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 winning the first place prize. No better way to start the new season with a great race at a great venue!

Nor & SI’s can be found on the Club website. Click Here!



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

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And on through the Caledonian Canal from Inverness with 24 tacks down Lock Ness

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The Dorset Schools Sailing Championships took place in Poole Park on Friday 1st July 2016. S (more…)

My other sailing

You may have noticed that Rear-Commodore Sailing has not been on the lake in his Solo during May. This is because I have been away sailing with Sally on our other boat “Shadowfax ”around the Scottish Islands. The weather has been fantastic up here this year enabling us to sail to new anchorages in the Hebrides, up the West Coast and around the top. Just to give you a flavor here are a few pictures of Scotland from this week and I’m afraid we still have to make it back through the Caledonian Canal then home down the Irish Sea and back up the Channel so you won’t see much of me this summer.

Best wishes to all at Spinnaker.

Ian and Sally


Storminess 12th June 2016

Our anchorage on Handa Island, the Sea Bird Sanctuary south of Lochinver

Gybing downwind in the sea breeze towards Loch Glenndubh and the mountains of Assynt

We gybed back out the following morning with the land breeze!

Sally steering us around Cape Wrath into a short wet sea

Today’s reach across the Pentland Firth to Hoy on Orkney