A spinnaker is a
special type of sail, usually a large lightweight triangular sail, carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the
The proper use of a spinnaker adds speed and steadiness to a yacht when running before the wind,
and may also be used on a broad reach.
A spinnaker is always set on the opposite side to the mainsail.
The selection of the proper spinnaker (size or type) or the decision to use one,
or not to use one on a given run,
requires considerable thought.
Spinnaker Foundation seeks to have many of the same
attributes of a spinnaker on a yacht. The foundation attempts to add speed and
steadiness in uncertain
times or when running “before the wind”. In addition, the foundation believes that agility, planning and
critical to success.