The Spiral Class
Association of Australia
About the Spiral 3.8 sailing dinghy
The Spiral 3.8 is a light-weight, easy-to-rig single
handed dinghy that was designed in New Zealand
by Alan Warwick.
Durable fibreglass construction and the simplicity
of a 'one-design' approach to rigging and
equipment ensures great off-the-beach fun at all
levels; from entry-level training (for kids and adults)
through to advanced competition up to State and
National Championship levels.
The standard sail area is 6.5 m2 which makes
the Spiral exciting to sail in a broad range of
conditions. Sailors using the standard rig can be
competitive across a body-weight range of 55kg to
85kg and the strength demands are moderate.
For younger children and training fleets, there is a
5.6m2 small sail option.
Find out more about the Spiral 3.8.....
The Spiral 'Clan'
Congratulations to Chris Eddes who regained the
open NSW Spiral Championship title at South
Lake Macquarie ASC on the 14th-15th of March.
Racing was blown away by unpredictable storm
cells on the Sunday but Chris's consistency on
Day one had given him the lead he needed to take
the title. Carolyn Talbot won the Ladies division.
Full results will be posted soon.
The Spiral National Championships at Illawarra
Yacht Club provided three days of outstanding
sailing conditions and challenging competition.
Visiting sailor, Rob Douglass (842) finished first in
the series, winning the Alan Warwick Trophy while
Jonathan Talbot (904) claimed the title of Spiral
Class National Champion ahead of Sean Edmiston
(871) and Chris Eddes (867).
Click here for Spiral Class Nationals Results
Click here for the Alan Warwick Trophy Results
If you want to find out more about the Travellers
Trophy Series for 2014-15 Click here for some
for Spiral photos from Tim Stuparich go to
Welcome to the home page of
the Spiral Association of Australia
This site aims to let you know about Spiral dinghies, the
people that sail them, Spiral sailing venues and events, as
well as all the how-when-and-where information that will
help you enjoy these great boats.
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