Each year on the August bank holiday weekend Southport Sailing Club is invited to Bassenthwaite Sailing Club for a weekends camping and sailing. This is very popular and usually follows the same format. People arrive throughout the day on Friday and set up camp near the waters edge. This is followed by much eating and drinking campside on friday night then sailing on Saturday. More of the same Saturday night then an open invitation to join in with their club racing on Sunday. That night it is off to the clubhouse for a quiz and drinking into the early hours then more racing Monday. It is usually Monday afternoon when people face the fact they can not bring themselves to put on wet gear again and start to drift off home.