Laser Open Sat 26th May

 

Spinnaker was proud to host the Laser Open on Saturday 26th May.

We look forward to welcoming you again next year!

OPEN DAY 12th MAY

Club Open Day 2018    Saturday 12th May

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Spinnaker once again opened its doors to the public on Saturday 12th May for a happy, fun-filled day. Some of the questions we were there to answer included –

  • Do you want to start sailing?
  • Would you like your children to have sailing lessons?
  • Perhaps you want to come back to sailing after a break?
  • Do you currently sail on the sea but your free time rarely seems to match the tide times?

During the day there was the chance to head out on the water, with our instructors and club members, in a wide range of boats. If you visit us any year for this you will need to book your sailing taster session, so get here early to make sure you get a place. Remember to bring a change of clothing in case you get splashed. Bookings are taken on the day until 2pm. Each taster session costs £1 per person.

If you missed it this year, don’t miss out on this exciting day at Spinnaker Club! Come and find out about our family friendly club and enjoy sailing in a beautiful New Forest setting.

Open Day Information

· Times: 10am – 4pm

· Free parking

· Taster sailing & kayaking sessions available – cost £1, Booking on the day

· Café / BBQ – open all day, offering a wide variety of food

· Picnic tables available

· Club-house facilities – changing rooms, showers and toilets

· Information on Membership, RYA training courses, Racing and Competitions will be available.

·

Pursuit Introduction Download


An introduction to the Wednesday evening pursuit races took place on 4th April with short talks followed by supper.

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.

Download the Presentation given during the evening

Eric Twiname Report

Eric Twiname 2017

The weekend of the 14-15th of October, two feva teams (eight boats) represented Spinnaker in the Eric Twiname Team Racing event in Oxford.

We were all a little nervous turning up on the Saturday morning as there were a lot of teams and they all seemed to have done team racing events before, but we rigged and launched our boats with our Port team the first to sail in the 3rd race of the day. Admittedly, we were all a bit confused about timings, but after our first few races we began to feel a little more confident with the course.

In each race there were four boats (two in each team), they lasted about 10 minutes each and was made up of four marks in an “S” shape course. We had four wins out of 11-12 races on the first day which we were quite pleased about as some teams were very aggressive. This meant that the next day Spinnaker Starboard were put into the Silver A fleet and Spinnaker Port ended up in the Silver B. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to race each other once throughout the 2 days.

Neither team managed to qualify for the semi-finals of their fleet, but we managed to beat Winchester College in a close match on the 2nd day after they had beaten us on the 1st. Overall the event was a great success and everybody really enjoyed it!! We definitely hope to compete next year…


By Bryony Synnott

Adele & Daniel clinch 420 selection!

 

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!

Adele

420 WPNSA Autumn 2017 Results

Amelie’s Story & Eric Twiname Update


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.

Optimist for sale

Optimist For Sale – Pzazz

GRP Optimist with alloy spars and wooden rudder/centreboard.

Two sails and new buoyancy bags.

Launching trolley and cover.

100% ready to use.

£450

Currently at Spinnaker

 

Contact Shelley

shelley@moores.pro

 

RNLI Pennant Races 25th August

Support the RNLI
RNLI Pennant races on Saturday 25th August 2018
1st Race 12am
2nd Race 1.30pm
3rd Race back to back after 2nd race approx. 2.20pm

Prizes to be won …. Including spot prizes!
Any donations for the RNLI gratefully received on the day.
Turn up and have fun.

Solo Open Report

Solo Open

12 sailors, including 3 visitors, pitched up at Spinnaker Sailing Club on Sat-23-Jun for the Solo open meeting. Undoubtedly the high pressure forecast suppressed attendance with many understandably electing to mow the lawn and watch the football rather than admire their reflections in the mirror like crystal clear waters of Spinnaker.

