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    Sunday March 22nd Topper Open

    The season opener for the ITCA Topper Southern Area Traveller Series will be held at Spinnaker on Sunday 22 March. The Topper is a very popular junior class, and with the event following a training day on the Saturday, there should be a good turn out. As it is an open event we are hoping for a lot of visitors. The briefing is scheduled for 10:00 and the first of four races not before 10:30.

    Published 19:39 on 18 Feb 2020

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    Sunday March 15th Solo Open

    The Solo Open is coming up on Sunday 15 March. The Solo is one of the most popular classes at the lake and so there should be a good turnout, As it is an open event we are hoping for some visitors including perhaps some previous Spinnaker sailors The briefing is scheduled for 10:30 and the first of four races for 11:00. The Race Officer is Simon Walworth so we should have great

    Published 13:21 on 13 Feb 2020

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    Frostbite series underway in glorious sun

    On a 12 degree day, in a pleasant F3/4 the early year sailors were out. At times the racetrack was bathed in sun. Hywel Morris set a windward/ leeward course with a few wide marks to get the boats planing on reaches. And plane they did. It was great to see the beautiful site of a Mirror in between the white sails of the solos and the lasers. Next race of this 8 race series

    Published 18:22 on 2 Feb 2020

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    160 races at Wessex Winter Warmer

    The weekend brought the Wessex Winter Warmer 2020 to Spinnaker. 18 of the best alumni and university team racing teams from around the country travelled down to race in one of the most competitive events on the team racing calendar. Saturday morning provided a light fluctuating south westerly and luckily no rain! Teams arrived bright and early ready for a full day of racing and after a quick briefing, racing was underway before 10

    Published 17:23 on 29 Jan 2020

  • Spinnaker Youth Training (SYT)

    It may be mid winter now but don't forget that SYT starts again on Sunday May 3rd. This training is open to any member of the club under the age of 17 and is intended for all junior sailors from complete novices to keen racers. SYT is mainly focused on Optimists , Toppers and Laser 4.7s. There are some club boats available to hire. We intend to do some two handed

    Published 11:08 on 13 Jan 2020

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    2020 NEW YEAR'S DAY RACE

    Despite a rather grey day and not a lot of wind 10 boats entered the race. This included 2 visitors. In view of the light winds the Race Officer set a simple triangular course. During the race there were frequent changes in the leadership, but eventually the race was won by our new Rear Commodore Sailing Tom Clay in his Firefly with Amanda Jukes in her new Lightning second and Paul Harris in his

    Published 19:44 on 2 Jan 2020

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    Spinnaker Firefly Open 3rd November 2019

    Spinnaker Firefly Open Sun 3 November 2019 The second day of the Spinnaker Firefly Weekend for the Firefly Open Meeting dawned as a total contrast to the first. Whilst the Twisted Tube Random pairs had been cancelled due to winds of Force 6 gusting 9, sailors arrived on Sunday to no wind but welcome sun. Fortunately by 11.00 am the breeze had come in and Peter May, PRO, set the fleet

    Published 16:44 on 20 Dec 2019

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    WPNSA, Optimist Nationals 2019

    I just competed in my first ever regatta the Optimist Nationals at WPNSA. It was a real adventure. On Saturday 27 July 2019, we dropped off my Optimist at WPNSA. It was amazing to see the facilities and to see the beautiful vessels all around the bay, including The Black Pearl which was moored in the harbour. Unfortunately, we just missed the opening ceremony, but we quickly found the group from Spinnaker, unloaded

    Published 10:44 on 12 Aug 2019

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