Category: 2016

Diary Date

For those of you planning ahead to 2017, Bass Week will run from 5 – 13 August 2017. See you there!

Thanks for the feedback

We are getting some great comments from those completing the questionnaire – Thank you! Mixed wind conditions, great racing and great company Taking our kids out racing – getting a top 10 finish in a series. Watching the kids make

Ben Unwin’s Video Compilation

  Not the best GoPro footage ever filmed (Ben’s words!), but you may wish to watch it. The music was unknowingly chosen by the rowdy lot who were trying to remember the lyrics at 2:00am one morning

Bass Week Memories 

For lasting memories of the week, Ben Unwin’s photos can be found and purchased at Similarly John Spittle has created a gallery site where you can purchase his photos:

TV Coverage

If you missed the TV coverage last week, view it here

Sunday 7 August

The final fling has been flung, and the final day is upon us. Would the weather be kind and allow the winds to ease to let us have the one more race? Time would reveal all very soon. Through the wind

Saturday 6 August

Is this the calm before the storm? A day of sunshine with winds building as the day goes on, and the risk of rain moving in. Perhaps a some awnings and tents will be taken down early? Certainly had the

Friday 5 August

More good weather was lined up for the day’s racing, though the morning started with mirror like conditions the wind filled in for the morning race and was accompanied by a load of sunshine. Once racing was underway, OD Nick broke

Thursday 4 August 

The strong winds and rain have passed through but there’s still enough to exercise those muscles a bit more… The rain held off for another day, and the winds kept sailors happy. Perhaps they were glad not to be going around

Wednesday 3 August

What do the weather gods have in store for us today? The forecast isn’t good… With the wind from the SW, Sale Fell was having its inimitable effect on the racing area in the northern bay so the OD opted

Tuesday 2 August

With a bit of luck, we will be getting more of the same today – dry and sunny spells with good sailing winds, but how long can it last? With a Southerly wind direction the OD was able to send the fleets around

Monday 1 August

Today’s racing is scheduled for the afternoon to give newcomers a chance to set up their boats. At least it will give the wind a chance to freshen. Will the OD opt for to send the fleet around the lake? Time

Sunday 31 July

Another glorious morning, started with a mirror-like lake, but the forecast is for more great sailing winds. Just hope the risk of rain holds off! The rain did hold off, the sun shone, and the wind picked up as the

Saturday 30 July

Today’s the day the regatta starts, with the Jennings Challenge weekend series, sponsored by our main sponsors The Lakes Distillery. If the forecast holds, it could be a blowy start to the event, but it is Bassenthwaite, so almost anything

Just the weather

Though damp overnight, the gates opened for Bass Week 2016 and the sun and warmth flooded in. Through the day sailors from across the country battled through traffic jams, and road closures, all for the love of Bass Week, setting

Jennings Challenge 2016

Luffing Cup 2016

Dubwath Cup 2016


Evening Race 2016

Nairn Pursuit 2016

Nat West Cup 2016

Martini Challenge Trophy 2016

RNLI Pursuit 2016

John Peel Tankard 2016

Ladies, Juniors and Seniors 2016