Year: 2000

Asymmetric Open meeting

Ok so the forecast wasn’t very good and you preferred to stay at home and keep warm. But those that turned up braved the elements in shifty conditions and blew away all cobwebs! The changeable winds lead to very close

Flying 15 Team Racing (Sponsored by Harper and Hebson VW and Audi Carlisle)

One of the more unusual, but one of the best enjoyed, events of the northern sailing calendar is the annual Flying Fifteen team racing weekend generously sponsored by Harper and Hebson of Carlisle. Teams of three boats combine all their

Club Championships

 (Full prizelist) For the last championship series of the season, the flying fifteen and laser fleet champions had already been decided, but the following places up were for grabs 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in the Flying 15s 2nd

GP14 North-West Area Championships

Light winds on Saturday lead to the postponement of a race and meant an early start on Sunday for three closely fought races held in a good breeze which helped blow away cobwebs after the effects of the night before!

Bass Reivers?

At last weekend’s Annandale open meeting, which included the GP14 Scottish Area Championship, it was a case of Bass came, Bass sailed and Bass conquered! This year’s GP14 Scottish Area champions are Bass members David and Lynne Lawson, with John

Tinker Weekend

Concerns over fuel supplies reduced the numbers of entrants from 29 to 11 for the final open meeting of the Tinker Travellers circuit. Light winds freshened over the weekend to a force 4 by Sunday afternoon. But spirits did not

Untypically Tropical

Yes, although Autumn arrived on Friday, those sailors not venturing to various open meetings enjoyed clear blue skies and warm, strong winds. In the Flying 15s, William Carruthers and Alan Smith took the lead in the first race and held

AT Cup

Although no-one seems to know the real reason behind the name for this series (suggestions to the mailbox please) it has proved to be an important turning point for the various club championships.   FLYING FIFTEEN AT CUP PN Boat

Torn between two loves?

The Ross Wear Helmsman Trophy was the target for the GP fleet. A series of four races with no discard, starts being staggered according to personal handicap. Richard Hodgkins crewed by Mike Cowan, upset his parents on Saturday by beating

Bank Holiday roundup

The Bank Holiday weekend was described by one member as fantastic, with lots of competition. Weatherwise, the weekend started misty and breezy on the Saturday, when there were two closely competed races with bottles of wine for prizes  – The