We are Spinnaker Sailing Club, an inland sailing club based at Blashford Lake, near Ringwood, Hampshire, on the western edge of the New Forest.
Our lake was initially formed as a gravel pit, later becoming a Wessex Water reservoir. It is now an area of great natural beauty, and a part of the 189 hectare Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Spinnaker Sailing Club itself was founded in 1958, and has operated continually since then.
If you ask many sailors around the UK if they have heard of Spinnaker Sailing Club the first thing they think of is Team Racing. As a club we have a reputation for both hosting high quality events and developing some of the finest Team Racers in the world, having been previously represented at the World Sailing Team Racing Championships! We are incredibley proud of our Team Racing but there is a lot more to the club than that! We have a very active Fleet Racing programme, as well as being an RYA recognised training centre. Alongside our organised activities many of our members enjoy being able to access the lake for recreational sailing, kayaking, SUPing and windsurfing year round! Being inland enables the Club to offer a large variety of activities, you can find out more about why we are a great environment for water sports by clicking here.
As a Club we support many local community groups, schools and universities. You can read about which local organisations are Group Members of Spinnaker Sailing Club and what they do here.
Despite our beautiful rural position, we are conveniently located not far from the A31 and A338 and in easy driving distance of Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Salisbury, and Winchester.
If you are interested in becoming a member, find out more by clicking here, or alternatively click the link at the top to register.
Last updated 14:24 on 16 November 2023