Northern Travellers 2021

Northern Travellers Open Meeting as Bassenthwaite SC 22/23 May 2021

all photos ©William Carruthers

What a restart to Open Meeting sailing after eighteen months of twiddling our thumbs! A weekend of racing for Mirrors with eighteen entries. The Lake looked positively crowded!

Although the weather had been wet and wild prior to the weekend, the first of the race days was reasonably sunny and warm. The only trouble was the wind – or lack of it! There was around an hour’s postponement between the race briefing and the start of the first of Saturday’s races.

This started in a light westerly. Bass’ sailing secretary, Phil Smith with young son Oliver crewing led from the start followed by Graham & Sebastian Vials (Derwent Reservoir SC) and Andy & Lily Smith (Bass). The Vials took the lead but then headed for the wrong off wind mark. Andy Smith followed their path leaving Phil & Oliver Smith to take a comfortable win.

Mirror Open & Northern Travellers at Bass 22nd/23rd May

Three Mirrors racing downwind with spinnakers set and some hills of the Lake District in the background

Bassenthwaite SC will hold their Mirror Northern Traveller Round on 22/23 May. As it is a week after the lifting of S3 Lockdown restrictions we can run it as a 2 day event with on site camping.

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