Success for Kieran!

After 4 long and tough days of sailing over the Bank holiday weekend, Spinnaker Sailing Club has another Optimist sailor going to the World Championships. Kieran Young finished the Optimist selection trials in 5th place overall out of the top 79 UK sailors. The top 5 are selected to represent GBR at the World Championships, this year it is being held in Thailand in July.

Saskia Clark at Spinny

Those at the IOCA Winter training held at Spinnaker on 18th March were thrilled to be joined by Olympic Champion and World Sailor of the Year Saskia Clark. Despite competing attractions of skiing and rugby, 35 excited sailors took to the water, assisted by a large number of indispensable parents and organisers who brilliantly overcame some logistical challenges, fuelled as ever by Jackie’s bacon sandwiches. Saskia was fantastic and she…

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…