Category: Racing

Wet and Windless

After the sweltering temperatures earlier in the week, nature decided it was time to water the gardens with persistent rain/drizzle, and Bass was no exception. With a lack of wind, the lake looked grey, idyllic, but not particularly suitable racing

Wind!

For a pleasant change there was a good wind forecast for the whole weekend, over which a club championship series is being held. The day started with some youth sail training. The wind freshened as the afternoon went on, and

Night Jar 13 – 18 July 19

It nearly didn’t happen!  Only Bass member Mark Hunt turned in for safety but Neil saved the day giving up his Laser sail to drive the Rib.  They successfully dealt with John capsizing his Solo on the way to the

Mirror Inland Championship 2019

As the fleet of 17 boats, in which it was great to have so many young sailors, prepared for the Mirror Inland Championship, the lake had numerous calm patches which the forecast didn’t instil confidence in many that they would

Shifty Saturday

The sunny Saturday started with some junior sail training in variable light airs. It was hoped that a sea breeze would be the saviour and fill in the various flat patches, and steady the swinging breeze. On setting the course

NWJTT/ Topper NW Areas

Another sunny Saturday with a light SE breeze greeted a fleet of 50 boats with helm and crew under 19. As racing was about to get underway at 1200 hrs the light breeze faded and started to swing through 180

Summer Has Arrived

As the nights draw in after the summer solstice, the high pressure left us with clear skies and light variable winds. The wind did regularly swing from N through to WNW, but the beats remained. Rounding 0 was a challenge

Summer Around the Corner

With less than a week until the longest day, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the temperature has improved and the sun is shining. Add a good force 4 from the SW and you have near perfect conditions for Saturday

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.

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