Year: 2005


Congratulations to Andy and Emma on the birth of their (first) daughter Katia Rose who weighed in at 6lb 15oz at 4:30am on 27th September. Dad’s elated, mother and baby doing well! ….and here’s the doting grandparents  

Didn’t he do Admirally!

I know it should say admirably, but since Tim Chittenden won the weekend series, it seemed more appropriate. With the tinker association having a travellers meeting of 22 boats, and many members away at the Southport 24 hour race, there was only a few

Brain Cell on Offer!

At Ullswater YC’s RS open meeting on Saturday, three members ventured down to brave some strong winds only to sit in the eye of the storm all day. The wind came and went from time to time, and the short

Indian Summer

Sun and wind – what more could you want? Even the water isn’t too cold for those of us that ended up in it! Saturday’s racing concluded the Dodd Trophy for the handicap fleet, and OD Rich Hodgkins set simple,


Wedding bells will be resounding for another happy couple sometime in the future  – congratulations to Mark Somerville and Kirsty Nixon on their recent engagement. An impromptu party took place on Saturday evening, that left a few people somewhat jaded on

There’s Those That Can…

Although Saturday started off muggy but overcast, a slight breath of wind was sufficient for the OD to gets the boats on the water. In the time it took to set the line and get the boats out, the wind

GP14 Open Meeting 9th/10th July

    The sun shone, and despite the high pressure system, the wind filled in for a strong fleet of 21 boats for this weekend’s open meeting. Sailors were so keen that for each race it was a case of

Weekend report (Courtesy of Rhonwen)

Saturday saw some very fickle winds – strong one minute, nothing the next.  Three GPs and two handicap boats made it to the start line, which was in light winds, but half way up the first beat the gales hit. 

Short and Sweet?

With eight races to get in over this weekend’s series, there was a definite need for races to be short, but with the races being so short, there was little room to recover from mistakes so the results did not

Back to Front in More Ways Than One

Saturday’s racing started in muggy conditions with a light southerly breeze. Stand in starter Adrian (initially) opted to moor the committee boat downwind of the starboard end of the line – was there something he knew that the sailors didn’t?