Results


Asymmetric Open meeting

Ok so the forecast wasn't very good and you preferred to stay at home and keep warm. But those that turned up braved the elements in shifty conditions and blew away all cobwebs!

The changeable winds lead to very close racing for the first lap of a windward leeward course. But Steve Hunt and Ruth Critchley then broke away in their RS400 and went on to win the first race.

Martin and Rachel Crouch are still new to the RS400s - a screaming reach, a lull and another gust lead to their demise. To top it all Rachel fell out on the way back to shore and they threw in another capsize for good luck (although Herb Telford may have distracted them at the time) but seemed to keep laughing about it all the way.

Strong winds eased throughout Sunday racing. Martin Crouch continued to dominate the first beats which again lead to some close racing. However, Steve Hunt pulled back through to win both races.

Prizelist: 1st Steve Hunt, 2nd Martin Crouch

Martin and Rachel Crouch

 

Flying 15 Team Racing (SPONSORED BY HARPER AND HEBSON VW AND AUDI CARLISLE)

One of the more unusual, but one of the best enjoyed, events of the northern sailing calendar is the annual Flying Fifteen team racing weekend generously sponsored by Harper and Hebson of Carlisle.

Teams of three boats combine all their scores in four races to find the winning team so allowing for a bit of tactics as well as serious sailing in this fun event.

A fleet of boats from around the country enjoyed some excellent courses set by Andy Smith and Herb Telford and, together with mainly warm southerly winds varying from a force 1 to a stiff force 5, gave every dog the chance to have its day.

Mastering all of these conditions, Neil Platt (Liverpool) forsook his GP 14 and very creditably won three of the four races sailing a new boat with a scratch crew, Bass S.C. member Andrew Nuttall {Whitehaven), who hadn’t sailed competitively for a few years whilst away at university.

Race two was won by Tyneside’s John Hardisty, chased by Cockermouth’s Neil Currie who has just returned to sailing after a year’s lay-off with back problems. Neil was sailing Paul Wright's boat with Paul. Just how versatile the Flying fifteen is, was demonstrated with a wide range of helms and crews. It was great to see the wily old pensioner from Loch Earn, Ian Cameron, still up there with the top boats after a long beat up Bass in a force 5 making it look all so easy. At the other end of the age spectrum young Elizabeth Donkin, who has barely reached her teens, crewed for Graham Donkin in her second open meting. Well done Elizabeth!

Socially the event was also a big hit with a meal in the clubhouse on Saturday evening. Free lunches and teas were also provided on Sunday – thanks to Linda Beattie and her band of helpers.

So, if you sail a Flying Fifteen, make a note in your diary for next year. Get yourself to Bassenthwaite where there is free camping, caravanning and lots of socials to have an excellent weekend in the Lake District at this annual event with a great prize list on offer.

NB The wind change in the first race was NOT the reason why Neil Currie finished with only one boat behind him in the first race - he just sailed ****!

   

R1

R2

R3`

R4

Pts

Overall

Someone has
to sail with
the old get
3702 T Crumpton
3636 J Hardisty (The Old Get)
3950 D Douglas
3
5
9
7
1
6
4
2
10
4
3
8
62 1
The Good
The Bad &
The Unlucky
3641 A Dunning
3268 W Carruthers
3673 S Beattie
2
17
7
4
10
5
3
6
5
2
7
5
73
2

The Fat Boys
3704 N Platt
3593 I Preston
3640 N Currie
1
14
18
3
15
2
1
7
9
1
15
6
92 3

The Cronies
3451 I Cameron
3606 I Laidlaw
3666 J Gerrard
12
4
15
16
9
12
15
17
8
16
11
9
144 4

The Discard
3332 W Somerville
3473 M Moore
3560 I Campbell
3385 M Middleton
8
11
13
19
8
14
17
18
12
13
11
16
14
12
13
17
162 5

Wot No Tent
3303 G Donkin
3232 S Robinson
3705 K Vials
16
6
10
19
11
13
19
18
14
19
10
19
174 6
The winners from Derwent Reservoir
Karen the winner of the Grotty Potty for 'Designing' Paul's trousers

Club Championships (Full prizelist)

For the last championship series of the season, the flying fifteen and laser fleet champions had already been decided, but the following places up were for grabs

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in the Flying 15s
2nd and 3rd in the Lasers
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in the GP14s

The unsettled forecast proved correct and Saturday produced some steady southerly winds, dampened by a few showers. However, this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the fleets. The adrenalin was also high due to some crews who had not realised that the start time was earlier then usual.

In the flying fifteen fleet, Scott Beattie (Beverly) had already won the championship, so let his crew, John Somerville (Carlisle) take the helm. William Curruthers (Carlisle) was second in the championship and could only be beaten if Mike and Christina Moore (Preston) took five first places this weekend. Unfortunately, Mike and Christina were among the latecomers and never caught the rest of the fleet in the first race. John had an excellent start and was almost first round the windward mark. However, John’s wife Wendy, sailing with Elaine Fairlamb (Deanscales) was also battling for first place at the mark. John decided he wanted his tea and Wendy led the race. Wanting to prove how good a helm he is, John never gave up and pulled back the place to win the race. In the second race, Mike and Christina led from the start, but again John pulled through to win.

