Saturday started in blustery conditions that resulted in much activity for the rescue crews – all the more reason to turn up and ‘do your bit’ when rostered. The Hodgkins boys were revelling in the conditions until they reluctantly, but slowly, capsized in the first race.… Read full article “Weekend Update”
The first full weekend’s sailing since Bass Week took the form of a weekend series for F15s, GPs, Mirror and laser/handicap fleets. There was consistency throughout the fleets, with all series being won with three firsts in the first three races for the winning helms.… Read full article “Back in the Swing”
Having sold their GP a couple of weeks ago, the Hodgkins boys have taken the plunge and bought an RS400. Since Ginge spent his birthday, collecting the boat from North Wales (but this time he didn’t endure that Landrover journey!), he wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to take the boat out for a spin.… Read full article “Further Migration to RS400s”
With William Carruthers having just completed the move from Flying 15 to RS400, it seems there are several moves in the air. Dave Nicholson will be getting a new GP, Phil and Rich Hodgkins are between boats – will it be a GP?,… Read full article “All Change?”
At the end of the Whitsun break, and with all the glorious weather, a lot of sailors were obviously tinkering about at somewhere other than the club!
Those that did sail enjoyed some good racing. Toggle Cowan took to the helm for a change, sailing the first race with his wife Joan, and then the final race under the watchful eye of Robin Dawson – If only Toggle had listened to his helm he wouldn’t have been at the centre of so much ribbing – Toggle became a master at close rounding of marks, so much so that he is now the proud co-owner of a multi coloured boat!… Read full article “Tinkering About”
The sailors at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club were not going to let recent events spoil their Easter weekend, as the Club continues to organise great club racing despite the recent theft of the committee boat. The wind was not always the best for racing but everyone enjoyed taking part and it was good to see lots of families taking their children out on boats on Saturday.… Read full article “Bank holiday”