cup (1st)Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Anderson Trophy (2nd)Ian Campbell & Lezli-Ann Pearson
Wheel Trophy (3rd)Neil Currie & Rory Yardley
Maurice Dalton Memorial Trophy (4th)Angus Corry & Mike Hunter
Lawson Trophy (1st classic)Wendy & John Somerville
Handicap Club Championship
Osprey Trophy (1st)Joe Roberts
T.S.B Trophy (2nd)Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
Eagle Trophy (3rd)Mark Somerville
Kirk Decanter (4th)Alex & Olivia Leonard
1972 Trophy (1st junior)Ciaran McKettrick
Arthur Carr Trophy (1st Laser)Joe Roberts
GP14 Club Championship
Elwyn Banner Mendus Cup (1st)Dave & Lynn Lawson
Philp Prize (2nd)Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
Twiname Prize (3rd)Val & Ken Bell
Hatrick Prize (4th)Alan Jones & Sue Watson
Beginners PrizeMark & Helen Hunt
Slow Handicap Club Championship
Mirror Trophy (1st)Phil & Oliver Smith
Bassenthwaite Bell (year 1 progress)Katia Smith
Excalibur Trophy (1st not Mirror/Topper)Matthew Somerville
The Kirkpatrick Trophy (1st Topper)Paul Gannon
Iberia Cup (1st under 16)Josh Hunter
Flying Fifteen Series Trophies
Blencathra TrophyMike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Scarness CupMike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Dawson TrophyMike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Morgan TrophyMike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Flying Enterprise TrophyMike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Bryson helms (Fleet B)Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Easterly TrophyIan Campbell & Lezli-Ann Pearson
Jak PotSimon Longstaff & Jon Denwood
Ullock MugNeil Currie & Rory Yardley
Transom TrophyNeil Currie & Rory Yardley
Denton Trophy (Night Jar)Tim Knowles & Martin Statter
Handicap Series Trophies
May Holiday CupMark Somerville
Grisedale CupMark Somerville
August CupMark Somerville
Comet TrophyMark Somerville
Dodd TrophyJoe Roberts
Wythop PlateJoe Roberts
Skiddaw TrophyJoe Roberts
Barf PlateSteve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
Isel CupAlex & Olivia Leonard
Spring Holiday Plate (Fleet A)Stan Barton
Foxtail Trophy (Fleet B)Mike Fairlamb
Evening Plate (Night Jar overall winner)  John Reekie
Easter Holiday TrophyTony King
GP14 Series Trophies
Bass TankardDave & Lynn Lawson
Aitken CupDave & Lynn Lawson
Harney Hetherington Trophy (Fleet A) Dave & Lynn Lawson
Lyne TankardDave & Lynn Lawson
Mustard PotDave & Lynn Lawson
Commodores PrizeDave & Lynn Lawson & Ken Bell
Spring Cup (The Jak Plak)Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
Graham CupMike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
Night Jar Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
McMillan Cup (June Cup)Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
Ross Wear Helm (Fleet B)Val & Ken Bell
Stables PrizePaul & Vicky Bowmer
Autumn CupNigel Lewis & Glenys Kett
Slow Handicap Series Trophies
Reflection TrophyPhil & Oliver Smith
AB SeriesPhil & Oliver Smith
Round Table TankardPhil & Oliver Smith
Peel PotPhil & Oliver Smith
Windfall Trophy (Fleet A)Mik Chappell
The Albert Bates TrophyMik Chappell
Singlehanded TrophyMik Chappell
M Series (Night Jar PH winner & 1st Mirror)Katia & Andy Smith
Red Sails TrophyJonathan & Henry Bullen
Image TankardPhil & Rory Davenport
Orsova CupPaul & Emily Clark
Races & Series for All Classes
October Sat Series FHDave & Lynn Lawson
October Sat Series PHDave & Lynn Lawson
October Sun Series FHDave & Lynn Lawson
October Sun Series PHDave & Lynn Lawson
Jubilee Sailing TrustDave & Lynn Lawson
Eric Twiname Trust / Bass BurgeeDave Lawson & Joe Roberts
Banana StakesMike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Albert Bates RetirementMike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Celebrity Glass TrophyMike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Starters Prize  Phil & Naomi Smith
Calvert Trust PennantSteve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
Tinker TrophyAnthony Woodyer & Joanna Van Lachterop
Paul Carruthers Memorial TrophyJoe Roberts
Night Jar under 16Katia Smith
Ladies RaceVal Bell & Rhonwen Bryce
Senior RaceMike Fairlamb & Ken Bell
Junior RaceJames Reekie
2017 Winter Series Personal HandicapPaul Gannon
2017 Winter Series Fleet HandicapJim Christie
Jimmy Lancaster Memorial TrophyAlan Jones & Sue Watson
RNLI PennantPaul & Vicky Bowmer
Max Joule Memorial TrophyMik Chappell
Special Prizes
Sandra’s SalverMichaela Sheard
The Roger Pryde Memorial TrophyTBA
Consistency CupTBA

