Welcome to Spinnaker Club: The home of sailing in the New Forest
Spinnaker Club is the perfect venue for members and training members to develop their sailing skills in a safe, friendly environment. As an RYA recognised training centre, Spinnaker Club has highly qualified instructors and coaches waiting to help you achieve your sailing ambitions, whatever your age or ability.
Whether your wish is to race in a competitive sailing fleet, cruise around a beautiful lake, introduce your children to sailing, learn to sail yourself, or simply enjoy a lovely environment, Spinnaker Club is the first choice.
Look around our web site and find out about our club sailing and racing, the training available for children and adults to learn how to sail, plus the many other club activities we offer to our members to enhance their love of sailing.
Spinnaker Sailing Club is proud to host many group members including: New Forest & District Sailability, Southampton, Bournemouth and Solent Universities; Local schools; and local scout troops.
Adele Young and Alex Schonrock (Parkstone YC and Adele’s 420 sailing partner) flew out to Gran Canaria just before Christmas.
They have been training with a squad from Gran Canaria from the 20th until 23rd and have been relaxing over Christmas. From the 27th until 29th inclusive they are competing in the Optimist TROFEO INTERNACIONAL AECIO, the final round in the Spanish series.
Adele was invited to go by the parents of Eduardo who came to the British Optimist nationals and stayed with the Schonrock family for two weeks. Adeled lent him her old boat for the nationals and in return she was invited to stay with the family for Xmas. They have arranged the free charter of two boats, free training with Eduardo’s squad plus free entry to the event. Adele was a little apprehensive about flying out and staying with strangers for Xmas but it was an opportunity she couldn’t refuse, especially as next year is her final year in the Optimist class before moving into the 420.
We hope racing has gone well so far and look forward to hearing the results.
This past Sunday saw the last races of the Winter Series, and the last racing of the Spinnaker 2014 Sunday Racing Series. Congratulations to Ian Campbell and Peter May who won a race each against a few hardy competitors. Some photos of the racing can be found here.