In the GP14 fleet, Dave and Lynne Lawson (Kendal) needed two first places to take the title. They have been sailing superbly since the middle of the season when they joined the fleet. Mike Fairlamb (Deanscales) and Mike Cowan (Maryport) had led the championship almost from the start of the season needed one more first place to win the championship. Further down the field, only two points separated Julian and Jane Cruickshank (Bolton), Ginge and Jose Hodgkins (Brigham) and Hugh Godfrey with Rhonwen Bryce (Whitehaven). This is the closest end to the GP14 championship for a few years. In almost predictable form, Dave and Lynne led from the start in both races to take the places they needed to win the championship. Lynne has done exceptionally well considering this is her first season in a boat. Mike and Mike took a second and third place, alternating with Julian and Jane. In the strong winds, Richard and Philip Hodgkins did very well to finish the first race without capsizing and finish with a very respectable championship position.

The gales forecast on Sunday did not materialise and the officer of the day, Hugh Godfrey, did very well to avoid most of the showers during the races. The first race saw John and Scott win the fifteen series. Behind them, William sailing with Rhonwen had been in second place, but the last leg proved their downfall when several places changed and Ian Campbell (Papcastle) with Tony Fisher (Carlisle) were second over the line. John also won the fourth race, but in the final race, Ian led from the start to avoid John getting a clean sweep.

In the GP14 fleet, Dave and Lynne again proved that they are worthy champioins, although they were pursued closely for most of the last race. Mike and Mike, Julian and Jane, Tim Knowles with Philip Hodgkins (both Brigham) and Ginge and Jose were all battling closely for the other places. There was considerable tactical play with everyone trying to steal everyone else’s wind. Mike and Mike took the three second places. The last two races, although not significant for the series and club championship, did decide the handicap championship. Julian and Jane, and Ginge and Jose had identical points for the fifteen races to count. Each took a first place on handicap, so discards were taken into account and Ginge and Jose were winners.

GP14 North-West Area Championships

Light winds on Saturday lead to the postponement of a race and meant an early start on Sunday for three closely fought races held in a good breeze which helped blow away cobwebs after the effects of the night before!

PN    Boat  Helm          FleetClub             1   2   3   4 Pts
 1   13671  N THOMPSON    G    CHASE            1   4   7   1   6
 2   13686  C JEFFS       G    TRIMPLEY         4   1   2   3   6
 3   13676  J JONES       G    SSSC             5   2   1   4   7
 4   12876  I PLATT       G    BOLTON           3   5   3   2   8
 5   13681  M SENIOR      G    BOLTON          26   3   8   5  16
 6   13609  N EAVES       G    BARTLEY         10   7  15   7  24
 7   13176  D LAWSON      G    BASS             2  11  12  13  25
 8   13218  M BRENNAN     G    HLSC             7   9  20  11  27
 9   12655  S GRAHAM      G    BURWAIN          6  19  18   8  32
10   13650  A ROSE        S    RWYC            14   6  13  15  33
11   13482  J TELFORD     G    BASS           RTD  21   4  14  39
12   13687  J SINCLAIR    G    WEST LANCS      16  14  28   9  39
13   13680  N BROOK       G    HOLLINGWORTH    19  13   9  26  41
14   13225  J DIXON       S    WEST KIRBY      13  10  19  18  41
15   13463  A GILKINSON   G    CASTLE SEMPLE   11  22  11  24  44
16   13678  B KENYON      G    BUDWORTH        21  25   5  22  48
17   13484  T TAYLOR      G    SOUTH STAFFS    29  15  24  10  49
18   13371  J RILEY       S    BASS            17  18  14  29  49
19   13374  P GARDNER     G    COMBS           18 DSQ   6  27  51
20   13406  G DEIGHAN     G    BOLTON          20 DSQ  25   6  51
21   13693  P OWEN        S    SOUTH STAFFS     8  23  34  21  52
22    8162  C AUBREY      G    BOLTON          27  17  17  19  53
23   13254  A GREENHALGH  S    BASS            12  16  27  28  55
24   13561  C KNOTT       S    HOLLINGWORTH    31  28  16  12  56
25   13327  M FAIRLAMB    S    BASS            24  12  33  20  56
26   13603  A DAVEY       S    BURWAIN         15  26  32  16  57
27   13515  T HARPER      G    WEST LANCS      34  27  10  25  62
28   13164  L OWEN        S    WINSFORD FLASH  36  24  23  17  64
29   13215  G KNOX        S    HOLLINGWORTH    25  34  21  23  69
30   13683  D MIDDLETON   B    BLACKPOOL & FL  38  20  22  31  73
31   13444  J SHARMAN     S    BURWAIN         22  29  29  30  80
32   13322  S TAYLOR      S    RWYC             9  38  39  40  86
33   13630  B MOSEDALE    B    WEST KIRBY      30  30  30  32  90
34   13115  J WADDINGTON  B    BOLTON          32  35  31  33  96
35   13453  P DUTTON      B    WEST KIRBY      42  31  35  36 102
36   13701  N HARRISON    B    HORBURY         28  42  42  35 105
37   13113  J CRUICKSHAN  B    BASS            33  40  37  38 108
38    6425  R MARSDEN     B    B&FYC           46 DSQ  26  37 109
39   13633  N PLATT       G    BOLTON / WEST  DSQ   8 DNS DNS 110
40   12682  E SMITH       B    BASS            41  33  36  43 110
41   13142  A HODGKINS    B    BASS            37  39  40  34 110
42   13338  A MONK        B    GLOSSOP         48  32  38  42 112
43   13340  M MITCHELL    B    WINSFORD FLASH  39  37  43  39 115
44   13075  R DIN         B    HOLLINGWORTH    35  41  41  41 117
45   13467  T KNOWLES     S    BASS            23 DNS DNS DNS 125
46   11772  D HOOK        B    WEST LANCS      40  36 DNS DNS 127
47   13013  N LEWIS       B    BASS            47  43  45  44 132
48   12220  R BALDWIN     B    WINSFORD FLASH  43  44  47  45 132
49    6642  J SHARP       B    BASS            44  45  46  47 135
50   10822  R COY         B    BASS            45 DNS  44  46 135

