Year: 2001

They think it’s all over

Well it is now. The final days racing was held in a force 2-3 – not boat bending weather you may think. Well William and Mike Cowan were to find out otherwise. Two minutes before the start and Mike asked

Not many left now!

In fact, Sunday’s racing concluded the Tinker Trophy leaving one race and two prizes to be sailed for next week – the Bassenthwaite Burgee and the Flying Enterprise Trophy. The morning race started in light airs with Bridget and Ginge


No, I’m not talking about Mike Cowan, who, it is reported, snores like a truck on the M6 (Mike Fairlamb confirmed that when he slept with Mike C he suffered just as badly!!) and who had been out with Andy

.. and add a bit of Currie Power

This years Flying 15 Viking Team Racing Trophy was held in mixed conditions. For those that may not sailed in the series before, the weekend comprises four straight races for which teams of three boats add together all their results

Tinker Open

With the Southport 24 hour race being a week later than Sailing Secretary Andy Smith expected, the visiting Tinkers had to share the lake with some larger than usual club fleets. High winds on Friday evening eased in time for

Bank Holiday Racing

Bank holidays are generally perceived to be family fun days at the seaside or in a popular tourist location in the warm sunshine and that was exactly what it was like at Bassenthwaite over August bank holiday. Lots of families

Enterprise NW Areas/Laser & Mirror Open Meeting

Bassenthwaite provided a mix of weather and testing winds for OD Andrew Greenhalgh and sailors alike. However, the weekend ended in sunshine and steady winds. Hon Secretary Jose Hodgkins, aka Bridget Jones, stood in to present the prizes on behalf

GP14 Open Meeting

With a good mix of visitors and local boats, the open meeting seems to have been dominated by wins to Bassenthwaite helms (and crews). Congratulations to David and Lynne Lawson on winning through consisently good sailing. Overall results GP14 OPEN

Sunny pursuits

23/24 June comprised series of fleet pursuit racing. The tradition for the series when the prizes were initially awarded was that helms, together with their crews, would sail in someone else’s boat for each race so that top helms would

Commodore’s Prize

On 16/17 June the GPs were sailing for the Commodore’s Prize while the Flying 15s were sailing for the Mellor Mug. A fresh north easterly breeze on Saturday before racing started frightened off some F15 sailors and left William Carruthers/Tim