Let Us Know Your Thoughts
Bass Week is over for another year.
We are sending out emails to most entrants that gave us their details so they can give us some feedback.
If you were there could you spare 5 minutes to complete the online questionnaire so that we can take views into account when preparing for next year’s regatta. As a bit of encouragement, there will be a £25 Bass Week voucher for the 25th, 50th and 75th completed form received. However, you are welcome to submit the form anonymously if you so wish.
Thanks for being part of this year’s event, and we hope you enjoyed it enough to tell your friends and come back next year!
Very best wishes for the rest of the sailing season.
Complete Questionnaire at www.bassenthwaite-sc.org.uk/questionnaire
Thanks for your feedback which can be viewed here. Congratulations to Sue Jones on winning a £25 for submitting the 25th response
SUNDAYThunderstorms lit the sky through the late night – perhaps it helped the revellers see what they were doing as they decorated the flagpole?!
As forecast, there were intermittent showers prior to racing, but we’re not sure what happened to the sunny spells! As the fleets ventured out for the final race of the series and the regatta, the wind and rain set in. The winds were very blustery and there was much dumping of wind from main sails and jibs – not that was enough to save all from capsizing. Many others were caught out on reaches or gybe marks
Unfortunately the wet weather means there’ll be many tents and awnings being taken home wet!
At the final prize giving of the regatta, some special trophies were awarded.
Dave Ovington Award went to Paul Allen and Jude Pryde for the best overall performance in the fast handicap fleet for the second year running
Sam Hall was awarded the Hi-Jinx Trophy for best overall performance by a Bass helm under 19
Mike Moore with Kayla Sheard and Big E won the Miners Trophy for the best performing Bass Flying 15
The Transom Trophy for a junior helm showing particular courage and character throughout the regatta was awarded to Rebecca Cox
Typical isn’t it! The sun came out after the prize giving and allowed those still on site the chance to take down their awnings and tents in a relatively dry condition.
But that’s it for another year and as we’re already getting requests for the date of next year’s regatta please note it will run from 1 – 9 August 2009
|SATURDAYEveryone’s been looking forward to some wind, but now that it’s here they seem very reluctant. Perhaps not surprising due to the nature and severity of the gusts. A very depleted fleet went out, many of which capsized, and many of which completed the shortened course.
The rain doesn’t make it any more pleasant!
The wind and rain have eased – but for how long?! Well it held off for the rest of the afternoon. The wind swung to the south west as forecast, and strengthened again, but not as much as for the first race. The capsizes continued but all three races were held. There are some achy, weary sailors around – will they have the energy to dance the night away into the early hours? I guess so!
|FRIDAYIs it really Friday? The better weather allowed an early start at 10am for the RNLI Pursuit, but the winds were not kind and there were many holes. Thursday mornings race followed, but the wind was equally cruel and it resulted in the Friday morning race being cancelled in favour of the Junior/Ladies/Over 60s race
This year the RNLI Pursuit was sponsored by Talisker whisky, and the numerous winners are all gathered below. For those that missed out, the next chance to win some whisky is not too far away – this weekend in fact!
Our resident DJ has advised that we’ve gone upmarket – last year’s regatta song was Combine Harvester, but this year it’s John Denver’s Country Roads! (though not his version). What could it be next year?!
Ever lost your car keys? Well the Commodore (or was it his son?) managed to lose his. Fortunately they retraced their steps and decided they’d been thrown into the rubbish bins – not a very nice job for someone, but they found them!
|THURSDAYAs you may have spotted from the webcam, the lake is mirror like. The rain has passed through and will hopefully stay away! No such luck! The rain came in with a vengeance, and was monsoonal for the best part of an hour, but it has eased and the wind is starting to fill in from the forecast direction. It is likely that at least one race will be sailed as the forecast is for the breeze to strengthen as the afternoon goes on.
This page was last updated on 05 November, 2008