Volunteers – at the heart of IOCA

“Sailing is a volunteer-based sport and Optimist sailing is no different. IOCA is really a group of parents that have come together to help plan and organise Optimist sailing in the UK. Although we have a paid administrator, the vast bulk of the work is done by volunteers – committee members, area reps, flotilla leaders, event co-ordinators and event volunteers. We want those volunteers to work together collaboratively and openly. IOCA should not be seen as a service but rather as members facilitating other members or parents.”

 

Chairman’s report AGM 2015

 

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IOCA Committee and Events Volunteers

Our committee are all volunteers.

At all our events, many parents volunteer to ensure the success of the event. Race officers, Jurors and some of the Race Committee are often non-parent volunteers.

In addition a number of parent volunteers considerable time organising class activities.

See description of  Volunteer Roles here

Co-opted and other IOCA Roles

  • Class administrator and Events Manager – John Perham – see footer
  • Child Welfare Coordinator – John Perham in first instance or Jackie Reid in RYA on 023 80604104
  • Safety Officer – Mark Lance
  • Trophies – Tiffany Cawthorne
  • Equipment officer -currently vacant
  • Newsletters – Andy Utting
  • Race Office and Results – currently vacant
  • Team and Squad Kit – Claire Mueller
  • Chair of Selectors – Ann Whitfield
  • Auditor – currently vacant
  • IOCA National Coach – Sarah McGovern
  • Class Juror – Ant Davey
  • Event Co-ordinator – Springs – TBC
  • Event Co-ordinator – Selections – TBC
  • Event Co-ordinator – Inlands – TBC
  • Event Co-ordinator – Nationals – TBC
  • Event Co-ordinator – LSC – TBC
  • Area Reps -see footer for email addresses

IOCA Announcements

Attached is a document that outlines what we know, what we are working on, some…

Open Training with Steve Irish now available for sailors from all regions. The dates are…

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…

Registration is now open for Event Support at the Lake Garda Optimist Regatta 2020. Register…

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