Year: 2013

Congratulations (Updated)

No, this isn’t to congratulate Mike on losing a daughter and gaining a son-in-law following their recent wedding. Neither is it to congratulate him on a birth (as far as I know). However, with racing being cancelled for the second

Sailing cancelled

Any guesses as to why there wasn’t any sailing today? Would have been a shame to disturb such a stunning view!

Winter is (almost) here!

Okay, so Winter may not have arrived yet (although snow was spotted on the side of the A66 this morning), but the temperature has dropped significantly over the course of the week, and the Winter Series started today. The overnight

Didn’t we do well?!

Bassenthwaite Sailing Club has been awarded a £500 grant from Skipton Building Society who run an annual grant scheme for sports clubs called the Skipton Big160. Clubs wishing to apply for grants have to prepare a grant submission which is

Observing from afar

I see the lake levels are rising again and the boat has moved. Thank you and anyone else involved for looking after us while we swan around in foreign parts. Weather here is just about perfect – not too hot

October Blown Away

With the forecast of gales, and rain, there was only a few sailors tempted to take to the water for the end of the October Series. With the gusts increasing, of those that took to the water, a couple returned

Hour to spare?

With British Summer Time ending tonight, the clocks will go back one hour. Plan something useful to do with that extra hour – As the lake is already very high, the forecast for heavy and significant rainfall over the next

A Thank You Note

On behalf of the GP 14 Association I would like to thank Bassenthwaite Sailing Club for agreeing to host this End of Season Championship, it was a great weekend event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and that is due entirely to


Many congratulations to Phil and Naomi Smith on the recent birth of their first child Oliver, and first Grandson for Alan and Pat. The Smith name will continue!

VHF Radio and Radar courses

We are experiencing a rush on VHF courses ahead of the new changes (1 day course plus 1 day exam?) taking place in the new year. We are running a VHF Radio course at Whitehaven on Saturday 14th December, cost