The dates and venues for the IOCA 2020 national events are published on the calendar. IOCA Events 2020

The Spring Championships on line registration will open on Monday 13 January 2020 at 11.00am. Springs 2020 on line registration

Attached is a document that outlines what we know, what we are working on, some of the challenges we are facing and the direction being taken. This is NOT a finished document; this is a work in progress. 2020 and Beyond

Open Training with Steve Irish now available for sailors from all regions. The dates are 16-17 Feb at Draycote. This will be designed to cover all aspects of successful Optimist sailing building all the required skills during the winter period. A mixture of on shore and on water sessions, with detailed debriefs. Please note although…

We now have the first few dates for the Midlands Regatta Fleet training for 2020. The IOCA Midlands Regatta Fleet Programme 2020 aims to give our young sailors in the Midlands region an opportunity to have fun sailing together and to support and develop them to compete in the regatta fleet at regional race events…

The IOCA UK office has reopened today 6 January.

The on line registration for the British Nationals is open. Register HERE  

The IOCA office will be closed from Thursday 13 December 2019 at 3.00pm and will reopen on Monday 6 Jan 2020 at 7.30am.

To find out more about the NW Winter Training clickHERE

Registration is now open for Event Support at the Lake Garda Optimist Regatta 2020. Register for Garda Event Support HERE A document outlining the support provision can be found below. The cost per sailor for this event is estimated as £60 per sailor per day. Please enter online where you will be requested to pay…

Registration is now open for Event Support at the Magic Marine Easter Regatta 2020. Register for Brass Event support HERE A document outlining the support provision can be found below. The cost per sailor for this event is estimated as £63 per sailor per day. Please enter online where you will be requested to pay…

Membership of IOCA UK for 2020 is now available. Membership is annual fro January to December. The 2020 membership is available now and will end 31 Dec 2020. When completing the membership select the FAMILY membership option and add the number of sailors in your family. Additional sailors can be added to a family membership…

PALAMOS OPTIMST REGATTA 2020

The following sailors were invited to form the IOCA Team for the XXXIII Trofeo Rizotti based on the results of the Spring Championships. Henry Heathcote Megan Farrer Kuba Staite Santiago Sesto Cosby All have accepted their places. We wish them every success at the event. May we thank those of you who were not successful…

The Annual General Meeting of IOCA (UK) will take place as part of the End of Season Championships being held at The Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy on Saturday 6th October 2018 at 6.00pm. The agenda for the meeting and supporting documents are attached to this notification. AGM Notification Sept 2018 Accounts 18-03-31  …

IOCA (UK) are offering you the opportunity to take part in an exciting training programme this summer. The theme of this training will be race techniques and participation in major events and will take place over two weekends. The first weekend will be participation at the Welsh Optimist Championship at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club on…

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/205098/GBR-Optimist-Team-Selection-Trials-at-the-WPNSA

Want to be a sail Measurer? There is a Sail Measurer’s Course at Mumbles YC on 19 May. Measurer’s Course

IOCA has been provided with a unique and amazing opportunity to take part in an academy of team racing at the Volvo Ocean Race Cardiff Stopover on the 9th June (9am to 6.30pm). We are looking to select 8 teams of 4 sailors with each team having two boys and two girls and the teams…

Attached details of the proposed winter squads format for 2018/19. We have worked with the RYA on this and have, I believe, got to a good place in terms of balancing what is needed from the RYA alongside ensuring that we consider what is for the good of the Class. The new structure is detailed…

If you enjoy teaching the rule of racing as much as you do enforcing them, if you are committed to developing the confidence and sense of fair play in junior sailors, and if you want to build you experience within a large, internationally recognised fleet then please send a CV with a brief note explaining…

Work has been undertaken by the Committee to create a new 5 year plan that sets out the strategic direction of the Class over the next 5 years. This is key to ensure the future of the Class and to meet the changing environment that we are working in. The Committee plan to meet at…

IOCA (UK) plans to roll out an extended program of training for optimist sailors in the UK, and is looking to recruit an additional part-time employee, to work with the Class Training Officer to develop and execute the new training program. IOCA (UK) Development & Training Co-ordinator – Role Description Any interested parties should email…

The latest edition of the IODA Class Rules is now available on line. The new rules apply with immediate effect. There have been some minor changes/clarifications: 1. Mainsheet blocks may have a maximum of 2 sheaves 2. A compass may now also include a timing device, but this may be overridden by the Organising Authority…

Interested in becoming an Optimist Measurer? The RYA has announced some dates when they are running World Sailing Sail Measurement Courses which you need to become an IOCA Measurer. These courses are good for both new measurers and existing Measurers who are renewing their qualification. Course length is one day. See dates below: Carsington Sailing…

The Yachts and Yachting Awards 2017 are open for voting and will remain open until Monday 11 December. It is a close run thing in each of the categories so please do vote. Optimist sailors and the Optimist class are nominated in three award categories. Achievement of the year award – Optimists Round IOW Event…

If so, you are invited to sail the qualifier events for the 2018 Laser 4.7 Europeans and World Championship! Our fleet will give many 12-17 year old sailors the opportunity to sail in one or both of these amazing Championships in 2018. In 2017 we had 27 GBR sailors competed in the European Championship and…

Development Squad Head Coach Following on from 4 years at the Helm of the Development Squad, Duncan West has moved on to become the High-Performance Manager for the South. We now have an opportunity for an RYA qualified Racing Coach/ RYA Dinghy Instructor who has experience of running IOCA/ RYA Squads to take over the…

   

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