                              Points for RTD = 51  49  48  48
                              Points for DSQ = 51  49  48  48
                              Points for DNS = 51

 3 races to count
Overall winner Neil Thompson and Andy Hateley
2nd - Carl and Adrian Jeffs 1st in silver fleet - Alistair and Andrew Rose1st lady, 3rd in bronze fleet - Julie and Chris Waddington

Bass Reivers?

At last weekend's Annandale open meeting, which included the GP14 Scottish Area Championship, it was a case of Bass came, Bass sailed and Bass conquered!

This year's GP14 Scottish Area champions are Bass members David and Lynne Lawson, with John Telford and Andy Smith coming second. All in all a very close event that Mike Fairlamb and and Mike Cowan also had a chance of second place if only they had been behind the line at the start of the last race!

David and Lynne Lawson

In the laser fleet Mark Somerville took pole position with Matthew Fairlamb 2nd and Ian Macpherson 3rd.

Congratulations and well done everyone.

Tinker Weekend

Concerns over fuel supplies reduced the numbers of entrants from 29 to 11 for the final open meeting of the Tinker Travellers circuit.

Light winds freshened over the weekend to a force 4 by Sunday afternoon. But spirits did not seem to be dampened by Sunday's passing showers.

Clear start in the final race

Standing in on behalf of the Commodore, Herb Telford (Official starter for the weekend) aided by Carol Thomas presented the weekends prizes. Final results

1st - David Warren
2nd - Stuart Warden
3rd - Bill James

David Warren - 1st OverallJohn and Val Allen - 1st boat sailing 2 up

After some close racing, the wine challenge was won by David and Lynne Lawson from Mike Fairlamb and Mike Cowan.

Untypically Tropical

Yes, although Autumn arrived on Friday, those sailors not venturing to various open meetings enjoyed clear blue skies and warm, strong winds.

In the Flying 15s, William Carruthers and Alan Smith took the lead in the first race and held off Ian Campbell and Tony Fisher, even on numerous magnificent reaches and spinnaker legs. In the second race Ian lead from the start but on the second beat William's boom outhaul broke and made various precarious attempts to effect a tempoary repair. In so doing Ian broke away and Paul Burnell, with Margaret Trotter, got through to second place. However, Willam managed to get back into second place but was unable to break Ian's commanding lead.

Ginge and Jose Hodgkins seemed to wear out their opposition! - In the 1st race Wendy Lewis retired, while in the 2nd race John Sharp took a cautious route, but stayed upright and finished 2nd.

These races brought another long series to a close. Overall results;

FF MORGAN TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm            1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1    3268  W CARRUTHERS  DNS DNS   1   1   1   2   3
 2    3560  I CAMPBELL    DNS DNS DNS DNS   2   1   9
 3    3503  D LANCASTER   DNS DNS   2   2 DNS DNS  10
 4    3273  P BURNELL     DNS DNS DNS DNS   3   3  12
 5    3473  M MOORE       DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD  15

          Points for RTD =  0   0   3   3   4   4
          Points for DSQ =  0   0   3   3   4   4
          Points for DNS =  6

 3 races to count
GP SPRING CUP

PN    Boat  Helm            1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON        1   1   1   1 DNS DNS   4
 2   13142  A HODGKINS      4   3   5   5   1   1   9
 3   13013  N LEWIS         6   4   6   6 DNS DNS  22
 4    6642  J SHARP         9   5 DNS DNS DNS   2  34
 5   13482  J TELFORD     DNS DNS   2   2 DNS DNS  40
 6   12329  H GODFREY       3   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS  41
 7   69916  P SMITH       DNS DNS   4   3 DNS DNS  43
 7   13327  MiFAIRLAMB    DNS DNS   3   4 DNS DNS  43
 9   13371  J RILEY         2 RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS  48
10    3473  M MOORE         5   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS  48
11  988683  J ROBERTS       8   6 DNS DNS DNS DNS  50
12   13118  M TROTTER       7   8 DNS DNS DNS DNS  51
13  113013  W LEWIS       DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS  57
13   13467  T KNOWLES     DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS DNS  57
15   13161  TBA           DNS DNS DNS   7 DNS DNS  61
15    9876  R HODGKINS    DNS DNS   7 DNS DNS DNS  61
17   11679  R HODGKINS    DNS DNS DNS   8 DNS DNS  62

          Points for RTD = 10  10   8   9   3   3
          Points for DSQ = 10  10   8   9   3   3
          Points for DNS = 18

 4 races to count

AT Cup

Although no-one seems to know the real reason behind the name for this series (suggestions to the mailbox please) it has proved to be an important turning point for the various club championships.

