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.

RNLI Race, Spinnaker Sailing Club

RNLI PENNANT DAY 28 AUGUST I was very anxious in the morning to wake up to drizzle and a buffeting wind so was not expecting many to turn up. How surprised was I to get there and find we had a full training morning going on with many juniors signing on for the 12:00 race. Altogether we had 26 craft competing, a fantastic turn out. The time recording got a…

Boat maintenance and the cost of sailing

  You may have read about Rear Commodore Sailing’s other sailing during June around Cape Wrath to Orkney.  Those of you who missed seeing me back at Spinnaker in July may like to know we made it across the Pentland Firth into the Moray Firth via the lovely little harbour of Helmsdale     And on through the Caledonian Canal from Inverness with 24 tacks down Lock Ness