After a short briefing, PRO Ed Morris wisely elected to hold us ashore for tea, toast and fanciful sea breeze discussion. Race 1 commenced in a relatively stable 5kt NW gradient with visitor Malcolm Richardson swiftly tacking onto a left shift making the windward mark in the top 4 together with Jamie Holmes and the Campbell father son duo. A hotly fought first run saw some penalty spins shaking the leaderboard up. Ian Campbell harassed Jamie through the remainder of the race with Jamie nervously holding the lead to finish in fading breeze. The PRO ushered the fleet ashore for an early lunch – hoping to buy time for the sea breeze to develop whilst competitors tackled the large pile of baguettes and swapped tales of light wind tactics. After an hour, during which time the club windex showed all compass points, Ed pushed everyone back on the water for race 2 – local light wind speedy specialist Tim Wade taking Jamie to a desperate photo finish closely followed by Nick Robinson. At this stage – indications of the sea breeze filling in from the south led Ed in his committee boat to take the fleet on a follow my leader tour around the lake to ensure we were well placed in the event of it filling in. Sadly the breeze didn’t stabilise sufficiently in time and Ed took the prudent decision to send the fleet ashore for the next culinary feast – courtesy of resident chef Jackie. Totting up the final scores put club members Jamie Holmes, Tim Wade and Ian Campbell in the top three positions.

Spinnaker Sailing Club has one of the most active inland Solo fleets on the South coast and a recent resurgence means we’re fortunate to have have at least 10 boats on the start line for the hotly competed weekday evening and weekend day series. We always welcome visitors and please contact Class Captain Tim Wade (solo@spinnakerclub.co.uk) if you wish to join us. We look forward to welcoming you all (and some wind) to the 2019 open!

Results

Fathers Day Balls Up Race….

Father’s Day saw the now regular ‘race’ on the water between our junior sailors and their Dads with nearly 40 boats taking to the course.

Rather than the previous year’s water fight and carnage, not to mention potential risk to vessels, we decided to create a proper race to foster some competition and enable the kids to demonstrate their sailing prowess. After much planning and the purchasing of coloured balls we had formulated a plan.

Following a welcome windy SYT session and a quick refreshment break whilst the Dads rigged boats the midday race was replaced with the annual kids Vs Dads race.

A simple figure of eight circuit was intended with the kids taking a yellow ball from one safety boat and depositing it in the opposing safety boat, and the Dads doing the same with a green ball.

All sounded very simple until we hit the water. What had the makings of a good race soon went to mayhem and mutiny on the water. No one could remember what colour balls they should be, the safety boats lost the plot with no comms between them, there was random ball switching, dads and kids changing their allegiance during the race, balls floating on the lake, some boats dropping off a cache of balls from who knows where…..

We had Dads folded up into Oppies, one illustrious Dad bailing his oppie as it took in more water, but maintaining a fighting ‘can do’ attitude, one Vision with three hefty Dads (only 1 sailor amongst them) dragging a Danish sea anchor across the lake, Dads ON toppers and Mel supremely sailing a boat full of kids around the course, missing the multitude of collision potentials and flotsam and jetsam on the lake.

There were 

boats loaded with kids, 6 in one Vision at one point, shrieking and capsizing, boat swapping and a general sense of madness and a flotilla of smiling yet soggy faces. The kids demonstrated their confidence on the water standing on boats and swinging about with water pistols, showing the Sunday training has developed a sense of balance and great water confidence they should be proud of.

Following the race and tidying up, the kids (of course) were announced as undisputed winners and everyone rewarded with scrumptious c

ream teas from Jackie washed down with tea.

It was rewarding to see so many happy faces on the water, game for laugh whether seasoned sailors or ‘have a go’ Dads.

 You were all fantastic sports and we hope you enjoyed father’s day with the kids on the water.

Diamond Jubilee race & Father’s Day. By Ian Campbell

Sunday 17th June was chosen to represent to 60th anniversary of the club’s foundation but gave overcast skies and a fresh breeze for sailing for the first Sunday in several sunny weeks however it encouraged a big turnout for the youth training.

Past Commodores had been invited so it was nice to see at least four around and a small display of past photos was mounted on the notice board.

Optimists, Toppers and Lasers all seemed to be enjoying the sailing conditions with the lake full of boats and watchers on the shore getting prepared for the Father’s Day race.  Club boats were available for hire and were quickly booked up.  The race was organised by Penny and Angie and involved two RIBs containing plastic balls to be transferred by the sailors.  The fathers and children were split into two teams with boats sailing backwards and forwards in figures of eight giving plenty of opportunity for the traditional water fight.

After half an hour the wet sailors came ashore for lunch with the children declared the winners.  Jackie and her helpers provided a rolling fare of pulled pork and rolls, which all got woofed down despite the lack of sun on the outside benches.

The day had been planned to try to encourage all club members to mingle so there was just one race in the afternoon with the aim of trying to get 60 boats on the water for 60 minutes whatever their skill level including those staying on after the morning training and those who normally race on Sunday afternoons.  Well we didn’t quite achieve 60 boat but we probably had 60 people at the club.  Some of the juniors started to chill down after being dowsed by water so retired to the shower but on a sunnier day might have joined in but a few new members came.

