Year: 2009


After a reluctance to appear (surely not stage fright?!) baby Lily Alice Smith was born early on 2 November – a sister to Katia and second daughter for Andy and Emma. All doing fine Is that Andy’s hairline she’s sporting?!

Would you believe it?

A wet and windy forecast but some hardy sailors still turned up, though they were surprised to find any wind at all as Bass seemed to be enjoying its own micro climate compared to nearby villages where there was rain

The Eric Twiname Memorial Trust

Following a recent approach, the Sailing Club Council have proudly agreed that in future years, one of the pennant races sailed each season will be used as an opportunity to raise funds on behalf of the Eric Twiname Memorial Trust.

Have a lie in!

The end of the October coincides with the end of the championship season. The weather forecast brought things to an early conclusion due to force nine gales on Saturday. John Crosbie launched his laser, enjoyed some spectacular planes, intermingled with

FF Open

Saturday’s forecast was not great for wind, if the webcam had been working you would have noticed that the forecast was correct!! The lake was mirror like most of the afternoon. Racing was postponed until 1030hrs on Sunday. It was

Richard Atkinson

Club founder member Richard Atkinson has died at the age of 88. Until about 10 years ago he was a regular sailor in a F15 with Judge Leech. Richard was one of the clubs more successful sailors having become GP14

Raring to Go!

Last weekend saw the final championship weekend series of the season. Gales had been forecast but did not materialise and there was good sailing weather on both days. On Saturday in the handicap fleet, Robbie D and Big E in

Clear Winner

Sam Hall travelled to West Lancs S C on Saturday for the final event in the North West Junior Travellers Series. Due to the gale force conditions the event was cancelled. However, Sam had already gained enough points to win

What a difference a day makes!

A bit of wind (well a lot!) topped up with rain was enough to put off all helms other than Jim Christie on Saturday. However, stand in OD Robbie D made an early call to cancel racing for the day.

26/27 Sept

Saturday’s forecast light westerly breeze came in on cue, together with some afternoon sunshine resulting in  a pleasant afternoon’s sailing. The gusts that came through were patchy and Robbie D and Big E kept being caught up by William and