Month: September 2012

Saturday Sunshine then Soggy Sunday

Sunshine, a relatively warm wind, and white horses greeted sailors for another weekend series. Though the conditions were hard work, there was some exciting reaches, and several challenging gybes (which caught out numerous boats), all adding to some close racing.

RS Open & RS Vareo Northern Championships

After the vicissitudes of the preceding week, competitors were relieved to find that conditions were benign on the morning of the RS Open at Bassenthwaite SC. The sun shone; the sky was azure, and a pleasant F2 to 3 ruffled

Baby Boom

Congratulations to Emma and Phil Davenport on the birth of their first child Oscar last Wednesday. Congratulations also go to Nick and Natalie Smith on the birth of Scarlet, a sister to Daisy. Very best wishes go to both families.

Tinkering About

A reasonable wind, though variable, together with some sunshine led to some good sailing for clubs boats and visiting Tinkers. Overall the results for the day were consistent – Val/Ken’s thread bare main halyard held out and they secured two

Little Tinkers!

Yet again the forecast for the weekend is abysmal, and it seems to put off many regulars. Also, the visiting Tinker fleet was slightly reduced with just nine boats taking part. An early start for the Tinkers allowed them to

Sultry Saturday

Sun and a great sailing wind greeted the fleet of seven boats for another race in the Celebrity Glass Pursuit. Paul Clark started on the wrong signal and that seemed to put others, well Jim Christie, off their scheduled time

Sunny Sunday

Sunday started with a light SW breeze. Not sure whether Hugh had slept in, or was just being casual, but the OD opted to delay starting the race until Hugh could get to the line. It did him no harm

He Who is Last…

Saturday racing started with another race in the Celebrity Glass Pursuit. The winds were lighter than forecast, but freshened as the afternoon went on. Ethan was first to start in his Topper, and had several capsizes before, and during, the