FLYING FIFTEEN AT CUP

PN    Boat  Helm            1   2   3   4   5 Pts
 1    3673  S BEATTIE       1   1   1   1   1   3
 2    3560  I CAMPBELL      3   2   2   5   4   7
 3    3268  W CARRUTHERS  DNS DNS   3   2   2   7
 4    3332  W SOMERVILLE    2   4   4   6   5  10
 5    3473  M MOORE         4   3   5   4   3  10
 6    3293  I PRESTON     DNS DNS DNS   3   6  18
 7     231  M PARRY        OD DNS DNS DNS DNS  21
 8    2504  K THOMAS      DNS DNS DNS   7   7  23

          Points for RTD =  5   5   6   8   8
          Points for DSQ =  5   5   6   8   8
          Points for DNS =  9

 3 races to count

The 5 firsts achieved by Scott Beattie and John Somerville were sufficient to secure the Flying 15 Club Championship with nine races to go!

GP AT CUP

PN    Boat  Helm            1   2   3   4   5 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON        1   1   1   1   1   3
 2   13327  MiFAIRLAMB      3   2   3   5   2   7
 3   13113  J CRUICKSHAN    6   5   2   4   3   9
 4   13254  A GREENHALGH    4   3   5   2 DNS   9
 5   13467  T KNOWLES     DNS DNS RTD   3   4  16
 6    6642  J SHARP         9   7   6   8   5  18
 7   13482  J TELFORD       2   4 DNS DNS DNS  24
 8   13142  A HODGKINS      8 RTD DNS   6 DNS  24
 9   12682  E SMITH         7   6 DNS DNS DNS  31
10   12329  H GODFREY       5 RTD DNS DNS DNS  33
11   13201  R COY         DNS DNS DNS   9   6  33
12  169106  A SMITH       DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS  40
13  143093  P LAWSON      DNS DNS DNS DNS   7  43
14   13259  W ROBERTS     DNS DNS DNS   7 DNS  43
14   13118  M TROTTER     DNS DNS   7 DNS DNS  43
16  212324  S SPENCE      DNS   8 DNS DNS DNS  44
17   11679  R HODGKINS    RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS  47

          Points for RTD = 11  10   9  10   8
          Points for DSQ = 11  10   9  10   8
          Points for DNS = 18

 3 races to count

Consistent sailing by David and Lynne Lawson took them to first position in the GP14 Club Championship. As Mike Fairlamb and Mike Cowan are only a point behind, the remaining races will be closely fought (if David Lawson lets anyone get near him!)

Torn between two loves?

The Ross Wear Helmsman Trophy was the target for the GP fleet. A series of four races with no discard, starts being staggered according to personal handicap.

Richard Hodgkins crewed by Mike Cowan, upset his parents on Saturday by beating them! He obviously remained a threat as his handicap was such that he had to pursue his parents around the course on Sunday morning. Failing winds was not Ginge and Jose's excuse as Richard caught them up and made them do a 720 for not giving sufficient water at a mark! No chips for Rich (as Herb put it).

The staggered start times, as usual, caused a certain element of debate as to the level of equity of the system. Three main competitors (John Sharp, Ginge and Richard Hodgkins) had equal chance of taking the Trophy. The winds eased and changed direction just after the start and made a mockery of the staggered starts, however, the changeable winds resulted in numerous position changes throughout the race.

Another win by Eric and Alan Smith did not affect the overall results as they had only sailed two races. A second place taken by Ginge and Jose was sufficient to secure their first Trophy in their short sailing career but, of course, this meant that they had taken the glory from youngest son Richard. They realise they won't be able to keep that state of affairs up for long. John Sharp finished third and took third overall.

The flying fifteens only sailed two races, but the changing of places in the last race kept blood pressures running high. In the end, Steve Hannah and Dave Lancaster won the series with two firsts; Bill Wheeler and Pete Nuttall were second.

Bank Holiday roundup

The Bank Holiday weekend was described by one member as fantastic, with lots of competition. Weatherwise, the weekend started misty and breezy on the Saturday, when there were two closely competed races with bottles of wine for prizes  - The Wine Challenge - with resultts being adjusted according to personal handicap.   The winners were David and Lyn Lawson (Kendal), followed by Tim Knowles and Philip Hodgkins (Brigham), Wyn and Sally Roberts (Clapham) and Ginge and Jose Hodgkins (also Brigham) who won their very first prize! (Jose said she'd save the bottle, but there was no mention of what she intended to do with its contents!!)

On Saturday a barbeque and social evening was held, enjoyed by all.    Sunday saw a very light wind, a shower or two, and the first three races in a five-race series for each class of boat, the series being one of fifteen counting towards the Club Championship.

