Following the annual prize giving dinner dance at The Castle Inn, here are the various winners with their prizes. Photos courtesy of Stephen Kirkpatrick


Prize Winners 2019
Flying Fifteen Series
Scarness Cup Simon Longstaff & Jonathan Denwood
Easterly Trophy Simon Longstaff & Jonathan Denwood
Jak Pot Simon Longstaff & Jonathan Denwood
Transom Trophy Simon Longstaff & Jonathan Denwood
Flying Free Trophy Simon Longstaff & Jonathan Denwood
Blencathra Trophy Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Morgan Trophy Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Mellor Mug Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Dawson Trophy Angus Corry & Mike Hunter
Flying Enterprise Trophy Ian Campbell & Lezli-Ann Pearson
Ullock Mug Neil Currie & Rory Yardley
Denton Trophy (Night Jar) Eric Guillois & Remy Alnet
Handicap Series
August Cup Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
Wythop Plate Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
Barf Plate Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
Foxtail Trophy (Fleet B) Steve Hunt
Dodd Trophy Stan Barton
Skiddaw Trophy Stan Barton
Grisedale Cup Phil Davenport & Izzie Hunter
Comet Trophy Phil Davenport & Izzie Hunter
May Holiday Cup Robin & Erin Dawson
Easter Holiday Trophy Hugh Godfrey
Isel Cup Joe Roberts
Spring Holiday Plate (Fleet A) Paul Gannon
Evening Plate (Night Jar) John Reekie
GP14 Series
Bass Tankard Dave & Lynn Lawson
Aitken Cup Dave & Lynn Lawson
Lyne Tankard Dave & Lynn Lawson
Commodores Prize Dave & Lynn Lawson
Spring Cup (The Jak Plak) Dave & Lynn Lawson
Graham Cup Dave & Lynn Lawson
Autumn Cup Dave & Lynn Lawson
Mustard Pot Val & Ken Bell
Stables Prize Val & Ken Bell
McMillan Cup (June Cup) Val & Ken Bell
Night Jar Val & Ken Bell
Ross Wear Helm (Fleet B) Paul & Vicky Bowmer
Harney Hetherington Trophy (Fleet A) Joan & Jack Hardie
Slow Handicap Series
Peel Pot Andy & Lily Smith
Singlehanded Trophy Andy & Lily Smith
Image Tankard Andy & Lily Smith
Orsova Cup Andy & Lily Smith
Reflection Trophy Phil & Oliver Smith
Red Sails Trophy Phil & Oliver Smith
The Albert Bates Trophy Mik Chappell
Kirk Helmsman Trophy (Fleet B) Mik Chappell
Mirror Mug Jon Roberts
AB Series Katia Smith
Round Table Tankard Erin Dawson
M Series (Night Jar) Matthew Somerville
All Classes
Eric Twiname Trust/Bass Burgee Dave & Lynn Lawson
Albert Bates Retirement Dave & Lynn Lawson
Autumn Sun Series FH Mike Fairlamb & Eric Smith
Autumn Sun Series PH Alan Jones & Sue Watson
2018 Winter Series Personal Handicap Alan Jones & Sue Watson
2018 Winter Series Fleet Handicap Alan Jones & Sue Watson
Max Joule Memorial Trophy Joe Roberts
Starters Prize Phil & Naomi Smith
Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy Mark Somerville & Joe Roberts
Jubilee Sailing Trust Val & Ken Bell
Banana Stakes Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
Celebrity Glass Trophy Mike Cowan
Calvert Trust Pennant Mik Chappell
Tinker Trophy Paul Gannon
Autumn Sat Series FH Paul Gannon
Autumn Sat Series PH Paul Gannon
Night Jar under 16 Matthew Somerville
Crews Race Sue Watson
Senior Race Mike Fairlamb
Ladies Race Barbara Thompson
Junior Race James Reekie
Flying Fifteen Championship
Brackenrigg Cup Simon Longstaff & Jonathan Denwood
Anderson Trophy Mike Moore & Michaela Sheard
Wheel Trophy Angus Corry & Mike Hunter
Maurice Dalton Memorial Trophy Ian Campbell & Lezli-Ann Pearson
Lawson Trophy Angus Corry & Mike Hunter
Handicap Championship
Osprey Trophy Steve Hunt & Ruth Critchley
T.S.B Trophy Stan Barton
Eagle Trophy Phil Davenport & Izzie Hunter
Kirk Decanter Paul Gannon
Arthur Carr Trophy Paul Gannon
1972 Trophy Mike Cave
GP14 Championship
Elwyn Banner Mendus Cup Dave & Lynn Lawson
Philp Prize Val & Ken Bell
Twiname Prize Alan Jones & Sue Watson
Hatrick Prize Mark & Helen Hunt
Slow Handicap, Mirror & Topper Championship
Mirror Trophy Andy & Lily Smith
Excalibur Trophy Mik Chappell
The Kirkpatrick Trophy Paul Gannon
Iberia Cup Josh Hunter
Bassenthwaite Bell Hannah Preston
Special Prizes
Sandra's Salver Sue Watson
The Roger Pryde Memorial Trophy Alfie Duncan
Consistency Cup Mik Chappell
Herb Telford Starter’s Prize Erin Dawson

The 68th Annual General Meeting held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 1st December 2019

Members agreed the following subscriptions for 2020

Ordinary – £188 increasing from 1st April to £208
Family – £91 increasing from 1st April to £102
Senior £132 increasing from 1st April to £147
Junior – £46 increasing from 1st April to £51
Affiliated – £96 increasing from 1st April to £107
Affiliated Family – £51 increasing from 1st April to £56
Country – £96 increasing from 1st April to £107

