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  • Spinnaker Sailing Club Weekly News!

    I hope you have all enjoyed the sunshine of recent days, and fingers crossed it is going to stay this way for a while. With the May Half Term Holiday over we are moving back into our programme of regular weekly activities, and there is loads starting back up this week! Keep on reading for more information. Hire of Club Boats, Kayaks and Paddleboards With warm weather it has been

    Published 10:31 on 8 Jun 2021

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    Laser Open 2021

    26 crews assembled for Spinnaker's annual Laser Open. After allowing the breeze to arrive and settle, racing got underway at 1130 in light air. 11 ILCA 7/ full rig boats made the start with 15 ILCA6/4 boats as a combined fleet. With glorious sun and the first sea breeze of the week building, three races were run back to back. Conditions allowed the whole lake was used, with two beats per lap.

    Published 09:24 on 7 Jun 2021

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    Latest News

    It was great seeing so many of our members enjoying the lake over the bank holiday weekend! We've had a brilliant start to the half term holiday courses with plenty of sunshine and wind! The next few weeks continue to be action packed so here are a few reminders about what is planned and a few notices to help everyone get the most out of the club! Laser Open Our

    Published 19:14 on 1 Jun 2021

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    Bank Holiday Races

    On a glorious warm day the racers assembled for the Bank Holiday Pursuit Race (Faster & slower) and a 3 race short format mini-series. In the slower pursuit 8 crews competed with Lewis (Oppy) a worthy winner over Max (Topper) and Jasmine/ Charlotte (Feva). In the faster pursuit Keith used every minute of the race to overall the fleet just getting ahead of Caroline's Aero 5 and Gabby's Laser Radial in the closing

    Published 08:19 on 31 May 2021

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    Commodore's Newsletter May 2021

    COMMODORE'S MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER Despite the unseasonal weather there has been a lot going on at the club, and as the summer opens up there will be more and more activities happening. In this newsletter I will try to share some of them with you. Covid restrictions Just a quick reminder that Covid hasn't gone away and that restrictions haven't gone away either. Please comply with

    Published 11:18 on 26 May 2021

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    Completion of Sunday Spring series

    The torrid 'spring' conditions of Sunday 23 May drew to a close three Sunday series. In the popular Pursuit format race for which 35 boats entered at various times, after 5 races Thomas in the Laser wins, closely followed by Keith, Gabby and Andy all in Lasers too. So this series went the way of the Lasers who were out in force. In the slower pursuit race Max (Topper) wins, beating Christine (Topper),

    Published 08:55 on 26 May 2021

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    Solo (& friends) Training Day Report

    On Saturday the Solo sailors (and guests) held a training day - led by our own Solo sailor Paul Gray - to develop our racing skills. It's odd but in sailing the one thing we almost never do is practice! The day started in glorious sunshine but no wind. We started off working on how to take advantage of common racing situations with a Q&A discussion over an imaginary course around the lake. Once

    Published 10:59 on 19 May 2021

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    Covid-19 Step 3 Update

    As we are all aware the country has made great progress in suppressing the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of this the Government has confirmed that from Monday 17 th May Step 3 of the Covid-19 Spring Roadmap will take effect, with a major relaxation of current restrictions. Spinnaker Sailing Club has reviewed the amended guidance, and is ready to take another step forward in the reopening of Club facilities. The support of

    Published 10:14 on 14 May 2021

  • Boats for Sale

    As previously publicised on this website, and via Spinnaker Sailing Club Newsletters, the Club has been working over the last 18 months to sort the dinghy park, and ensure all craft are paid for. During this process a number of craft have been identified with no recorded owner, and no berthing fees paid. Following a series of steps to make our best efforts to trace the owners of these craft the club has been

    Published 19:56 on 6 May 2021

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    Spinnaker Random Pairs event

    Spring Bank Holiday brought 8 skilled Firefly crews onto the water for Spinnaker's Random Pairs events. Random pairs (using excellent spreadsheets from the UK Team Racing Association) involves starting each new race with a different randomly chosen team mate and sailing against different randomly chosen opposition. The winner is the crew with the fewest losses The crews were met by feisty conditions which were forecast to deteriorate. This is supposed to be Spring! Race

    Published 13:17 on 5 May 2021

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