On Bank Holiday Monday the last two of the five-race series were held, with nearly twenty boats on the water enjoying the sunshine and light winds. The final placings and winners were:
The Flying Free trophy for Flying Fifteens - William Carruthers (Carlisle) and Alan Smith (Harrington).
The August trophy for Lasers - Andrew Smith (Harrington).
The Aitken Cup for GP 14s - David and Lyn Lawson (Kendal).
The Mirror Mug for Mirrors - Tim Smith (Harrington) and Jack Denwood (Carlisle).

For practice, three Toppers took part in the morning race - they enjoyed it, although Jack Denwood managed to capsize as he passed the finishing line.

All in all a very enjoyable weekend, and the weather was kind, in the daylight hours anyway!

More of the Summer wine

The weather was absolutely glorious throughout the weekend. There was some wind for the sailors and lots of sun for the shore crews to enjoy. Saturday racing saw the climax to a long series of races. The flying Fifteens were out in force with seven boats competiting for the Dawson Trophy. The first race saw some excitement on the start line. Mike Moore pushed Ian Campbell over the start line and also went over himself, which then meant they both had to come back over the start line as everyone else sailed ahead to the first mark. The race was eventually won by David Lancaster (Cockermouth) and Steve Hannah (Great Boughton), with W. Carruthers (Carlisle) and Ian Smith (Harrington) second. Despite the start Ian Campbell (Cockermouth) and Tony Fisher (Carlisle) came in third. The second race saw a change in fortunes with Mike Moore and Jennifer Moore (Wesham) coming first, D Lancaster and Steve Hannah second and William Carruthers and Ian Smith third. This meant the overall results for the series were first Mike Moore, second Ian Campbell and a close third for David Lancaster. The GP14 fleet had six boats competing in the final leg of the Autumn Cup. Both races were eventually dominated by David and Lyn Lawson (Kendal), but Mike Fairlamb (Deanscales) and Mike Cowan (Maryport) were fighting all the way and came second. The GP 14 field included two young sailors, Wendy Lewis (Braithwaite) sailing with her dad Nigel and Richard Hodgkins (Brigham) sailing with Rhowen Bryce (Whitehaven). Both had very good races and were very close on the finish line finishing within a few yards of each other, Wendy Lewis just managing to stay ahead of Richard Hodgkins. The final result for the Autumn Cup was Mike Fairlamb and Mike Cowan first, Ginge and Jose Hodgkins second and Tim Knowles and Philip Hodgkins (Brigham) third.

Sunday was a very warm day and it was appropriate that we should be competing for the Wine Challenge. The sun and wind ensured a great turnout with 21 boats racing for the wine. Wendy Somerville(Carlisle) and Elaine Fairlamb (Deanscales) were the worthy winners with David and Lyn Lawson (Kendal) second. William Carruthers (Carlisle) and Ian Smith (Harrington) were third.

On Thursday night the crews and ladies race was held. A strong fleet took to the water in calm conditions. This was the night the crews helmed and the helms crewed – leading to some fun on the water, ‘starboard’ was called many times as the ‘learner’ helms sailed a great course. The winner of the ladies race was Wendy Lewis (Braithwaite) and the crew’s race was won by Philip Hodgkins (Brigham). Well done to both of these 14 year olds.

 

RNLI Pennant

After a wet morning's sailing, there was a hint of blue skies for the afternoon's round the lake pennat race in aid of the RNLI. However, with a westerly force 3 blowing there was every likelihood of some interesting wind shifts after passing through Scarness.

William Carruthers and Alan Smith in a Flying 15 were clear ahead at the first mark and used their own gust machine (or so the Sailing Secretary reckoned) to reach the bottom end of the lake in just 33 minutes, some 8 minutes ahead of the next boat. In their wake they left a mixed bag of fortunes; Miles Middleton in his Flying 15 held a good second position near St Bega's church to find himself chasing lasers and GP14s by the time he reached the 2nd mark. Similarly, John Sharp worked through to lead the rest of the GP14s for a while.

Having to sail to marks in the shade of the hills resulted in many suffering major unpredictable windshifts on their way back up the lake. William Carruthers after losing some of the advantage gained on the outward leg, managed to regain some ground to finish 9 minutes ahead of Andrew Smith in a laser after 1 hours sailing.

Overall results were calculated on a personal handicap basis
1st William Carruthers and Alan Smith (FF)
2nd Phil Smith (Laser)
3rd Andrew Smith (Laser)

The morning races concluded some long series. The overall winners are listed below
F15 Blencathra Trophy - William Carruthers and Alan Smith
Laser Dodd Trophy - Andrew Smith
GP14 Mustard Pot - Mike Fairlamb and Mike Cowan

Lord Birkett comes to Bass

Another success for the laser fleet occurred when Mark Somerville won this year's Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy held at Ullswater. Robin Dawson and Ian McPherson, not far behind, finished 7th and 8th respectively. Well done!

Enterprise North West Area Championship

Last weekend saw Lasers, Enterprises and Mirrors converging on the lake for some Open Meetings. In addition, the Enterprises were sailing for their North West Area Championship.