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Bonfire & Fireworks Saturday 10th November

The Club will be hosting our postponed Bonfire Night on Saturday 10th November.

Please come along for 6pm, and remember to bring a large firework! Snacks & hot drinks will be available, and of course, the bar will be open.

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Winter Series Begins

Following the rain and gales on Saturday, the weather on Sunday was mild with a gentle southwesterly breeze. However, only 7 hardy competitors arrived to contest the first race of the November Winter Series.

Racing was complicated somewhat by the absence of the committee boat driver, so the competitors themselves started racing on the water by using a gate start or as one competitor said, a rabbit start. Fittingly the rabbit for the first race was called Peter!

Both races were easily won by AJ/Sue in their GP14 followed in each case by the Rabbit – Peter Whipp in his Laser.

Series results.

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Saturday Blues

On this occasion, it was wall to wall blue skies that we had the pleasure of enduring, albeit that they were accompanied by a chilly northern breeze.

Eight boats took to the water in the freshening breeze. Dave/Lynn led the fleet again taking another two wins and the overall series on both personal and fleet handicap basis! Tony King secured two 2nds in his Solo, Neil and AJ/Sue each had a 3rd place.

AJ was trying out his new boom mounted camera, though no-one’s certain whether the footage is likely to become a best seller. However, in an incident in which AJ was crossing on port in front of Dave who was on starboard, the footage might have proved useful in determining whether or not he was at fault.

Autumn Saturday series final results

Sunday was glorious as well but with only two takers there was a lack of interest in racing, so it was cancelled. The honours for both the fleet and personal series again go to Dave and Lynn, with Mike and Kayla 2nd.

Autumn Sunday series final results

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Shadow of Sale

With the lake level down again, milder airs, and a gentle F2 it was good to get racing underway again after recent weekend weather conditions. Although there was initially two directions due to the wind coming round, or was it over, Sale Fell, the predominant SW prevailed so the course took the fleet on a beat from 3 to 9.

Though the direction remained true throughout the afternoon, the sailors were not so enthralled by the shifts, and holes, that they had to endure going into 9.

In the first race, John/Tim in their F15 gained a commanding lead in the strengthening winds. Paul had opted for a full Laser rig, but was caught out in the heavier gusts at a gybe mark and had his first capsize of the day before the wind eased again. Dave/Lynn sailed as well as ever, and took the win on handicap.

John/Tim were a bit too eager in the second race and had to be recalled, letting Mike/Kayla break away, though their lead was diminished significantly in the shifty winds leading into 9. Dave/Lynn remained in contention throughout taking their 2nd win of the day

Autumn Saturday series latest results

Low cloud and drizzle/rain was struggling to lure the five helms on to the water. Alex opted out, and then Sue decided she’d prefer to wait for the drier afternoon race. Nigel then offered to crew for AJ, so that meant there would be three boats racing. The suggestion of another shore based start was quickly taken up (so much better than spending a rainy morning in the Bates!).

Mike/Kayla opted to have a reaching start and raised their spinnaker, but started 10 secs after the two GPs because their stopwatch didn’t start when it was initially set. Mike soon was ahead of Dave/Lynn but couldn’t shake them off until the final lap by which time it was too late to pull out a big enough lead to win on handicap.

Over lunch the wind eased and Mike opted to pack his boat away, so there were only two GPs racing, both of which went for a reaching start, with spinnakers. AJ was heard to say “what could go wrong?”. At the start signal Dave/Lynn were half a boat length over the line, and AJ/Sue possibly half an inch behind it, so the recall signal was sounded and both boats returned to restart.

AJ sailed well and kept close to Dave throughout the race, but what would have been the result if he had not made an unnecessary restart?

So with another two wins under his belt, Dave and Lynn lead the Autumn Sunday series as well.

Autumn Sunday series latest results

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