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…

Twisted Tube Pre Event Report

 The Twisted TUBE 2016 Random Pairs, Bring Your Own Boat Team Racing Saturday 12th November 2016 PRE-EVENT Report Saturday the 12th November marks the start of the Team Racing Season at Spinnaker Club with the annual Twisted Tube team racing event. This is a fantastic competition that combines a friendly and informal ethos with competitive, good run team racing. The format is two boat team racing event with a twist;…

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…

Topper Travellers 2016

  SPINNAKER TOPPER TRAVELER SERIES 2016 The Spinnaker Topper Open 2016 got the Southern Topper Traveler off to a great start on Sunday 3rd April. Twenty-seven boats came from across the South from Oxford to the Solent and Poole to Chichester. Over a total of four races in challenging, variable conditions, Morgan Archer was first overall and Millie Aldridge was first girl. Angus Kemp was second and Jake Bowhay third….

Spinnaker Optimist Aerial Video

Some fantastic video footage taken from a drone of the Optimist race training happening at Spinnaker Sailing Club over the winter period. Spinnaker Training 23rd Jan 2016 #1 Spinnaker Training 23rd Jan 2016 #2 Spinnaker Training 23rd Jan 2016 #3