SYT Boat Checks!

Sunday 1st May saw a good turn-out for Boat Check Day despite the Bank Holiday, weather and closure of the A31. A friendly reminder that sailing starts every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. prompt and anyone still requiring a boat check should arrive quite a little earlier than this so we can ensure you have all completed your check before the session starts. We aim to get going promptly at 9:30…

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…

Spinnaker Youth Training – Pre-Season Boat Checks

Spinnaker Youth Training – Pre-Season Boat Checks Finally, with the long-awaited arrival of Spring, we’re looking forward to the start of this year’s Sunday morning youth training (Optimist Training), with the first block starting on the 1st May. Those Opi, Laser and Topper sailors participating with their own boats will need to have their boats checked and signed off prior to start of the season. To make this as painless…

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.

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…….