Please find below an information document in regards to the IOCA (UK) and RYA Winter Optimist Squads 2018-19. The document outlines the selection process, what to do if an invite is received and expectations of sailors and parents/carers at squad weekends. 2018-19 Winter Squad Information -15

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) Thames Valley Area will be running a series of training days between November 2018 and March 2019. There will also be a regatta in April for sailors who have attended winter training at IOCA Thames Valley and IOCA South areas. The training dates are 3rd November, 8th December, 18th January, 2nd February, 2nd March…

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…

Midland Junior Sailing Events 2018 (incl P&B Series)

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

The Lymington Open on line entry is now open. See the Event calendar for dates and weblink.

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…

IOCA(UK) Thames Valley Area will be running a series of training days between November 2017 and March 2018. The Dates are:- Saturday 4th November 2017 Saturday 25th November 2017 Saturday 16th December 2017 Saturday 13th January 2018 Saturday 3rd February 2018 Saturday 10th March 2018 Saturday 28th April 2018 (Regatta) Click here for more details…

Any sailors thinking of transitioning to a Laser 4.7? We have some key dates coming up in September and would love to see you there! Ladder 1 2nd/3rd September RYA NJS indicator Ladder 2 23rd/24th September RYA NJS indicator Ladder 3 14th/15th October HISC Europeans qyualifier Ladder 4 4th/5th November GWSC European qualifier Ladder 5…

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Bewl Optimist sailors break world record. Setting off at 4am on Wednesday 9th August Ollie Hill, Ella Lance and Joshua Davies attempted to break the 30-year-old record of 13 hours and 55 minutes for going around the Isle of Wight in Optimist dinghies. The previous record was set by Olympian Nick Rodgers in 1987 and…

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Entry is open for the Burghfield SC Summer Open meeting on 9th of September. This event is incorporating the: 2017 Burghfield Summer Optimist Open 2017 IOCA (UK) Thames Valley Championship 2017/18 Rooster Optimist Southern Traveller Series The event is also an indicator for the RYA Optimist South Zone Squad Click here for the event website and to enter

The 29er Class is holding a Newcomers Training weekend at Rutland SC on 22-23rd July. The training is open to all class newcomers or those considering joining the class and less experienced 29er sailors. The weekend is subsidised by the class and entry is just £90 per boat . You will need your own boat….

Are there any good Topper helms looking to transition to 420’s next season ? And do you need an experienced crew and maybe a boat ? Lizzie Cattermole has now done a full year in 420’s and achieved some good race results. She is in year 10 at school and has 3 more years in…

The 4th Optimist Open meeting in the 2017 IOCA (UK) Southern Traveller Series took place at Royal Lymington Yacht Club on 3 & 4 June 2017. Perfect Lymington sailing conditions greeted the 94 sailors across Main Fleet and Regatta Fleet on Saturday morning.  Local sailor Santi Sesto-Cosby won race 1, benefiting from knowledge of the…

Dotan, a Latvian company is marketing a lifting Optimist rudder using a misleading description of the product which suggests that it is permissible under Optimist Class rules. It is also stated on the company’s website that if the rudder is locked down with a fixing bolt then it complies with class rules – which is…

   

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