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    Hello

    Hello Everyone! First of all, my apologies for not posting this sooner (and the only photo I could find for Hywel's post). As Hywel introduced me below I am James, the new Chief Instructor/Boatswain at the club. Thank you to all those I have already spoken to, or even very briefly met before the lockdown for the warm welcome to the club. A little bit about myself, I have now

    Published 11:12 on 7 Apr 2020

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    Corvid-19Update 30th March 2020

    Following new advice from the government and the RYA the club management team has taken the decision to cancel all racing, training and other activities at Spinnaker Club until the end of tMay. this is not a decision taken lightly but we want to keep you safe and virus free. The gates of the club remained padlocked and we still ask you to remain away from the Club. We are making plans to run

    Published 19:21 on 30 Mar 2020

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    Some good news.

    In these strange and disconcerting times it is nice to be able to report some good news. Firstly our new Senior Instructor/Bosun, James Oborne took up his role at Spinnaker on Monday 16th March. He is already hard at work making sure that the Club's boats are in tip top shape for when the present restrictions are lifted. Jame is also busy working with the Sailing Committer planning some exciting

    Published 19:04 on 30 Mar 2020

  • CORONA VIRUS UPDATE MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020

    URGENT CORONA VIRUS UPDATE COMPLETE CLOSURE OF SPINNAKER CLUB FOR THREE WEEKS In view of the Government's announcement on the evening of Monday 23rd March it is necessary to completely close Spinnaker Club with immediate effect for at least the next 3 weeks. Please do not visit the Club. We will do our best to keep you updated, but at present we

    Published 22:54 on 23 Mar 2020

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    Solo Open 2020

    The day dawned with an exceptional weather forecast: force 5 gusting 7, dying to force 1 later in the day. Race officer Peter May proposed a course with a full gamut of points of sailing was set, with the gybe mark mercifully in a more sheltered corner as far from the spectators on shore as possible. Several people decided to sit out the first race, looking to see how the remainder got on and hoping

    Published 17:55 on 16 Mar 2020

  • Coronavirus and Spinnaker Sailing Club

    Obviously this is a fast changing subject but currently it is business as usual at Spinnaker Club. There is a link to the Government's Corona Virus web page on the links section of our website. Advice and information is changing all the time, but at the moment we are running all events including this weekend's Solo training day on Saturday 14th and our Solo Open on Sunday 15th as normal. This may change as

    Published 00:00 on 16 Mar 2020

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    Laser Training Day 4 Apr 11:00 to 17:00

    Open to all club members whatever skill and experience level. Not only will this help you get more from your laser but will be an opportunity in an informal day to get to meet the other laser sailors. From the day, we hope to pair off experienced and more novice sailors for the year ahead for the Death Star Super Laser trophy. Please confirm attendance by letting Keith know or by signing up through the

    Published 16:27 on 3 Mar 2020

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    Frostbite series underway in glorious sun

    On a 12 degree day, in a pleasant F3/4 the early year sailors were out. At times the racetrack was bathed in sun. Hywel Morris set a windward/ leeward course with a few wide marks to get the boats planing on reaches. And plane they did. It was great to see the beautiful site of a Mirror in between the white sails of the solos and the lasers. Next race of this 8 race series

    Published 18:22 on 2 Feb 2020

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    160 races at Wessex Winter Warmer

    The weekend brought the Wessex Winter Warmer 2020 to Spinnaker. 18 of the best alumni and university team racing teams from around the country travelled down to race in one of the most competitive events on the team racing calendar. Saturday morning provided a light fluctuating south westerly and luckily no rain! Teams arrived bright and early ready for a full day of racing and after a quick briefing, racing was underway before 10

    Published 17:23 on 29 Jan 2020

  • Spinnaker Youth Training (SYT)

    It may be mid winter now but don't forget that SYT starts again on Sunday May 3rd. This training is open to any member of the club under the age of 17 and is intended for all junior sailors from complete novices to keen racers. SYT is mainly focused on Optimists , Toppers and Laser 4.7s. There are some club boats available to hire. We intend to do some two handed

    Published 11:08 on 13 Jan 2020

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