It didn’t look too promising just prior to the first race with a W trying to reach f1 and calm water. Did I say westerly? The turbines were blowing from NNE! But the Bass wind soon swung to that direction which gave a start from 0 and a course of 1-B-9-0.… Read full article “Winter Sunday Series 5 & 6”
A glorious winter style cold morning, with clear blue skies, but a lack of wind was not looking too promising for the day’s racing. The wind filled in enough for the committee boat to take to the water, but it quickly faded, even before the fleet was launched!… Read full article “Winter Trophy 3 & 4”
Now that November is here, it is Sunday only racing (isn’t it Mik?!) for the Winter Trophy. There was a cold light wind that picked up slightly over the course of the morning, and light rain to boot!
Eight boats competed, no capsizes, with some close racing and four boats finishing less than 17 secs apart on handicap in the morning race, two of which tied – AJ/Sue and Peter.… Read full article “Winter Trophy”
After a wet, night, and a calm morning, the wind freshened as the afternoon went on, and the sun shone, revealing a snow capped Skiddaw as the rain clouds disappeared.
There was a fleet of 11 boats, some suffering mixed fortunes.… Read full article “Autumn Series 7 & 8”
Due to various other commitments, numerous regulars are not available for the planned team racing on 26/27 October, so, due to low anticipated attendance, it has been decided to cancel this year’s event.
Club racing will continue as planned.… Read full article “F15 Team Racing”
A sunny but chilly Saturday had a fleet of 10 boats enjoying lighter than forecast winds. AJ was in a spin soon after the first start due to a port/starboard incident. He was spotted doing another turn later having hit a mark!… Read full article “Autumn Series 3 & 4”
The overnight rain eased through the morning, leaving a dry afternoon for the start of the final weekend series of the club championship season for which more than 20 boats took to the water.
The wind was lighter than forecast, but there was still opportunities for planing conditions on some of the gusts.… Read full article “Championship Stakes”
With the Indian summer continuing, there was clear blue skies, and a warm south easterly wind to greet sailors, the only problem being that instead of a gentle force 2, the Bass micro climate offered a force 6 with even bigger gusts, and plenty of white horses to prove it!… Read full article “GP Youth and Masters Championships & Flying 15 Open”
With a large contingent of members at Southport for the annual 24 hour race, there was a limited number of takers for club racing, and one of those was a little reluctant due to the strength of the wind. However, Joanie overcame her concerns and went out with Tog in their RS200.… Read full article “Tinker Trophy”
Some cooler autumnal airs, with blue skies as a backdrop, were the order of the day on Saturday. The winds proved to be variable in both strength, and direction, all afternoon.
Despite getting caught on the Bates’ anchor warp just after starting, Paul, with Evie and William crewing, in their Mirror beat Mik to the windward mark in the light conditions.… Read full article “Saturday Sunshine”