The Eric Twiname Memorial Trust

Following a recent approach, the Sailing Club Council have proudly agreed that in future years, one of the pennant races sailed each season will be used as an opportunity to raise funds on behalf of the Eric Twiname Memorial Trust. Many members may recall Eric, son of founder member Alec Twiname, was once a member of the sailing club and is arguably our most famous member in sailing circles. As a highly successful sailor, Eric went on to write classic texts such as ‘Start to Win’ and ‘The Rules Book’ which is now in its 9th version. The trust was created in 1980 following Eric’s tragic death with the goal to continue his legacy to the sailing community.

Start to Win has just been updated and republished (with a foreword by Ben Ainslie, CBE) and can be purchase on-line directly from the publishers, Adlard Coles or other on-line retailers, such as Amazon.

Further information regarding the trust and about Eric himself can be found by visiting the trust website at or by viewing our web page.