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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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….

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