Category: 2013

Yachts and Yachting Awards

We are delighted to reveal that Bass Week has been NOMINATED in this year’s Yachts & Yachting Awards. Now you will all appreciate that second best is not our way (just think of the rewarding efforts put into, not only

Thank you

Hi we had a great week, fab sailing and brilliant entertainment, thank you all so much for all your hard work again. Belinda O’Donnell Swarkestone Sailing club

Final Results

Flying Dutchman Nationals, First Weekend, Monday, Tuesday, Nairn Pursuit, Wednesday, Thursday, RNLI Pursuit, Friday, Ladies/Junior/60+, Final Weekend

A Big Bass Week Thanks

Dear Commodore, Lady Commodore, We would just like to drop you line to say many thanks to you and all your committee members for a wonderful Bass week. You all worked very hard to entertain us ‘Bass Weekers’ and your


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Saving the best till last

The final race of the regatta had some exciting sailing conditions to determine the overall winners of eight of the ten fleets. The rain held off till the end of the race when there was a heavy downpour to frustrate

What a busy day!

The final Saturday, a 4 race weekend series, and three races to be sailed. Despite a forecast for good winds, the first race was delayed due to wind shifts and the wind easing. Major shifts on the start line resulted

Friday Update

There shouldn’t be any problems with waiting for wind today. The biggest question will be what to wear! Perhaps the hypnotist has convinced various people all is not as it may seem… Despite the heavy overnight rain, the day stayed

Anyone for Martini?

Thursday has started sunny and windless. Would the forecast wind come in for the morning’s Martini Challenge Trophy?! And the answer was – eventually! By 1130 the wind direction had swung to the forecast SW, and soon after the OD

Oh What a beautiful morning!

Wednesday has started with sunshine and a good SE breeze which, hopefully, will last (as the forecast is much less favourable). Unfortunately, the wind faded as soon as the OD set a course. As a sea breeze seemed to fill


Tuesday started overcast and still. Although ripples started to fill the lake mid morning it was to be mid-day before there was sufficient breeze to race. The wind was steady in general direction but there were many big shifts to

Monday Morning Blues

The morning has started with some heavy showers which are expected to pass over by the time racing starts this afternoon. Also, some heavier winds are due to revisit us! So much for the forecast… The rain/drizzle lingered somewhat further

Flying Dutchman Nationals 2013

Jennings Challenge 2013

Luffing Cup 2013

Dubwath Cup 2013


Nairn Pursuit 2013

Nat West Cup 2013

Martini Challenge Trophy 2013

RNLI Pursuit 2013

John Peel Tankard 2013

Ladies, Juniors and Seniors 2013

Cutty Sark Challenge 2013

Sunladen Sunday

A loud and busy night of entertainment may leave many blowing the cobwebs away with a great sail. Conditions started off showery, but the wind held, and there were again squalls to challenge sailors expertise as well as enhance their

Saturday Sunshine

Great warm wind, and sunshine! A fantastic way to start Bass Week. The question as to whether anyone who travels 1000 miles to Lake Garda would enjoy better conditions has been asked. At present, we would suggest no. Although the