Year: 2011

Youth Season Draws to Close

On the warmest October day of the year (what do you expect on 1st Oct?!), we concluded the Youth Squad season with a short series of races – 8 members turned up and, although the conditions were squally, they completed


Surprisingly (or perhaps not too surprising for our micro climate) the winds, and gusts were not as strong as the forecast and so another two races were sailed in the Asymmetric Cup and MJM Trophy. Before the first race Neil

Ethan Leads the Way

A drizzly, damp day with light winds were the order of the day for the first couple of races in the October Series which is for all classes and sailed on a personal and fleet handicap basis. Mik Chappell got

Fleet Challenge

While the rest of the country basked in what turned out to be the hottest October day, Bassenthwaite was less fortunate – it was warm and muggy but more overcast and not a lot of wind. Numerous sailors took advantage

RS200 Northern Tour & Scottish Series & RS Vareo Gul Grand Prix

Saturday morning was wet and blustery, then as the rain cleared the wind dropped so that by the first race there was a force 2 westerly, but it was by no means steady. Although the fleets are small, there is

Scarness Cup

Fleets are racing in a championship weekend series. A reasonable breeze greeted boats on Saturday, and there was some close racing. In the F15s, Simon Longstaff/Jon Denwood pipped Ian Campbell/Lezli-Ann Pearson at the post in the first race. Neil Platt,


Congratulations to Herb Telford, our official starter, on his 80th birthday. He had an early celebration during Bass Week when he and wife Aileen were made honorary members. Many happy returns!

Night Jar 8 September

After a wet week, and with high winds imminent for the weekend, this week’s Night Jar was perhaps the calm before the storm as the airs were relatively light and racing was brought to a relatively early conclusion after only

There’s More to Life Than Sailing

As much as we all enjoy sailing, many of us do get up to other things in our lives. Ken Bell and his dog Spot (sure there’s a joke in there somewhere) are seen here winning best sheepdog at this

Summer is over, or is it?

A wet and windy forecast for Saturday could have been the reason for a quiet turnout this weekend, and although there was been a persistent drizzle, the forecast wind/gusts were by no means a threat. In the first race an