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…

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…

Calling all Topper Sailors!

Calling all Topper Sailors Spinnaker Sailing Club is again hosting the first of the Rooster Topper Traveler Series. Brush off the winter dust and come along on Sunday 9th April 2017. Registration starts at 08:30 and briefing will take place at 09:40. There are four races planned with 5.3 and 4.2 Toppers taking part. Plenty of prizes are up for grabs so don’t miss out, after all it could be you…

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…

Firefly Inland Championships 2016

Spinnaker Club Firefly Open Meeting 2016 36 Fireflies converged on Spinnaker Club at Blashford Lake, over the weekend of the 29th-30th October for the Spinnaker Firefly Open as part of the Firefly Inland Championships.