The wind was a perfect direction on the lake so Ian Matthews, the experienced race officer, was able to set a course from the race hut around the newly positioned yellow race marks, taking the sailors on a tour of the lake.  The conditions were challenging enabling planing at times with a few capsizes, including Ben in the leading Solo entangling the RS 200 in the process,  and 60 minutes proved a lengthy time to keep going, with more capsizes after the finishing hoot.  The race officer and his assistants recorded everyone’s finish time and worked out the handicap times using our Sailwave programme enabling prizes to be awarded following tea and drinks in the clubhouse, which was full of cheerful members.

Tom thanked the race team, safety boats, SYT organisers, galley and everyone who took part, with an encouragement to the Juniors for the horizons that sailing can offer through life.

A full set of results will be published on the club’s website but the prize winners were:

Slow handicap: 1st Tim Byford (Topper), 2nd Izzy Brearly and Matilda Asquith (Vision), 3rd Evie and Jasmine McQuillian (Quba)

1st lady: Sarah Andersen (Laser), 1st Junior: Hugo Asquith

Foolishness: Chris Davey (capsizing and nearly sinking),

Endeavour: Christine Drummond and Tim Murdock (sharing a Pico and enduring bruised toes)

Overall; Solos again proved competitive taking the top 7 places with Ian Campbell just beating his son Tom on Father’s Day and Tim Wade 3rd

Laser Open Sat 26th May

 

Spinnaker was proud to host the Laser Open on Saturday 26th May.

We look forward to welcoming you again next year!

OPEN DAY 12th MAY

Club Open Day 2018    Saturday 12th May

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Spinnaker once again opened its doors to the public on Saturday 12th May for a happy, fun-filled day. Some of the questions we were there to answer included –

  • Do you want to start sailing?
  • Would you like your children to have sailing lessons?
  • Perhaps you want to come back to sailing after a break?
  • Do you currently sail on the sea but your free time rarely seems to match the tide times?

During the day there was the chance to head out on the water, with our instructors and club members, in a wide range of boats. If you visit us any year for this you will need to book your sailing taster session, so get here early to make sure you get a place. Remember to bring a change of clothing in case you get splashed. Bookings are taken on the day until 2pm. Each taster session costs £1 per person.

If you missed it this year, don’t miss out on this exciting day at Spinnaker Club! Come and find out about our family friendly club and enjoy sailing in a beautiful New Forest setting.

Open Day Information

· Times: 10am – 4pm

· Free parking

· Taster sailing & kayaking sessions available – cost £1, Booking on the day

· Café / BBQ – open all day, offering a wide variety of food

· Picnic tables available

· Club-house facilities – changing rooms, showers and toilets

· Information on Membership, RYA training courses, Racing and Competitions will be available.

·

Pursuit Introduction Download


An introduction to the Wednesday evening pursuit races took place on 4th April with short talks followed by supper.

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.

Download the Presentation given during the evening

Youth Progress Report

2017 Report on some of our Youth sailors

We have not had many sailors sailing on the circuit this year, but a few have done a couple of local events including Jasmine Mcquillin, Hugo Asquith, Hattie Asquith and Gil Stalker.

Joel Traves:
Joel has sailed at national and local events and had his best result at the Spinnaker Optimist Open finishing 3rd. He has been selected for the IOCA/RYA South Zone Squad.

Dan Burns and Adele Young:
In the 420s both Dan (crew) and Adele (helm) have had a great year: both are club members and started sailing Optimists at Spinnaker in about 2009. They qualified for the Open European Championships which were held in Athens in July and they also qualified for the World Championships which are being held in Perth, Australia at Christmas, but sadly this opportunity had to be declined due to costs. They then sailed at the Scottish Championships and won the event.

Unfortunately the Nationals were held straight after the Scottish Championships at the same venue and most of the fleet contracted a sickness bug.

They then sailed at the Autumn Championships in Weymouth and finished 4th overall, qualifying for the RYA 420 youth squad which is a winter squad of 4 camps training at various venues across the U.K..

More recently they sailed at the Itchenor Open 2 weeks ago and finished 3rd overall.

Adele Young:
Adele has set up a training group of 8 optimist sailors to sail once a month throughout the winter at the club, and she is also coaching the IOCA training. She was asked if she could coach the IOCA development squad this winter, but had to decline as it clashes with the Youth squad dates.

