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
5.5m2 small sail option.
Find out more about the Spiral 3.8.....
The Spiral 'Clan'
Our race program for the 2012-13 season
concluded on 17th March at the NSW Titles at
Mannering Park. Congratulations to our new
State Champion, Glenn Hammond and to top
visiting sailor James Burman who sailed
consistently across a wide range of conditions to
finish at the front of a competitive 44-boat fleet.
The Travellers Trophy series was also
completed, with Jonathan Talbot and Clive Evans
taking home the major prizes.
Results are now available on the "Results
and Champions" page.
To see some great photos of Spiral sailng taken
by Tim Stuparich go to
"The Never Ending Spiral", book is still
available. Contact David Loring:
firstname.lastname@example.org ph 02 9636 4370
click here to see a review of The Never Ending
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
this site please contact our web
In the spiral fleet, teenage sailors and women and men of all ages enjoy close racing.
This provides a great context for younger sailors to develop their understanding of the
sport, and it is attractive for families who often have multiple boats for husbands, wives
and children (and grand children!).
The Spiral is administered by an active class association which promotes high-quality
competition blended with a great sense of community among the Spiral clan.
Join the Spiral Association....
Spirals in action at the 2011 Nationals on Jervis Bay