My Nationals 2015 by Kieran Young

The optimist nationals 2015 was jam packed with new experiences. I was in the optimist junior main fleet and there were competitors from all over the globe including Malta, Hong Kong and many more. The first day was extremely windy and wet: as we were in Pwllheli,  North Wales. Wind and rain caused none of the fleets to go out on the water; the rain was preventing us to see…

Europeans and Nationals 2015 by Adele Young

Europeans and Nationals 2015 Pwllheli Europeans I qualified for the 2015 europeans team this year after sailing at the Optimist team selection trials, the selections is an invite only event in which the top 90 GBR optimist sailors compete to qualify for the World’s and European GBR teams. The top 5 at the event are selected to sail at the Optimist world’s the next 8 are then selected for the…

Boat Trolley Etiquette

The Sailing Committee has been asked to remind all sailors of proper trolley etiquette, especially those sailing off of the beach slipway nearest the club. Once you have launched your boat, please clear the trolley off of the slipway to enable those launching after you or landing before you to do so easily.

Adele Qualifies for GBR Optimist Europeans Team

Huge congratulations from the club to one of our bright young sailors! Adele Young has been flying the flag for Spinnaker for many years now, and her hard work has paid off with a top ten finish at the GBR Optimist selection event in Weymouth over the weekend. With the top five selected to the world’s Adele gains one of the next ten qualifying places for the European Championships in…

Optimist sailor and parents meeting Sunday 26th April

Hi All. On Sunday 26th April we have our annual sailor and parents meeting. This meeting is to inform those of you that are hoping to take part in the Sunday morning training of which the first block starts on Sunday 3rd May, on what is expected of the sailors and the parents. We cannot run the Sunday morning training without help from parents, it doesn’t matter if you have…

Adele Young: Winter sailing in Gran Canaria

As reported in a previous post, one of our junior Optimist sailors, Adele Young spent some time sailing in Gran Canaria over Christmas. She has set us the following report: We set off for London Gatwick on the morning of the 19th of December. After a long drive to Gatwick Alex, Dad and I arrived, walking into the airport with our rather large and heavy sail tube. Alex and I…

Gran Canaria

Adele Young and Alex Schonrock (Parkstone YC and Adele’s 420 sailing partner) flew out to Gran Canaria just before Christmas. They have been training with a squad from Gran Canaria from the 20th until 23rd and have been relaxing over Christmas. From the 27th until 29th inclusive they are competing in the Optimist TROFEO INTERNACIONAL AECIO, the final round in the Spanish series. Adele was invited to go by the parents of…

Youth double-handed session 1

The scene was set for a full days training in the club RS Fevas. However, we were greeted with zero wind. In a hope for a couple of knots to fill in, we focused on boat prep and rigging (especially the rigging and setting of asymmetrics). We then focused on light wind sailing techniques and spent the remainder of the day attempting to practice roll tacking and sailing “fat” upwind…….