Month: May 2011

A Race to Forget?

Light winds, and drizzle greeted sailors today, and the direction was likely to be challenging as it was blowing from S but forecast from SW – Sale Fell would have its effect on proceedings, especially as OD Mike Moore opted


A windy and wet start proved to be very off-putting for potential sailors. However, the wind did ease, and the world was a different place when the sun came out! Ten boats ventured out to the start, but they were

Whit Bank Holiday

A forecast of high winds and strong gusts seemed to be dampened down by rain sufficiently to enable the racing programme to proceed as planned. The first race was a pursuit in the Celebrity Glass Trophy series. Despite the wind

Night Jar 26 May

After a wet few days, the turnout was lower than usual. Dave and Lynn Lawson led the fleet on the water, to take another 1st on fleet handicap with Phil Davenport, who sailed a good race, finishing 2nd. Dave and

Flying 15 Northern Championship

The Flying 15 Northern Championship was held at Bass this weekend. The forecast was for a weekend of strong winds – which was what was delivered. There should be some exciting racing!! Sixteen visitors arrived to join the six Bass

Night Jar 19 May – Family Teamwork has the Edge

Another good turnout of 15 boats for the Thursday evening race. Neil/Judith Currie led the fleet in their RS400, followed by Joan/Jack Hardie in an RS200, but it was Dave/Lynn Lawson in a GP that won on fleet handicap, having

Soggy Sunday

A drizzly start to the day cleared before the sailors started to rig their boats, but then came back during racing! William and Lesley in an RS400 led the handicap fleet and made use of the occasional gusts to get

More Wind!

The temperature has dropped, the wind still has a dangerous kick to it, and to top it there are showers passing through! It didn’t stop 11 boats taking to the water though. Some sailors had a bit more use of

Night Jar 12 May

Fortunately the forecast was incorrect, and racing did take place with a good turnout of 16 boats which takes the total number of entrants in the series up to 25. Dave and Lynn Lawson took a strong lead on fleet

The Great North Asymmetric Challenge

Bass is pleased to host the first ever Great North Asymmetric Challenge which is sponsored by Ronstan. Conditions at first were blustery to such an extent that two masts were broken in the first race! The breeze did increase for