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Sunday Sunshine

After a miserably wet Saturday, the clouds parted for some Sunday sunshine, and force 3 from the SW. A failure to closely watch the flags had only Paul Gannon on the handicap fleet start line, with other stragglers some minutes

Laser/Solo/Streaker Open

The longer term forecast for this one day open was wet and windy which put off several competitors. However, our Bass micro climate defied the forecast in terms of wind strength at least which, generally, was a pleasant force 2-3.

Night Jar

Good weather on Thursday resulted in 19 sailors taking to the water for the 7 pm race in the Night Jar Series. Mark Somerville won on fleet handicap and James and Jenny MacGregor won on personal handicap. The overall series

Fleet Challenge A 2019

While the south of the country basked in some summer sunshine, Bassenthwaite was not quite so fortunate, as it was overcast and threatening rain showers all afternoon. Sailing wise, there was a pleasant force 2/3 to keep the boats moving.

Night Jar 6

With rain falling all day it was inevitable that numbers would be down.  And we got seven starters. The medium wind was off the clubhouse so the course was broadly similar to last week.  John’s Solo took an immediate lead

Whit Bank Holiday 2019

The weekend started with this year’s Push the Boat Out open day which was well attended by approx 100 visitors, and gave many of them the opportunity to take to the water in the best of the day’s weather. There

Night Jar 5

It was a superb evening with a cloudless sky.  But the west wind was a little chilly and stronger than of late.  Several crews who had signed on thought better of going out but there were still seventeen starters to

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,