Great North Asymmetric Challenge

Although our season has not yet started, preparations for our first open meeting are all in hand.

This year’s GNAC is being held on 13/14 April, eight windward leeward races scheduled, and entries are now open at via WebCollect

Early entries benefit from a £10 discount so don’t delay too long!

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More love in the air

Congratulations to Phil Hodgkins and Sarah Wilkinson following their wedding at the weekend.

They have both been invited to give a talk on sailing on Radio Cumbria on Thursday (21/2) at around 6.30pm

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Getting Out There

As a preamble to the season, Mik has sent an article to the local press which should be published this weekend by the Cumberland News. The article is aimed at promoting us to new members, so please help spread the word and point friends and colleagues in the direction of the Cumberland News.

Don’t forget that the deadline for contributions to the next edition of Foxy Tales is just a week away. Mik is always keen to accept further copy if you can pen something while it’s in your mind.

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Love in the air?

Frankie Mensah is a Producer at Boundless Productions who are making a second series of the BBC Two Show Love in The Countryside. They’re looking for town and city dwellers who want to leave behind the rat race, find love and share a new life in the countryside.

They have a lovely lady who enjoys outdoor pursuits and Are looking for some outgoing active men in their late 50’s early 60’s who might be interested in dating her?

 Frankie Mensah  Casting Producer

A: 1 Stephen Street, London W1T 1AL

T: 0207 691 5673

E: [email protected]


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Junior Sailing Sessions 2019

Building on the success of the junior sessions that ran throughout last year we have planned a programme of sailing for juniors prior to racing on a Saturday.  

We will continue with the same three fleets of Optimists, Tera/Topper and Mirrors. The Optimist sailing will be aimed at a beginner level with use of Mirrors if conditions do not permit independent sailing. A technique and race relevant training session will be run for the older sailors within the Optimist/Tera/Topper fleet.

The sessions will run for 1 hour prior to club racing to allow the younger kids to either stop should they wish or go club racing with supervision/adults. Ideally, we want to see the older kids participating in club racing during the afternoon.

The sessions will start with a 12-noon briefing, aiming to be on the water for 12.30pm.

Please note that these sessions are intended for parents to be actively involved in teaching their children to sail and we would expect at least one parent/guardian per family to be dressed and equipped for on the water assistance at all timesduring the sessions.

Please direct any questions to the junior session co-ordinator:
John Reekie

Session dates 2019 (12 noon briefing – 12.30pm on the water):

Saturday 20th April

Saturday 4th May

Saturday 18th May

Saturday 25th May – Push the Boat Out event

Saturday 15th June

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – NWYJTT event

Saturday 6th July

Saturday 20th July

Friday 23rd August

Saturday 24th August

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Winter Walk

On Sunday 24th February there will be an opportunity to meet up with some sailing friends, have a natter while you walk on one of two routes, then meet back at the club for some fish and chips (to cancel out the efforts of the walk!).

Meet at the club from 10am, with a view to arranging some car sharing and leaving by approx 10.40am.

Please check out the lunch menu and pre-order your food on WebCollect by Sunday 17 February.

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Test Drive a RS400

Do you want to try out an RS400 for the first time or know someone who does?

RS Sailing are kindly providing an RS400 DEMO BOAT for 2019 and it’s coming to the North first!!

It will be at Leigh & Lowton SC (LLSC) from 9th Feb so come and try out the boat at LLSC’s legendary Tipsy Icicle Series and come and talk to the other 400 sailors.

Following the Winter Champs at LLSC on 23/24th March, the boat will be winging its way to Bassenthwaite SC for the GNAC on 13/14 April and will be there until 22nd April, after which it will continue on its UK-wide tour.

Contact Dave Exley to book a slot.

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Foxy Tales 2019

It’s that time of year again folks. The time when we ask for contributions to the new edition of Foxy Tales. Last year, saw a record response in terms of the number of contributors and pieces submitted, something we would like to equal or exceed in the coming edition.

So this request is for as much copy, if not more, than last year. So what can I write about this time you might ask? As previously I would suggest; reflections on sailing last year or further in the past, your plans for the coming season, thoughts on how the Club is progressing and, perhaps, what new initiatives you would like to see?

But don’t limit articles to Bass – Let us know what you have been up to when not on the Lake? Out of season or onshore activities? And we used to have adverts, quizzes, crosswords, recipes or whatever although these have been absent of late. And, if at all possible, please send an accompanying photo or two. As someone once said “A picture is worth a thousand words”!

I admit that I was apprehensive when we went digital but it has definitely stirred up the enthusiasm of members to get involved. William has worked wonders in getting past editions loaded to our website, sometimes from thumbed hard copy. If you want to view what’s there click on the Membership tab and select Foxy Tales – Members Magazine. But don’t click on it – instead move right to the Year column and drop down to the one you want to view first. There’s a lot of Club history at your fingertips!

To allow time to compile This Year’s edition contributions are needed by 14th February (we stick with that date as it’s an easy one to remember!). Although Robin will compile digitally, please send bits and pictures to me as the co-ordinator. I would prefer it to be emailed – although typed copy and even hand written stuff will do. But please get it done and send it as soon as you can.

Many thanks,


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2019 is here!

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Merry Christmas!

While there’s no sailing, the club officers are getting into the Christmas spirit

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