Kieran Young:
Kieran had a great last season in the optimist class, sailing at 2 Spanish events in January and February them in Holland for the Easter regatta.
He sailed at the team selection trials in May and finished 5th overall and qualified for the World Championships in Thailand. He finished 73rd in the Silver Fleet and 137th place overall which was a great achievement.
He then finished 20th overall at the Nationals, which was the 8th-placed British sailor.
At Parkstone he won the Optimist Open, and then finished 2nd in their Youth Week sailing a Feva .
He then signed off his Optimist sailing at the Spinnaker Open, winning with 2 races and 2 clear wins and so completed a double, securing the Spinnaker Open title 2 years in succession.
He has now moved into the 420 class and is sailing at some Scottish academy weekends as his crew is Scottish and also sailing at the class open training at various events over the winter.

Marineguard have offered to help both Kieran and Adele with some of the costs which is brilliant.

Joan Laycock:
Joan attended 5 of the 6 Topper National Series Events last season, averaging 17th Junior Female with her best result a 9th Junior Female in the Winter Championships at WPNSA. Since then she has finished 15th Junior Female in Silver Fleet at the Topper Nationals in Wales. She intends to transition fully to Radials and do more club racing.

Mathew Laycock:
Matthew has been competing less in this, his GCSE year, attending mainly training and club events and recovering from a knee injury, resulting in 11 GCSE Grade A and above which keeps him on course for Medical School. He has now transitioned from 4.7s to Radials.

Both Joan and Matthew have coached adults all season and they intend to take their Dinghy Instructor course before next season starts. Joan is also keen to perform more Safety Boat duties at the club.

Matthew won the Autumn morning series at the club and Joan was 2nd, both beating the adults and so proving that Juniors can club race!

Fathers Day Balls Up Race….

Father’s Day saw the now regular ‘race’ on the water between our junior sailors and their Dads with nearly 40 boats taking to the course.

Rather than the previous year’s water fight and carnage, not to mention potential risk to vessels, we decided to create a proper race to foster some competition and enable the kids to demonstrate their sailing prowess. After much planning and the purchasing of coloured balls we had formulated a plan.

Following a welcome windy SYT session and a quick refreshment break whilst the Dads rigged boats the midday race was replaced with the annual kids Vs Dads race.

A simple figure of eight circuit was intended with the kids taking a yellow ball from one safety boat and depositing it in the opposing safety boat, and the Dads doing the same with a green ball.

All sounded very simple until we hit the water. What had the makings of a good race soon went to mayhem and mutiny on the water. No one could remember what colour balls they should be, the safety boats lost the plot with no comms between them, there was random ball switching, dads and kids changing their allegiance during the race, balls floating on the lake, some boats dropping off a cache of balls from who knows where…..

We had Dads folded up into Oppies, one illustrious Dad bailing his oppie as it took in more water, but maintaining a fighting ‘can do’ attitude, one Vision with three hefty Dads (only 1 sailor amongst them) dragging a Danish sea anchor across the lake, Dads ON toppers and Mel supremely sailing a boat full of kids around the course, missing the multitude of collision potentials and flotsam and jetsam on the lake.

There were 

boats loaded with kids, 6 in one Vision at one point, shrieking and capsizing, boat swapping and a general sense of madness and a flotilla of smiling yet soggy faces. The kids demonstrated their confidence on the water standing on boats and swinging about with water pistols, showing the Sunday training has developed a sense of balance and great water confidence they should be proud of.

Following the race and tidying up, the kids (of course) were announced as undisputed winners and everyone rewarded with scrumptious c

ream teas from Jackie washed down with tea.

It was rewarding to see so many happy faces on the water, game for laugh whether seasoned sailors or ‘have a go’ Dads.

 You were all fantastic sports and we hope you enjoyed father’s day with the kids on the water.

Eric Twiname Report

Eric Twiname 2017

The weekend of the 14-15th of October, two feva teams (eight boats) represented Spinnaker in the Eric Twiname Team Racing event in Oxford.

We were all a little nervous turning up on the Saturday morning as there were a lot of teams and they all seemed to have done team racing events before, but we rigged and launched our boats with our Port team the first to sail in the 3rd race of the day. Admittedly, we were all a bit confused about timings, but after our first few races we began to feel a little more confident with the course.

