Year: 2004

Wild and Windy

Again the tail end of Caribbean hurricanes made their way across the Atlantic in time for the weekend and, of course, Southport 24 hour race. It’s a long time since it has been so blustery throughout the entire race, but

Room for improvement!

With tale end of the American hurricanes coming through to spoil our weekend after such a glorious week, three RS400 went to Ullswater to enter their one day open meeting. Along with 35 RS200s there were 13 RS400s. On arrival

Betty’s Birthday Bash

Congratulations to Pat Smith (aka Betty) on her forthcoming birthday. She can’t really be up for collecting her pension can she? A surprise party was held in the club on Saturday evening, and there was even an impromptu music session

Mirror Inland Championships

The National Mirror Inland Championships were held at Bassenthwaite Lake over the three-day bank holiday weekend. Fifty-three boats entered from as far afield as Plymouth and Shetland. Saturday saw two races held in perfect weather – sunshine and a force

Back in the Swing

The first full weekend’s sailing since Bass Week took the form of a weekend series for F15s, GPs, Mirror and laser/handicap fleets. There was consistency throughout the fleets, with all series being won with three firsts in the first three

My *RS*

Sounds like something from the Royale family, well not far wrong – it’s to do with the Commodore’s family. Following the naming of the Hodgkins’ boat ‘Kiss My RS’, they tipped it in so many times on Saturday it should

More Photos

Here are some more photos from the GP NW Areas courtesy of There are pictures available of all the boats at the Championship on their website.  

Sailing Experience Comes to an End

Last Tuesday brought this season’s helping hand for newcomers to an end. More than 30 people have taken the opportunity to benefit from other’s experience and guidance, and were all successful in navigating a dinghy around a triangular course after

GP14 North West Area Championships

A strong fleet of 40 boats took to the water on the first day of the GP14 NW Area Championships. The winds picked up over the afternoon, and many places were won and lost on various beats. It seemed like

Gone Fishin’?…

.. that could be one of the few explanations as to why William Carruthers and Lesley Braddock used the genniker as a trawl net and let Neil Currie expand his lead in the second race of the weekend series. Neil