Month: July 2012

Bottoms Up

During this weekend’s GP Open there was a three way challenge between Alan/Sue, Alastair/Claire and Katharine/Glenys where the leading boat at the end of the Meeting would be bought a bottle of champagne by the others. Well, as tweeted on

GP 14 Northern Bell/Border Bell Travellers

This weekend we hosted the above event. The forecast was for some great winds, and hopefully only light showers, and that is what the fleet got. The various gusts passing over the lake, not only gave rise to some great

Crews/Seniors Race 26 July

Light winds were the order of the day for this final evening race before Bass Week. Not many entrants, and even fewer finishers, but the results were very close when the handicaps were calculated with Ken Bell beating Jack Hardie

Sad News

It is with sadness that we have learnt that long standing member Chris Denwood has tragically been killed in a motorcycle accident. Chris joined the club with his family over 40 years ago and was an avid GP and Laser

Summer’s about to start?

A sunny afternoon with a freshening light breeze greeted sailors on Saturday for another championship weekend series. With Mike as OD, and his threat to start on time, no-one dared call his bluff and all were out on the water

Night Jar 19 July

A beautiful evening, though the winds were light, tempted out 13 boats this week for the last race in the main Night Jar series. Neil/Judith led the fleet with Rory 2nd and Eric 3rd, but when the personal handicaps were


Competitors for the RYA NWJTT and Topper NW Area Championships were confounded, on arrival, to discover that the wind was blowing from exactly the opposite direction to that which was forecast. Shortly before the scheduled start time the SE breeze

One of Those Days

With a forecast of light winds from the north east again, to be greeted with a light southerly was somewhat daunting. The opposing winds would affect sailing all morning, and after three attempts to set a start line racing finally

NW Area Junior Travellers – 5 July

Contents Junior Fleet Optimist Fleet Youth Fleet Junior Fleet Sailed:3, Discards:1, To count:2, Ratings:PY, Entries:16, Scoring system:My scoring system Rank Tally Fleet Class SailNo Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 Nett 1st 7 J Laser RAD 188274 Sam Hall Bass

Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy

With many members racing away at open meetings including The Lord Birkett at Ullswater, the fleet was reduced on Saturday. Although the wind was from the north east, unusually this season it was mild and not too strong! Neil/Judith, in