to Spinnaker Sailing Club, the home of sailing in the New Forest.
Spinnaker Sailing 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 Sailing 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 or simply enjoy a lovely environment, Spinnaker Sailing Club is the first choice.
Look around our web site and find out about our club sailing, the activities available to learn how to sail for children and adults, plus the many opportunities for everyone to join our members in their love of sailing.
Spinnaker Sailing Club also has many group members including New Forest & District Sailability, Southampton, Bournemouth and Solent Universities and local scout troops.
Sunday 21st September – Bart’s Bash. Racing will now start at 13:00 with a briefing by the race officer at 12:30. Sunday junior coaching will finish at 12:00 to give the juniors a break before taking part in the race at 13:00. Entry fee (which goes to Barts Bash) is £15 per double handed boat, £10 per single handed boat and £5 per junior boat. £50 John Lewis voucher for the winning boat plus lots of other prizes. Come along and get involved in the record breaking attempt.
Friday 26th September – IAPS school regatta – helpers wanted on shore and afloat. If you are free to help for the day please contact the office. Lunch will be provided!
Saturday 27th September and Saturday 11th October – junior double handed coaching – sign up on line now.
Sunday 19th October – Club Championships – open to all Club sailors to come and get involved. Lots of prizes.
Sunday 26th October – 2 x pursuit races – times TBC.
Saturday 8th November – Twisted Tube team racing event
Sunday 9th November – Firefly Open
Help the Club win a new safety boat – please enter here http://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/WinaSuzukiPowered.aspx
As promised at the start of the season, we are going to run some double handed and team race training over a couple of Saturdays. The important dates to remember are: 27th September and 11th October. These are to provide preparation for a couple of events: The Eric Twiname Youth Team Racing Championships; The Twisted Tube Team Racing; and The Spinnaker Club Championships.
The first of these two days will focus on the new skills required to sail two handed boats, with the focus on boat handling and boat speed. We will finish the day with some boat on boat skills. The second will focus on two aspects: team race specifics; and asymmetric handling. This will allow the club to try and put together a team to enter the Eric Twiname Champs, and encourage sailing in the Club Champs for those that don’t make the team in the available club double-handed boats!
We have places for 24 Sailors for both days, and attendance is encouraged for both (although, if you cannot make one we will still welcome you along!) The cost will be £15 per sailor per day, and the sessions will run from 1000 (changed and ready to sail) until 1500. Minimum sailing standard is RYA stage 2.
We have secured coaching on the second day from both Ed Morris and Katie Restall. Ed is current club team racing coordinator and has over ten years experience including five years at the University of Southampton during which time he won the British University Championships (as well as several top three finishes) he was also chairman of British University Sailing Association during that time and currently runs and umpires at national level events. Katie was part of the same championship winning team and won a medal at all seven BUSA championships she attended. She has also won BUSA Ladies twice and been runner up in the Ladies nationals. She has also assistant national coach for the feva class, as well as many years coaching toppers at squad level.
To book, please click here and go to Junior Coaching.
We hope you are already aware that Spinnaker Club have entered our Club for Bart’s Bash on 21st September 2014.
In January 2013, sailing journalist Andy Rice wrote in Yachts and Yachting, Page 13 (detail important for the geeks) “I’ve been wondering if there is a way of having a club race simultaneously across the whole country.… pretty much every club in the country has a race on Sunday morning, with all kinds of boats taking part… why can’t we get all the race results mashed together to create one big national race on a Sunday Morning?”
This idea inspired Tony Bishop, the Club Secretary at the Queen Mary Sailing Club in South West London, and it ran around inside his brain for several months afterwards.
On May 9th, 2013, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson tragically died in a training accident in San Fransisco bay while preparing for the America’s Cup competition. There was shock across the sailing world at the loss of this truly great and selfless man, and there were clearly many, many people whose lives had been touched by him in some way
The inaugural Bart’s Bash is a sailing race that will be run by sailing clubs all around the world on behalf of the charity, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Each sailing club will sail an individual Bart’s Bash race at their location (with certain set requirements to meet our world record criteria) on Sunday 21 September 2014. It is the major fundraising event for the Foundation and we are asking people to raise money to support our charitable work.
To register your entry please click here You are welcome to make a donation or to fund raise via the Bart’s Bash website, however the Club will be charging an entry fee on the day of £15 per two handed boat and £10 per single handed boat. Club boats are available for hire on a first come, first served basis, please book with the office. Money raised from boat hire will also go to the Bart Simpson Foundation.
As the club has a restricted start line, the race will be sailed as a pursuit race. The warning signal will be at 1257 with the first boats starting at 1300 hrs, the PRO will allocate start times on the day.The Bart’s Bash sailing instructions are available at this link.
ALL MONEY RAISED WILL GO TO BART’S BASH.
Prizes will be awarded including a £50 John Lewis voucher for the winning boat. Anyone wishing to donate a prize please contact Sarah in the office.
I hope we will get a huge turnout from our Club to support this event. My plan is to have a minimum of 60 entries, with a target of 100 boats on the water for our Spinnaker event.
My best regards