In each race there were four boats (two in each team), they lasted about 10 minutes each and was made up of four marks in an “S” shape course. We had four wins out of 11-12 races on the first day which we were quite pleased about as some teams were very aggressive. This meant that the next day Spinnaker Starboard were put into the Silver A fleet and Spinnaker Port ended up in the Silver B. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to race each other once throughout the 2 days.

Neither team managed to qualify for the semi-finals of their fleet, but we managed to beat Winchester College in a close match on the 2nd day after they had beaten us on the 1st. Overall the event was a great success and everybody really enjoyed it!! We definitely hope to compete next year…


By Bryony Synnott

Adele & Daniel clinch 420 selection!

 

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!

Adele

420 WPNSA Autumn 2017 Results

Amelie’s Story & Eric Twiname Update


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.


General Youth News

Class News

Solo Open Report

Solo Open

12 sailors, including 3 visitors, pitched up at Spinnaker Sailing Club on Sat-23-Jun for the Solo open meeting. Undoubtedly the high pressure forecast suppressed attendance with many understandably electing to mow the lawn and watch the football rather than admire their reflections in the mirror like crystal clear waters of Spinnaker.

After a short briefing, PRO Ed Morris wisely elected to hold us ashore for tea, toast and fanciful sea breeze discussion. Race 1 commenced in a relatively stable 5kt NW gradient with visitor Malcolm Richardson swiftly tacking onto a left shift making the windward mark in the top 4 together with Jamie Holmes and the Campbell father son duo. A hotly fought first run saw some penalty spins shaking the leaderboard up. Ian Campbell harassed Jamie through the remainder of the race with Jamie nervously holding the lead to finish in fading breeze. The PRO ushered the fleet ashore for an early lunch – hoping to buy time for the sea breeze to develop whilst competitors tackled the large pile of baguettes and swapped tales of light wind tactics. After an hour, during which time the club windex showed all compass points, Ed pushed everyone back on the water for race 2 – local light wind speedy specialist Tim Wade taking Jamie to a desperate photo finish closely followed by Nick Robinson. At this stage – indications of the sea breeze filling in from the south led Ed in his committee boat to take the fleet on a follow my leader tour around the lake to ensure we were well placed in the event of it filling in. Sadly the breeze didn’t stabilise sufficiently in time and Ed took the prudent decision to send the fleet ashore for the next culinary feast – courtesy of resident chef Jackie. Totting up the final scores put club members Jamie Holmes, Tim Wade and Ian Campbell in the top three positions.

Spinnaker Sailing Club has one of the most active inland Solo fleets on the South coast and a recent resurgence means we’re fortunate to have have at least 10 boats on the start line for the hotly competed weekday evening and weekend day series. We always welcome visitors and please contact Class Captain Tim Wade (solo@spinnakerclub.co.uk) if you wish to join us. We look forward to welcoming you all (and some wind) to the 2019 open!

Results

Laser Open Sat 26th May

 

Spinnaker was proud to host the Laser Open on Saturday 26th May.

We look forward to welcoming you again next year!

Amelie’s Story & Eric Twiname Update


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.

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Optimist for sale

Optimist For Sale – Pzazz

GRP Optimist with alloy spars and wooden rudder/centreboard.

Two sails and new buoyancy bags.

Launching trolley and cover.

100% ready to use.

£450

Currently at Spinnaker

 

Contact Shelley

shelley@moores.pro

 

Amelie’s Story & Eric Twiname Update


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.

Amelie’s Story & Eric Twiname Update


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.

Eric Twiname Report

Eric Twiname 2017

The weekend of the 14-15th of October, two feva teams (eight boats) represented Spinnaker in the Eric Twiname Team Racing event in Oxford.

We were all a little nervous turning up on the Saturday morning as there were a lot of teams and they all seemed to have done team racing events before, but we rigged and launched our boats with our Port team the first to sail in the 3rd race of the day. Admittedly, we were all a bit confused about timings, but after our first few races we began to feel a little more confident with the course.

In each race there were four boats (two in each team), they lasted about 10 minutes each and was made up of four marks in an “S” shape course. We had four wins out of 11-12 races on the first day which we were quite pleased about as some teams were very aggressive. This meant that the next day Spinnaker Starboard were put into the Silver A fleet and Spinnaker Port ended up in the Silver B. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to race each other once throughout the 2 days.

Neither team managed to qualify for the semi-finals of their fleet, but we managed to beat Winchester College in a close match on the 2nd day after they had beaten us on the 1st. Overall the event was a great success and everybody really enjoyed it!! We definitely hope to compete next year…


By Bryony Synnott