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'
The Notice of Race and Entry Form for the
Jervis Bay Regatta are now available on "Our
sailing program" page
The 9-race Travellers Trophy series kicks off on the
sparkling waters of Jervis Bay on the October long
weekend and promises a tour of great sailing
venues including Lake Burleigh Griffin, the top of
Lake Macquarie, Pittwater and the mighty
The Nationals will take you to Lake Illawarra and
the states returns to south Lake Macquarie.
Friendly competition on the water; Fantastic
Get out your calendar and the highlighter and book
in some Spiral time!
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
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.
For new members click here to download a membership application form
For existing members click here to download your membership renewal form
Spirals in action at the 2011 Nationals on Jervis Bay