Month: June 2012

Night Jar

After a day which had almost all weather conditions on offer at some point, the Gods eventually decided to supply lots of wind for Thursday evening’s racing. There were plenty of capsizes, even before the start, but the conditions were

Dubwath Micro Climate

Despite high winds on the coast, and a similar forecast for the lake which would probably have prevented sailing, Bass again enjoyed its own weather conditions. Although windy, with some strong gusts, sailing got underway with the first race being

Life Goes On

There may not have been any boats on the foreshore after they had all been moved to safety in the morning, but it didn’t stop 10 boats venturing out to race in the squally conditions. Two F15s, a GP and

Mid Summer’s Day

You’d never have guessed it from the weather. Torrential rain showers, a little bit of sun, but a good breeze to power the boats round. Joe Watkins was out in his new RS 300, honing his capsize skills on a

Bolted Horses Now Grazing Peacefully

If you have been worrying about the well being of your much beloved craft, please rest assured that all boats have now been moved to safety. The water has now risen (13.00 Saturday) to cover all of the foreshore to

Soggy Saturday 16 June

With a stormy weather forecast for middle England, what would happen in the Dubwath micro climate was anybody’s guess. The wind turbines at Bothel were in an Easterly breeze, from the shore the wind seemed to be from the SE,

Weekend Sailing 9/10 June

This weekend’s championship series got off to a great start with a steady westerly breeze which gave rise to some good planing conditions. Simon/Jon led the way in the F15s in both races with Mike/Kayla chasing and Ian/Lezli-Ann challenging from

Night Jar – 7 June

‘Winds will be cyclonic’ – and how! A quieter, damp, evening resulted a smaller fleet of only 11 boats this week. As the wind came and went Race Officer Steve Sharpe had his work cut out guessing which direction it

The Street Party That Wasn’t

Due to the cold weather, the scheduled street party was held indoors, red white and Royal blue was the theme. There was again a great selection of sandwiches, nibbles and cakes to keep everyone going until the barbeque this evening!

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

(Photo Gallery) The long weekend started on Friday evening with nibbles and drinks followed by a quick Queenie quiz. The winners celebrated by eating their prize of a bar of chocolate…. Saturday morning saw a brief visit by a King(fisher),