Bank Holiday Camping – Tents £22/weekend (£18 if paid in advance by Webcollect)  (£44/season)
Bank Holiday Camping – Caravans/CamperVans £30/weekend (£25 if paid in advance by Webcollect) (£60/season)

Naomi Smith was re-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 – Mike Hunter
Boats & Buoys – Alex Leonard
Galley – Claire Duncan
Grounds & Jetties – Mark Somerville
House – Alan Jones
Membership – Lezli-Ann Pearson
PRO – Mik Chappell
Training – Anthony Woodyer
Safety – Paul/Emily Clark
Social – Joanna Van Lachterop

Fleet Captains
Flying 15 – Simon Longstaff
GP14 – Mike Fairlamb
Mirror – Mik Chappell
Handicap – Izzy Hunter
Laser – Neil Garrison

Peter Whipp suggested Sunday races in October be run back to back and bar to be open after racing. Rick Peteki gave an update on proposed footpath which has been delayed so nothing to talk about.

The meeting closed at 2.30pm

It didn’t look too promising just prior to the first race with a W trying to reach f1 and calm water.  Did I say westerly?  The turbines were blowing from NNE!  But the Bass wind soon swung to that direction which gave a start from 0 and a course of 1-B-9-0.

Of the four competitors AJ / Sue and Paul were soon vying for the lead, with James & Jenny’s newly acquired green machine (a pristine GP for those who haven’t seen it) just ahead of Barbara.

With the wind dying the course was shortened to 1 lap which suited all.  And so did the abandonment of the after-lunch race.  AJ reckoned there was wind down the lake but it would have taken a long paddle to get to it!

Final results

A glorious winter style cold morning, with clear blue skies, but a lack of wind was not looking too promising for the day’s racing. The wind filled in enough for the committee boat to take to the water, but it quickly faded, even before the fleet was launched! After a while various boats went out for a sail in some light airs, but the wind never filled in sufficiently for a race, which was later cancelled for the day.

Latest results

After a lot of hard work, there was another successful bonfire night at the club


Thanks to all that helped with building and lighting the bonfire, arranging the firework display, as well as providing the hotdogs, and staffing the bar.

Now that November is here, it is Sunday only racing (isn’t it Mik?!) for the Winter Trophy. There was a cold light wind that picked up slightly over the course of the morning, and light rain to boot!

Eight boats competed, no capsizes, with some close racing and four boats finishing less than 17 secs apart on handicap in the morning race, two of which tied – AJ/Sue and Peter. The wind eased after lunch, and continued to do so throughout the race. Although Peter established an early lead, he lost ground in the calm patches as the wind started to fade and AJ secured 1st place, with Peter 2nd. Shortly after the boats returned to shore, the lake was like a mill pond.

Latest results

The bonfire celebrations are being held on Saturday 9th from 6pm – please bring a display firework, and drop off any spare wood that you may have for the bonfire.

After a wet, night, and a calm morning, the wind freshened as the afternoon went on, and the sun shone, revealing a snow capped Skiddaw as the rain clouds disappeared.

There was a fleet of 11 boats, some suffering mixed fortunes. Steve/John in their GP, headed for wrong marks, and capsized getting their mast in the mud, but righted it and finished the race – all part of the learning curve! Paul had a great start in the 2nd race, but lost the benefit when he, too, capsized. AJ was getting giddy doing turns again, though he seemed to suggest Sue was at fault (I wonder if he still has a crew available for Sunday?…) It was the Solos that fared best with Tony winning both races, Paul 2nd in the first, and Rory 2nd in the last race. Paul wins the series on fleet handicap with AJ/Sue 2nd.

Final results Autumn Saturday Series

Here’s another video from John of his first October race.

With the clocks going back, perhaps many enjoyed their lie in, and did not fancy a sail as only three helms turned up in the morning, and another couple in the afternoon, for what turned out to be another sunny, but cool, day with a force 1/2. The GPs shared the honours, with AH/Sue winning the morning race, and Joan/Jack in the afternoon.

Overall, Mike/Eric won on fleet handicap, and AJ/Sue on personal handicap.

Final results Autumn Sunday Series

Saturday was wet and windless, though a light breeze did fill in, there was no enthusiasm to race, so racing was cancelled for the day.

Sunday morning’s attendees all reported wind at Bothel, Keswick, Cockermouth, but there was little sign of any at the club! Various zephyrs came and went, but racing did get underway by noon. The light breeze proved to be very shifty on the ‘compact’ course aimed at keeping the fleet in whatever wind there was.

After lunch the wind strengthened, and without the sun, it felt so much colder, but, at least, the sailors were kept more active to give them a chance at keeping warmer.

Dave/Lynn won both races with Tony 2nd in the morning race (which proved to be more than enough for him), and Mike/Eric 2nd in the afternoon.

Latest results

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the annual dinner by Wednesday 23rd October to benefit from the early bird discounted ticket price.

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Ian MacPherson died peacefully this morning (17 October) after a long illness. Ian has been a long standing member of the club having sailed in the Laser and F15 fleets.

Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this sad time.

Ian’s funeral is to be held at 13.30 on Monday 28 October at Carlisle Crematorium, followed by a reception at Dalston Victory Hall. If you are likely to attend the reception please let us, or Tim Chittenden, know by Wednesday evening so that the family can plan catering arrangements.

Due to various other commitments, numerous regulars are not available for the planned team racing on 26/27 October, so, due to low anticipated attendance, it has been decided to cancel this year’s event.

Club racing will continue as planned.