2022 Club Events are now available to book online through the Members area

Club Activities

We organise a series of club events throughout the year. These are not formal training occasions, but we try to make them as constructive as the crew wish. The skippers may not be RYA qualified, but they are all very experienced cruising skippers, with a long club history, and they enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with others.

Our yacht Eagle, a 38’ Bavaria, is ideally based for the Solent being moored on a new easy access pontoon at Universal Marina on the Hamble River. For those who want to venture further afield, the West Country and the north French Coast and Channel Islands are only a day sail away.

2022 CLUB ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

This year, as in previous years, we have arranged a wide variety of Club Events to enable Members to improve their skills, learn new techniques of boat handling and seamanship or just go sailing.

Spread Eagle Sailing Club

FRIDAY 18 – SUNDAY 20 MARCH

Host Skipper’s

Thank you to all Skippers who have volunteered to host a Club Event this year. This weekend will enable you to brush up on your sailing skills and also understand what makes an Event successful for you and our Members. There will be plenty of opportunity to refresh your knowledge of boat handling and sailing techniques and share ideas about Club activities.

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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FRIDAY 25 – SUNDAY 27 MARCH

Host Skipper’s

Thank you to all Skippers who have volunteered to host a Club Event this year. This weekend will enable you to brush up on your sailing skills and also understand what makes an Event successful for you and our Members. There will be plenty of opportunity to refresh your knowledge of boat handling and sailing techniques and share ideas about Club activities.

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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FRIDAY 8 – SUNDAY 10 APRIL

Skipper’s Preparation Weekend

Focusing on our skippers refreshing their general boat handling skills, this will be a full weekend of berthing, sail hoisting, reefing and reminding!

The emphasis is on seamanship, practical navigation, close quarters manoeuvres under engine with at least one overnight stay away from Universal and a chance to regain your confidence, blow off the dust and rust!

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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FRIDAY 22 – SUNDAY 24 APRIL

Berthing Safely

It’s the bit you dread most – after a successful day’s sailing you’re faced with having to find a berth in an unfamiliar marina. Eagle is moored on a hammerhead berth at Universal Marina, but not all berths have such easy access. This weekend will give you plenty of opportunity to practise getting in and out of berths and picking up moorings and other exercises in confined spaces so that next time, you get it right first time.

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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FRIDAY 13 – Sunday 15 MAY

Novice to Competent Crew

This weekend is for novice sailors, or competent crew to sail with a new Skipper and just go sailing in the local Solent area, staying overnight at one of the well-known places such as Lymington, Yarmouth or Cowes – the agenda will be set around the RYA Competent Crew syllabus, but will be tailored to what you want to do.

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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SUNDAY 15 – WEDNESDAY 18 MAY

Midweek Just Go Sailing

With no pre-set agenda this Midweek sail could be intensive exercises or a leisurely Solent cruise.

The duty skipper will organise the agenda to suit all on board – it might just be a sail to one of the delightful destinations such as Lymington / Yarmouth or Cowes, or if everyone prefers, it could be a chance to practice coming alongside pontoons, picking up a person overboard and general sail handling.

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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TUESDAY 14 – THURSDAY 16 JUNE

Midweek Just Go Sailing

With no pre-set agenda this Midweek sail could be intensive exercises or a leisurely Solent cruise.

The duty skipper will organise the agenda to suit all on board – it might just be a sail to one of the delightful destinations such as Lymington / Yarmouth or Cowes, or if everyone prefers, it could be a chance to practice coming alongside pontoons, picking up a person overboard and general sail handling.

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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FRIDAY 24 – SUNDAY 26 JUNE

C – B Skipper’s Preparation

Skippering a yacht for the first time can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience. This Weekend is designed to teach you to “Take Charge” safely and confidently. A skipper does much more than navigate. They are responsible for the complete safety and wellbeing of the yacht and crew. These responsibilities include weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage. This is not a testing Weekend, but it will give you a good insight into what is required of a Skipper and you’ll have ample opportunities to practise all the skills required to take command.

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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FRIDAY 8 – SUNDAY 10 JULY

Jane’s Weekend

Skippered by Jane Mancini, this is an opportunity for the ladies to sail together. We fill the weekend with a little bit of everything; mooring practice, chart plotting, practicing techniques whilst cruising to Chichester or Poole or just exploring the Solent – followed with a G&T in the evening of course.

Please feel free to phone to discuss either Events Co-ordinator, Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com 

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FRIDAY 19 – SUNDAY 21 AUGUST

Just Go Sailing

With no pre-set agenda this weekend and could be intensive exercises or a leisurely Solent cruise.

The duty skipper will organise the agenda to suit all on board – it might just be a sail to one of the delightful destinations such as Lymington / Yarmouth or Cowes, or if everyone prefers, it could be a chance to practice coming alongside pontoons, picking up a person overboard and general sail handling.

Please feel free to phone to discuss either Events Co-ordinator, Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com 

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SUNDAY 21 – FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

Summer Cruise

If you haven’t been out of the Solent for a while, why not join this five-day cruise which may take you towards Weymouth or Dartmouth. There will be plenty of sailing so you will add many miles to your log-book and possibly with some night hours as well.

Please feel free to phone to discuss either Events Co-ordinator, Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com 

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FRIDAY 16 – SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Crossley Cup

This year the Crossley Cup Regatta, hosted by Spread Eagle Sailing Club, will again be run jointly with the Finn Trophy, which is hosted by the Stock Exchange Sailing Club. Boats representing banks and City Institutions sailing clubs, with other entries, will race on Saturday and Sunday. After a day’s competitive, but friendly, racing in the Solent, a formal dinner will be held at the Royal Ocean Racing Club [formerly Royal Corinthian YC], one of the most prestigious Cowes based sailing clubs.

Please feel free to phone to discuss either Events Co-ordinator, Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com 

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FRIDAY 28 – SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER

Skippers Masterclass

Are you ready to be challenged! This weekend is for qualified Skippers only and is for those who want to practise their skills in boat handling in confined places and other advanced sailing techniques that you wouldn’t normally do with your usual crew. It could be sail trimming, rudderless sailing, blind navigation, and anything else that you might want to try with the benefit of one of our most experienced Skippers to give you all the guidance that you might need.

Please contact Events Co-ordinator Ian Hyde to register your interest or if you have any questions 07974349331 or ian@mdsfg.com

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