By Jack Sailing, Jan 21 2016 02:55PM


Jack Sailing's sailing club database has achieved its goals & surpassed all expectations. To build on this success, and to get more new sailors into our clubs and onto the water, we are developing a new website application called sailquest.net.


sailquest.net is a very powerful resource tool, that simply links sailing club events to boat owners, but most importantly to inform crew that free spaces are available on boats.


sailquest.net - finds new members, finds new crew, and gets new sailors on the wat!


Sailing is a very important part of our lives. Sailing is a full body workout and it's great to be part of the sailing community. We love sailing and want more people to be able to get on the water and enjoy this fantastic pastime.

For more information follow this link Go Sailing

By Jack Sailing, Mar 31 2015 10:55AM

Sailing at Babbacombe is always interesting. Babbacombe Bay sits in the lee of prevailing south westerlies. Sometimes you’re sitting in glass and you’re looking at a wall of wind all around you. With your asymmetric spinnaker up you certainly have to have your wits about you.


Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club has taught many a great sailor. I'm sure the radical gusts have had something to do with that. Whilst learning to helm my Lark there, the club sent me off to Mount Batton Centre in Plymouth, to take a RYA Dinghy Instructors Course. On our first day of training I had to helm a Laser 2000 in 15knots of breeze. After sailing around the track the instructor said I did some really, really good stuff, and some really, really bad stuff! When I asked him later what the bad stuff was, he replied that holding the mainsheet between your teeth whilst sheeting in wasn’t in the RYA syllabus.

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