Category: Racing

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,

Night Jar 3

An overcast afternoon with a light but bitter E wind (3 degrees on the car thermometer) put many of the Thursday regulars off and there were only thirteen starters this week. The course was A-9-0-1 which included two beam reaches

May Day Bank Holiday

Saturday started off with some sail training for the juniors before racing got underway for the Paul Carruthers Memorial Trophy, a handicap series for all fleets, and the start of the three day Catapult Open for which there are eight

Night Jar 2 – 2nd May 19

It was one of those evenings when even the seasoned sailors couldn’t work out the wind direction. It started SW and ended NE. The OD went for a diamond course A-B-5-4 in an area where the wind had filled in

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