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Shifty Saturday

Saturday started with some more junior sailing practice, followed by the final two races in the Asymmetric Cup and MJM series. With a light SW breeze, a simple windward/leeward course was set (despite there being only one asymmetric boat sailing).

Night Jar 4

Bass’ unique weather system kicked in this week.  There was little wind to the west or north but a real Helm Wind at Bass.  This put a few crews off launching but Harry brought the Aero down for a run

Sunshine All The Way

Wall to wall sunshine, and a stronger than expected NW wind, made for good sailing conditions on Saturday. As last week, the wind was regularly swinging to keep helms on their toes. Frustratingly, just as the start sequence got underway,

Night Jar 3

An overcast afternoon with a light but bitter E wind (3 degrees on the car thermometer) put many of the Thursday regulars off and there were only thirteen starters this week. The course was A-9-0-1 which included two beam reaches

May Day Bank Holiday

Saturday started off with some sail training for the juniors before racing got underway for the Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy, a handicap series for all fleets, and the start of the three day Catapult Open for which there are eight

Night Jar 2 – 2nd May 19

It was one of those evenings when even the seasoned sailors couldn’t work out the wind direction. It started SW and ended NE. The OD went for a diamond course A-B-5-4 in an area where the wind had filled in

Flying 15 , Sail no 3844

Ovington/Evans    Built in 2005 £9200 Excellent condition, GRP hull, trailer, sails and new cover I have owned this boat since 2008 and enjoyed sailing her at South Windermere. Lightly used, professionally maintained and stored indoors every winter Currently at

MJM/Asymmetric Cup

After a turnout of 20 boats on Thursday evening, was it the lack of one of AJ’s meals on offer, or the long term forecast of 40kt gusts that put sailors off on Saturday as there were only 4 helms

Night Jar 1 – 25 April 19

A thunder storm was rolling around the hills in the late afternoon so there is was a   question mark on whether we would have boats on the water and a race start. But it was ok at Bass with

Easter Bank Holiday

The long bank holiday break started on Friday and focussed on getting plenty of kids on the water on both Friday and Saturday, especially as there was plenty of sunshine with light winds. Despite mixed winds earlier in the day,