Year: 2000

More of the Summer wine

The weather was absolutely glorious throughout the weekend. There was some wind for the sailors and lots of sun for the shore crews to enjoy. Saturday racing saw the climax to a long series of races. The flying Fifteens were

RNLI Pennant

After a wet morning’s sailing, there was a hint of blue skies for the afternoon’s round the lake pennat race in aid of the RNLI. However, with a westerly force 3 blowing there was every likelihood of some interesting wind

Lord Birkett comes to Bass

Another success for the laser fleet occurred when Mark Somerville won this year’s Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy held at Ullswater. Robin Dawson and Ian McPherson, not far behind, finished 7th and 8th respectively. Well done!

Enterprise North West Area Championship

Last weekend saw Lasers, Enterprises and Mirrors converging on the lake for some Open Meetings. In addition, the Enterprises were sailing for their North West Area Championship. Desperately fluky winds on Saturday and most of Sunday taxed ‘light air’ skills

Whit Bank Holiday

This weekend saw a busy time for sailors on Bassenthwaite Lake. Saturday saw the continuation of the Max Joule Memorial Trophy, a long series of eight races that is nearing its climax. The blustery winds led to exciting racing for

Another trophy for Bass

At Coniston’s laser open the three Bass entrants took pole positions out of a fleet of 14 boats. Strong winds on Saturday eased, and were more variable, on Sunday. However Scumper mastered all the conditions and, having won the series

Flying 15 Open

World class competition took over the lake for the weekend’s racing. Flying 15 world champions Steve Goacher and Phil Evans made the most of some excellent courses in generally breezy conditions to show the rest of the fleet around the

Jubilee Sailing Trust Pennant

After a weekend of blustery conditions, numbers were depleted for the Sunday afternoon pennant traditionally sailed around the lake. The six starters, comprising 3 flying 15s, a laser, a dart and a GP14, were all in close contention until they

GP14 North East Area Championship Trophy comes to Bassenthwaite

The GP14 North East areas was held at Derwent Reservoir on 6/7 May. After some very close, competitive racing Bassenthwaite helms Mike Fairlamb and Andrew Greenhalgh both tied on six points after counting four out of five races. Mike Fairlamb

Celebrity Glass Trophy

It was another busy weekend for racers this weekend as the fleet competed for the Celebrity Glass Trophy. Saturday saw 12 boats out on the lake with some close racing throughout the fleet. A few close calls and a slight