Oxford Eric Twiname Report

Eric Twiname 2017 The weekend of the 14-15th of October, two feva teams (eight boats) represented Spinnaker in the Eric Twiname Team Racing event in Oxford. We were all a little nervous turning up on the Saturday morning as there were a lot of teams and they all seemed to have done team racing events before, but we rigged and launched our boats with our Port team the first to…

Adele & Daniel clinch 420 selection!

Adele’s Report: Dan and I sailed at the Autumn Champs at WPNSA on the 30th of September and 1st of October. The weekend was quite breezy and we were lucky enough to share the course with the 470 and Finn class – this was one of their Olympic selectors. We completed 7 races over the weekend – 5 on the Saturday and 2 on the Sunday – this was due…

Team Spinnaker win 420 Scottish Champs

Adele Young and Dan Burns won the first event of the week at the Scottish Open 420 Championships GBR 420 Association Held over Tuesday and Wednesday they had results of 2,2,3,2,2,1,3,2 Full Results

Kieran in Thailand for World Champs!

Thailand has welcomed 62 sailing nations with 280 sailors for the 2017 Optimist World Championships, a record-breaking landmark for this world stage event. Spinnaker’s own Kieran Young is one of only five GBR representatives at these prestigious Championships. Follow his progress…. Watch and listen to Kieran on the IOCA page! Championship’s Official Facebook page…

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…