Applications for Zone Squad are now open. For further information please see the attached documents which outline the process, selection policy and indicator event dates and venues. RYA Optimist ZS Selection Notice 2018 2019 Which RYA Zone are you in Zone Squad Application Process If you require any further information please contact development@optimist.org.uk

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…

Meeting 20th and 21st May. Report by Brian Staite This was the 3rd Optimist Open meeting in the 2017 IOCA (UK) Southern Traveller Series sponsored by Rooster®. With the tide ebbing directly out of Chichester Harbour straight into the Southerly wind, the 55 Optimist sailors could see the choppy water on the race course from…

As sailors arrived at RVYC for the annual Rooster Optimist Southern Traveller Series event, the first question on everyone’s lips was “is there going to be any sailing as there is no wind?” With Ian Bullock, a well known National Race Officer at the helm, we were confident that he would do all in his power to get the kids…

The HISC Open is Main Fleet only.   There will not be a Regatta Fleet this year (this is a correction on what was previously advertised for the Traveller Series).  The Notice of Series for the Traveller Series has been updated to reflect the change. Entry to the Main Fleet will be restricted to sailors who…

Here you will find news from your local Optimist flotilla. If you are new to sailing, check out Start Sailing on our site. On this page you will also see News and Events in your Area. You will also find an overview of Training and Racing. If you are the Flotilla Leader for this club,…

IOCA South winter training has expanded to a second location – at Bosham Sailing Club. The course takes place over five full days over the winter period from November through to March.  The aim is develop and improve the sailors boat skills, experience and confidence such that they can rapidly progress through the IOCA Regatta,…

70 sailors met up at Spinnaker Sailing Club for the final event in the 2016 Rooster® Southern Traveller Series.  With over 50 sailors entered, this was the largest entry Spinnaker had ever had for a Regatta Fleet. A mid-strength breeze enabled the Club to put on 4 good races for each fleet, with a break…

   

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