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Weekly Club News - 19th March 2024

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Published 06:50 on 19 Mar 2024

Welcome to New Members and Pre-Season Social

On Wednesday 3rd April we have our annual Welcome to New Members and Pre-Season Social, a chance for all members to meet each other, find out what is planned for 2024, and get some top tips to help make the most of their membership. We will also have several workshops running around racing to allow our members to learn more.

You can see more information here.

Upcoming Training Courses

Good Friday see's our training programme kick off and we have a number of opportunities still available!
RYA Level 1 Adult Sailing - 29th/30th March.
RYA Adult Start Windsurfing - 1st/2nd April
We also have lots of space our our RYA Stage 1 & 2 Youth Sailing courses both weeks. You can see the full programme on our website calendar.

Then after the Easter Holidays our Spinnaker Youth Training and Let's Go Sailing weekly programmes kick off and both of these can be booked on the website now!

First Open Meeting of 2024

Our ILCA/Laser Open Meeting is on Saturday 13th April. 4 races are planned and this event is open to any ILCA/Laser! Entry is just £15! Entry includes tea and cake after racing, and the bar will be open.

You must pre-enter this event, which you can do here as well as see more information.

Sailing in an open meeting is a great way to develop your skills and pick up tips from those more experienced than yourself. Its also an opportunity to meet sailors from other clubs and help us showcase our fantastic club.

RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Championships 2024

This weekend we hosted the RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Championships with 14 team representing sailing clubs, universities and schools competing across two days, including our very own "Spinnaker Sloths." Saturday saw a total of 70 races being completed in Stage 1 of the event, with a near perfect breeze (once it arrived at 10am). Sunday saw slightly more blustery conditions providing a great challenge for all the teams with a total of 56 races sailed between Stage 2 and the Knockout Stages. RHS Blue came away victorious as 1st Overall and 1st Under-19 Youth Team after a nail biting final best of five final against Girls Afloat who claimed second place, with Cambridge University claiming 3rd place overall and 1st University Team.

You can see the full results here.

This was the Spinnaker Sloths first event together after only 1 team training session. Made up of a mixture of mums and "university alumni" they came together to take part in this event. Our team started Saturday off with a win in their first race, and went onto win 3 of their 10 races on day one, qualifying them for Silver Fleet in Stage 2. In Stage 2 they won two of their 6 races, meaning they ended up 5th in Silver Fleet and 12th Overall. However, results are only half the picture. The team were smiling all weekend, had great fun, learnt lots and want to sail more! Lookout for more news soon about opportunities to join them team racing.

A huge thank you and well done to the team who made this event happen, the feedback from competitors and visitors has been fantastic.

This coming weekend sees the RYA National Team Racing Championship (commonly known as UKTRA) taking place at Spinnaker Sailing Club.

Clubhouse Improvements Update

Last week saw most of the equipment removed from the rear galley, and tomorrow the gas feeds are being capped and the sinks removed. Tomorrow James and Hywel are also meeting a contractor to discuss Stage 2w of the work which will see our existing front galley improved and also equipped to function as our bar!

Last updated 06:50 on 19 March 2024

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