Desperately fluky winds on Saturday and most of Sunday taxed 'light air' skills to the limit, the wind only picking up for the last race. Leads changed frequently and there were some nailbiting contests.

Enterprise North West Area champions are Chris and Al Fry from Hallamshire with Nick Miller and Innes Wilkinson from Winsford Flash second. Third were Martin Honnor and Simon Haighton, Hallamshire. The home club took the first five places in the Laser Open with Pete Lawson the winner. Second was Andy Smith and third, Mark Somerville.

With the Mirrors it was the visitors who scored with Gareth Hughes and Neil Evans from Hollingworth coming home ahead of Robert Phillips and Thomas Partington from Hollingworth Lake SC. Third were Iwan and Nia Fletcher from Bass. In this class both Iwan and Nia together with Tim and Rob Smith (7th) were all competing in their first Open.

Photos from the open meeting.


Winner of Mirror open - Gareth Hughes and Keith Evans Overall winner Chris Fry looked on by Vice-Commodore Judith Kirkpatrick

Another trophy for Bass

At Coniston's laser open the three Bass entrants took pole positions out of a fleet of 14 boats.

Strong winds on Saturday eased, and were more variable, on Sunday. However Scumper mastered all the conditions and, having won the series with four firsts, played with the competition in the final race leaving Robin Dawson and Andy Smith to battle it out for second place.

Final positions 1st Mark Somerville, 2nd Robin Dawson, 3rd Andy Smith - Well done!

 

Flying 15 Open

World class competition took over the lake for the weekend's racing. Flying 15 world champions Steve Goacher and Phil Evans made the most of some excellent courses in generally breezy conditions to show the rest of the fleet around the course in all four races. However, in race 3 Steve and Phil had to keep a keen eye on defending champions Andrew Dunning and David Lawson who came back within fighting distance for the second half of the race. Similarly, in race 4 Scott Beattie and John Somerville took advantage of the easing winds to keep Steve and Phil on their toes.

Elsewhere within the fleet there was some close racing throughout all races and it very much depended on who made the least mistakes!

Overall results:

Boat Helm Crew Club 1 2 3 4 Pts
3621 S Goacher P Evans Royal Windemere 1 1 1 1 3
3641 A Dunning D Lawson BASS 3 2 2 5 7
3602 T Crumpton J Mathie Derwent RSC 2 4 3 4 9
3673 S Beattie J Somerville BASS 4 5 4 2 10
3557 N Platt D Potter Bolton & W.Kirby RTD 3 5 3 11
3268 W Carruthers A Smith BASS 5 6 6 6 17
3639 M Lyddon P Wright Bala SC 6 8 8 10 22
3473 M Moore C Moore BASS 7 7 9 9 23
3560 I Campbel T Fisher BASS 11 10 7 8 25
3690 T Kirchin J Haddock Loch Earn 12 9 RTD 7 28
3385 M Middleton M Cowan BASS 10 11 10 11 31
2162 J Arnold M Pearce Ogston SC 9 12 11 13 32
3293 I Preston A Preston BASS 8 14 RTD 12 34
3273 P Burnell P Newton BASS RTD 13 RTD 14 42

Winners Steve Goacher and Phil Evans with Commodore Miles Middleton and his wife Bobby

Further results on results page

Jubilee Sailing Trust Pennant

After a weekend of blustery conditions, numbers were depleted for the Sunday afternoon pennant traditionally sailed around the lake. The six starters, comprising 3 flying 15s, a laser, a dart and a GP14, were all in close contention until they reached the narrows at Scarness. William Carruthers in his F15, crewed by Commodore Miles Middleton, managed to take the lead at this point in typically shifty conditions made somewhat worse by the frequency and strength of the backing gusts of wind.

The capsize of Neil Garrison and Margaret Trotter in the Dart in Scarness bay helped the GP and Laser decide that it was time to head home! So that left the three F15s.

The winds continued to lift, head, and fade in a generally unpredictable manner and although distances between boats increased and disappeared, the overall order was held until the finish. There were some exciting spinnaker runs on the way back and apart from Bill Wheeler with crew Pete Nuttall mistaking a fishing buoy for a mark of the course leading to them retiring there were no mishaps.

As the race was on fleet handicap the finishing order was the overall result - 1st Willam Carruthers and Miles Middleton; 2nd Mike Moore and Toni Nuttall

 

GP14 North East Area Championship Trophy comes to Bassenthwaite

The GP14 North East areas was held at Derwent Reservoir on 6/7 May. After some very close, competitive racing Bassenthwaite helms Mike Fairlamb and Andrew Greenhalgh both tied on six points after counting four out of five races. Mike Fairlamb and crew Mike Cowan were delighted to receive the Trophy especially as it is the first season that Mike Fairlamb has owned a GP.

 

Whit Bank Holiday

This weekend saw a busy time for sailors on Bassenthwaite Lake. Saturday saw the continuation of the Max Joule Memorial Trophy, a long series of eight races that is nearing its climax. The blustery winds led to exciting racing for all concerned. The first race proved very eventful, the Commodore, Miles Middleton who was leading, lost his crew overboard. Good job Mike Cowan could swim! Miles eventually finished 5th in that race. Hugh Godfrey and Rhonwen Bryce won the race in a GP14. They bravely flew the spinnaker where others didn’t dare for the blustery conditions. Andy Smith on a Laser won the 2nd race – even without the battens in his sail.

