An introduction to the
The aim of these races is to give all club members of any experience or competence, including juniors, the opportunity to sail a course around the lake at the front of a fleet.
The pursuit races have a sequence of uncrowded starts and everyone finishes at 8pm.
The slowest boats with the least experience start first and try to keep ahead of the chasing boats. The fastest most experienced sailors try to catch up and overtake to get ahead just before the finish. With the fleet spread only a basic knowledge of the rules is required. The Sailing Committee reviewed racing from previous years and have modified the handicaps to try and ensure everyone is fairly matched.
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 to a building wind and fog.
We sailed consistently through the series and we were very happy with our result – we feel as though our speed improved and our starting had got better compared to how we performed in Athens.
We managed to finish 4th overall and 3rd Open boat , this has meant that we have been selected for the 2017/2018 420 Youth Squad. We are happy to have been selected for this as it was one of our goals and hopefully it will help us to improve over the winter ready for next season!
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!
The Dorset Schools Sailing Championships took place in Poole Park on Friday 1st July 2016. S (more…)
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 https://youtu.be/p-LMsArAgvg
Spinnaker Training 23rd Jan 2016 #2 https://youtu.be/5t4uW6bhkdw
Spinnaker Training 23rd Jan 2016 #3 https://youtu.be/KCmkhctZhNo
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.