Racing at Spinnaker, programme and Sailing Instructions
Spinnaker Sailing Club runs a full dinghy race programme starting with the New Year's Day Race and finishing with two races on the day of the Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving in December. Details can be seen and downloaded from the website. Most races are only for club members but each adopted class also runs an Open event open to visitors.
- Sunday Racing, one day events and Wednesday racing are open to all boat types and all eligible club members.
- Open Events: Open to members and visitors alike. See the relevant Notice of Race for boat eligibility.
Our standard racing sailing instructions (SIs) for Sunday and Wednesday can be found on the link below.
For many years our format has been handicap style racing on a Sunday and Wednesday. On Summer Wednesdays the handicap race is followed by a very popular pursuit race. From 2020 on, the format is
- Sunday - two parallel pursuit races for a fast and slow fleet with fast starting from 1354, and slow at 1415, with both ending at 1500. Then a handicap face starting at 1515.
- Wednesday - handicap race at 1745 start, with a pursuit race (until August) ending at 2000 and starting with the Oppys at 1830.
For all of the pursuit race times for the Sunday fast and slow, and Wednesday see under the 'Wednesday racing and how a pursuit race works' tab.
For Winter and Frostbite there are two back to back handicap races.
The Club Calendar shows all of the race fixtures.
See what the wind is doing at Spinnaker: Click here!
There are lots of good sources of information on the racing rules of sailing. Try this link courtesy of the AERO sailors.
Last updated 11:31 on 18 January 2021