After a communal barbecue on Saturday evening a test was set to determine the appropriateness of musical chairs. The continuing competitiveness and enthusiasm of the Commodore to win even off the water left some of those taking part feeling rather sore the following morning! - perhaps the new guidelines were prepared after some similar events elsewhere. This was all followed by some mysterious late night scooter riding which left Andy Smith resting for the rest of the weekend due to his scooter accident.

Sunday and Monday saw Club Championship sailing. The conditions both days ensured very thrilling racing. The Flying Fifteen fleet were competing for the Ullock Mug. Scott Beattie and John Somerville were the clear winners, with William Carruthers and Alan Smith 2nd. The GP14 fleet were competing for the Macmillan cup. There was some thrilling racing in all five races and a close result. Julian and Jane Cruickshank were 1st, with Hugh Godfrey and Rhonwen Bryce 2nd. A notable GP14 finisher on Saturday was Richard Hodgkins who at 12 is the youngest GP14 helm this year. Unfortunately an untimely capsize lead him to retire from the rest of the races. It also meant that his crew for the day Mike Cowan went swimming again.  Don't worry Mike, Mike Fairlamb will be back soon. The Lasers were competing for the Easter Trophy. Mark Somerville was the clear winner, with Robin Dawson 2nd

 

Celebrity Glass Trophy

It was another busy weekend for racers this weekend as the fleet competed for the Celebrity Glass Trophy.

Saturday saw 12 boats out on the lake with some close racing throughout the fleet. A few close calls and a slight collision on the start line all added to the excitement. The winds were being typical Bass. At the back of the fleet, at one point it looked as if Ginge Hodgkins was going to be beaten by his youngest son, Richard, crewed by his brother Philip. Fortunately a change in the wind meant that Ginge came in about a minute before his sons crossed the line. Watch out Dad!

Sunday saw a windless start to the day, but by lunch time the wind had arrived and a small fleet took to the water. The wind filled in and this made for some close racing. Another young face could be seen out on the lake today, Emily Carruthers. This was 8 year old Emily’s second race as a crew in the GP 14. She has discovered the fun of sailing – watch out Dad she will want her own boat next!

The second race was longer with the fleet spreading out as each lap was covered.

Mike Moore had another slight encounter with another flying fifteen at the first buoy - as if there was not enough water for everyone to sail in!

The results were very close and after a recount Mike Fairlamb and Mike Cowen were victorious adding yet another trophy to their collection - well done.

2nd Mike Moore, 3rd Paul Burnell, 4th Ginge Hodgkins, 5th Nigel Lewis.

 

Flying Fifteen Team Racing

A testing set of winds were offered to the formidable teams over the weekend. Overnight leaders were Cheat Seekers and they continued to hold their position, though only just, in the heavier winds that increased throughout Sunday’s racing. In the final reckoning Windermere’s Cheat Seekers beat Bassenthwaite’s Where’s Scott Gone by just one point! Well done one and all.

The Grotty Potty was awarded by last year’s winner, Terry Crumpton, to John Somerville for a triple backward somersault though other contenders included Commodore William Carruthers for a display of his inability to readily manoeuvre away from the jetty (in front of a crowd of onlooking helms) and Steve Goacher for almost capsizing.

   

R1

R2

R3

R4

Pts

 

Cheat

3621 S Goacher

1

2

1

1

   

Seekers

3557 C Ducker

4

1

7

6

72

1

  3574 N Tullett

12

16

12

9

   

Where's

3673 S Beattie

18

9

8

3

   

Scott

3593 N Currie

5

3

2

7

73

2

Gone

3641 A Dunning

8

5

3

2

   

Fairies

3636 J Hardisty

7

8

5

11

   

on the

3293 T Wills

14

15

10

10

98

3

Tree

3638 H Green

3

4

6

5

   
  3332 W Somerville

9

6

18

19

   

WWC

3560 I Campbell

6

14

13

19

151

4

  3268 W Carruthers

11

12

11

13

   

Back

3285 T Lee

20

10

14

16

   

to the

3587 R Donaldson

10

22

17

15

152

5

Future

3602 T Crumpton

13

7

4

4

   
  3385 M Middleton

21

19

20

18

   

B Brigade

3684 N Platt

2

22

22

19

186

6

  3639 M Lyddon

15

11

9

8

   
  3646 H Simpson

17

13

15

14

   

Capt Blue

3451 I Cameron

19

18

19

18

194

7

  3666 J Gerard

16

17

16

12

   

 

Club Championship Results 1999

Flying Fifteen:

   
Brackenrigg Trophy Scott Beattie John Somerville
Anderson Trophy William Carruthers Alan Smith
Wheel Trophy Mike Moore Christina/Jennifer Moore
Maurice Dalton Trophy Wendy Somerville Elaine Fairlamb
Handicap Championship Wendy Somerville Elaine Fairlamb
Lawson Trophy William Carruthers Alan Smith
     

Laser:

