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…

On Thursday storm Doris brought destruction, travel chaos and stress for open meeting organisers across the country. Saturday brought 125 sailors to Burghfield, where, thankfully, the conditions were the best that most of the kids who’ve been sailing throughout the winter had experienced for months. PRO Ian Bullock running the main fleet demonstrated his knowledge…

IOCA South runs one of the largest junior winter coaching programs in the UK. We plan to expand our current training to 2 locations in 2017/18, providing training for 70-80 optimist sailors over 6 days between October and March. For winter 17/18, we are looking for an experienced Head Coach, to design and lead a…

The dates for the 2017 Rooster® Optimist Southern Traveller Series have now been published.  The Series kicks off with the Burghfield Winter Open on 25th February, which is now open for entry.

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