Welcome to Spinnaker Club: The home of sailing in the New ForestSpinnaker 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.
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Spinnaker Club; Ivy Lane; Blashford; Ringwood; BH24 3LY
Happy Father’s Day!!
A big thank you goes out to the Social Committee for the inspired idea of a Father’s Day race (Dads vs Children) / water fight!!! Armed with a variety of water launching devices, from buckets and bailers to what looked like semi-automatic, long range water pistols, more than 60 boats chaotically made it to the start line. Somehow, despite the bedlam of major water warfare, racing rules were maintained and Tim Wade, our hugely patient PRO for the day, got the race started.
The Opi fleet started the pursuit race first, with the children having a distinct advantage over those brave Dads who played fair (became sitting ducks) and raced in Oppie. We particularly loved the Dad sailing a delightful pink Opi and another so tall that his feet were dangling over the side!!! Many of the children, clearly understanding the benefit of speed, opted for a club boat, which they handled admirably, and took great pleasure in overtaking their Dad’s and giving them a good drenching.
Chloe and her team of instructors deserve a sense-of-humor award for coping with the Armada-like attacks on them. There wasn’t a dry boat or sailor left on the water as the first boats crossed the finish line, and everyone was rewarded with a fabulous cream tea and cakes. Thank you to Jackie and Penny for providing such a fantastic spread.
My other sailing
You may have noticed that Rear-Commodore Sailing has not been on the lake in his Solo during May. This is because I have been away sailing with Sally on our other boat “Shadowfax ”around the Scottish Islands. The weather has been fantastic up here this year enabling us to sail to new anchorages in the Hebrides, up the West Coast and around the top. Just to give you a flavor here are a few pictures of Scotland from this week and I’m afraid we still have to make it back through the Caledonian Canal then home down the Irish Sea and back up the Channel so you won’t see much of me this summer.
Best wishes to all at Spinnaker.
Ian and Sally
Storminess 12th June 2016
Our anchorage on Handa Island, the Sea Bird Sanctuary south of Lochinver
Gybing downwind in the sea breeze towards Loch Glenndubh and the mountains of Assynt
We gybed back out the following morning with the land breeze!
Sally steering us around Cape Wrath into a short wet sea
Today’s reach across the Pentland Firth to Hoy on Orkney
Spinnaker Sailing Club Hits the Daily Echo with the RYA Push the Boat Out
Well done to all those who helped make the Club’s Open day a remarkable and remember able day for all those that visited. We made it so good that we hit the news.
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