   
Arthur Carr Trophy Mark Somerville  
T.S.B Trophy  Ian MacPherson  
Handicap Championship  Mark Jones  
     

GP14:

   
Elwyn Banner Mendus Cup Andrew Greenhalgh Duncan Greenhalgh
Philp Prize John Telford Andrew Smith
Twiname Prize Tim Knowles Philip Hodgkins
Handicap Championship Ian Clarke Richard Craker
Hatrick Prize Ginge Hodgkins Josie Hodgkins
Kirkpatrick Prize Andrew Greenhalgh Duncan Greenhalgh
Beginners Prize Ginge Hodgkins Josie Hodgkins
     

Mirror:

   
Club Championship  Phil Smith Tim Smith
Excalibur Trophy Mike Fairlamb  
Handicap Championship Alistair Fletcher  
Iberia Cup James Still  
Bassenthwaite Bell Not awarded  
     

Flying Fifteens :

   
A T Cup William Carruthers Silkworm
Albert Bates Retirement Mike Moore Ffandangle
Auditors Trophy Ian Campbell Too Long In The Toof
Banana Stakes John Somerville  
Bassenthwaite Burgee Wendy Somerville Skippy
Blencathra Trophy Ian Campbell Too Long In The Toof
Bryson Helm Trophy Steve Hannah Ffartoomuch
C.S.S.A Trophy Mike Moore Ffandangle
Calvert Trust Pennant Scott Beattie  
Celebrity Glass Trophy Mike Moore Ffandangle
Dawson Trophy Mike Moore Ffandangle
Denton Trophy Jim Christie Ffireblade
Easterly Trophy Scott Beattie  
Flying Enterprise Wendy Somerville Skippy
Flying Free Trophy Neil Currie  
Jack Pot Mike Moore Ffandangle
Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Mike Moore Ffandangle
Jubilee Sailing Trust Pennant Dave Lancaster Ffartoomuch
KGVFS    
Mellor Mug Scott Beattie  
Mission to Seamen Mike Chappell Money For Nothing
Morgan Trophy William Carruthers Silkworm
Ocean Youth Club William Carruthers Silkworm
October Series Mike Parry  
RNLI Pennant Mike Chappell Money For Nothing
RNMDSF Pennant William Carruthers Silkworm
Scarness Cup Scott Beattie  
Shipwrecked Mariners Wendy Somerville Skippy
Starters Prize Mike Moore Ffandangle
Tinker Trophy William Carruthers Silkworm
Transom Trophy Neil Currie  
Ullock Mug William Carruthers Silkworm
Winter Series 1998 William Carruthers Silkworm
     

Lasers :

   
A T Cup Robin Dawson  
August Trophy Mark Somerville  
Barf Trophy Not Awarded  
Comet Trophy Ian MacPherson  
Dodd Trophy Joe Roberts  
Easter Holiday Trophy Mark Somerville  
Evening Plate John Crosby  
Foxtail Trophy Not awarded  
Grisedale Cup Mark Somerville  
Isel Cup Mark Somerville  
Ladies Prize Victoria Bloss  
May Holiday Trophy Mark Somerville  
Personal Handicap Matthew Fairlamb Hopewise
Skiddaw Trophy Matthew Fairlamb Hopewise
Spring Holiday Trophy Not awarded  
Wythop Series Mark Somerville  
     

GP14s :

   
A T Cup Hugh Godfrey Spindrift
Aitken Cup Andrew Greenhalgh Shirl
Autumn Cup Margaret Trotter New Era
Bass Tankard Andrew Greenhalgh Shirl
Bowes Sinclair Trophy Don Mitchell Men Behaving Badly
Commodores Prize John Telford Life
Crews Prize John Littler Smoove
Graham Cup Hugh Godfrey Spindrift
Harney Hetherington Not awarded  
Knockout Trophy Not awarded  
Lyne Tankard Andrew Greenhalgh Shirl
McMillan Cup Andrew Greenhalgh Shirl
Mustard Pot Ian Clarke Silk Purse
Night Jar Mike Turner Smoove
Personal Handicap Eric Smith Trivial Pursuits
Ross Wear Helm J Cruickshank Wuf
Spring Cup Don Mitchell Men Behaving Badly
Stables Prize Tim Knowles The Screamer
     

Mirrors :

   
A T Cup Not Awarded  
AB Series Phil Smith Obi-wan Kenobean
Bates Series Phil Smith Obi-wan Kenobean
Image Trophy Phil Smith Obi-wan Kenobean
Kirk Helmsman Alistair Fletcher Green Banana
Knockout Trophy Not awarded  
M. Series Mary Snape Spiegel
Orsova Cup Mary Snape Spiegel
Peel Pot Mike Fairlamb Red Dwarf
Personal Handicap Alistair Fletcher Green Banana
Red Sails Trophy Phil Smith Obi-wan Kenobean
Reflection Trophy Phil Smith Obi-wan Kenobean
Round Table Tankard Not awarded  
Tinker Trophy Not awarded  
Windfall Trophy Not awarded  
     

Handicap Fleet :

   
Saturday Series Not awarded  
Sunday Series Mark Jones Laser
     
Roger Pryde Memorial Tim Smith  
Consistency Trophy Josie Hodgkins  

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