Jo Newall-Smith 13/05/1950 -11/03/2017

I am sure that many of you will remember Jo, who sadly, died on 11th March after a long illness. Jo was a lovely person; a keen Laser sailor and a very loyal servant of the Club. He was for many years on the sailing committee and most importantly edited, illustrated and produced the club’s newsletter “Centreboard”. Before the days of the internet this was the Club’s principal means of…

Spinnaker Youth Training 2016

Despite a mixed forecast, the May Bank Holiday weekend delivered some fantastic sunshine and great light to moderate winds to enable our young sailors to get their “sea” legs back. We had a group of wonderfully enthusiastic beginners taking to the water for the first time, whilst the intermediates and racing group demonstrated they’d forgotten little over the winter. It was also great to see so many Toppers/Lasers out on…

Boat Trolley Etiquette

The Sailing Committee has been asked to remind all sailors of proper trolley etiquette, especially those sailing off of the beach slipway nearest the club. Once you have launched your boat, please clear the trolley off of the slipway to enable those launching after you or landing before you to do so easily.

Photos from club racing 05th April

Thanks to Tim Wade who sent us some photos of club racing on the 05th April. We have put these into the new club racing photo gallery. If you have any photos you are happy to share then please send them into the club!

Spinnaker’s Jake Farren-Price tops GBR team at Laser 4.7 Worlds, Euros in Hungary

Spinnaker’s Jake Farren-Price tops GBR team at Laser 4.7 Worlds, Euros in Hungary Jake Farren-Price came 19th in the Laser 4.7 World Championships and 15th in the European Championships, which were this year a combined event, at Lake Balaton in Hungary in July. Jake was the highest-placed GBR sailor. Full results at: and

Laser training

Dear Laser Owner, Ahead of the Laser Open at Spinnaker a coaching day has been organised at the Club. This is to take place on Saturday 23rd March and Matt Reid has kindly offered to provide the coaching. As most of you probably know, Matt is one of the top Laser sailors in the country and we are extremely fortunate to have this opportunity. The plan is to gather at…