SPINNAKER TOPPER OPEN 2018 – 15th APRIL

The Spinnaker Topper Open 2018 will take place on Sunday 15th April with separate fleets (and prizes) for 5.3 and 4.2 Toppers. It’s a great opportunity to start the Topper racing season. As the first of the Rooster® Southern Topper Traveller Series, there will be some great prizes on offer subsidised by our sponsors. Turn up on the day, register, pay and enter. The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are here:

Topper Open 2018 SIs

Topper Open 2018 NOR

There is an ITCA Southern Open Training day on the lake on Saturday 14th April. Entries via the ITCA site, closing date 10th April. As of 3rd April places are still available, but hurry!

The Traveller Series will continue with further events as every year. Dates and Venues have yet to be confirmed, previous years have included races at Castle Cove, Poole, Stokes Bay, Chichester, Hill Head, Oxford and Bosham. Most of the events are held on a Sunday and are often preceded by an Open Training event on the Saturday, as at Spinnaker. Please let me know if you want to join us at any of the Travellers and I will send out the details as they become available.

Many thanks

Stuart

Mob: 07768 110725


Hi – I’m Amelie and I have been sailing @ Spinnaker for over 5 years. I started off in an Oppy and I used to be terrified of the noise of the wind in the sail when I sat at the pontoon. After lots of encouragement I got in and soon started to enjoy the windy days.

I have stopped sailing my Oppy now and have moved to a laser and team racing in the Fevas. Team racing has given me more confidence with my sailing and the chance to learn things from other people. Team racing is about teams of boats racing against each other over a short course, using the sailing rules and working with the other team boat to get across the line first and second.

We have been training for about 9 months and in 2 weeks’ time we will be heading to Oxford Sailing Club to take part in the Eric Twiname youth and junior team races. The teams would like to thank Pippa and her team of instructors, our families for coping with us shouting at each other on the water and giving their support. A big thank you also to Marine Guard for sponsoring our amazing team jackets and Brearley Building Services for the jacket printing.
Look out for the teams at the club for our last weekend of practice and wish us luck.

If you are interested in starting team racing keep looking at the website for news on youth training scheme programmes.

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 and you do not want to miss something important.

SYT Boat Check Presentation as PDF

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…)

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 as possible, we have arranged for a group check on Sunday April 17th.

Please aim to have your boats rigged for 9.30am if possible. Instructors will be present to talk through their training plans for the year ahead and there’ll be an update on how the Sunday sessions will run. As always, we are dependent on parent volunteers to support in various roles each week, so please come with diaries to hand to sign up and help your fellow instructors in the club

 

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.