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'
Jervis Bay gave us a breezy start to the 9-race
Travellers Trophy series. Russell Fitzgibbons (807)
finished on top overall at the JBSC Regatta but it
is Merve Lotze (878) who will take the lead into the
next leg of the Travellers Trophy at the ACT Dinghy
Championships on November 15-16. You can see
some great photos taken at Jervis bay at:
ts/72157648430734695/ Thanks to Susan Hextell
If you want to find out more about the Travellers
Trophy Series for 2014-15 Click here for some
Remember that Spiral Association membership
renewals for this season are now due. Download
your form and join up today!!
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.
If you have any difficulties with
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Spirals in action at the 2011 Nationals on Jervis Bay