Welcome to the Southern Region Flotillas Section

Welcome to the home of Optimist dinghy sailing in the Southern Region.  The Southern Optimist scene is one of the most welcoming and vibrant in the UK, covering from Chichester Harbour in the East, to Poole Harbour in the West, together with the Isle of Wight, and the Channel Islands.

IOCA South runs a Southern Traveller Series, with 10 regattas throughout the year, in 2 fleets.  In 2016 over 300 sailors took part.  There is no need to enter – just turn up for any of the events, and you are automatically included in the Series results.

During the winter, IOCA South runs the very popular winter training at Spinnaker Sailing Club, taking place over 6 Saturdays.  As a practical minimum children taking part must have their own boat and be able to comfortably sail a triangular course in a range of conditions and be willing to race on the water.  More advanced sailors, are taught the methods, skills and tactics necessary to take them to the next level when competing against their peers in open events and then challenge for a place in the Zone Squads the following Autumn.

In summer, IOCA South runs a Girls’ Oppie Camp at Parkstone YC towards the end of the summer holidays.  Combining great training, camping out at the bunkhouse, a trip to Splashdown, and team games, the camp is fantastic fun.  Check out the 2016 video.

IOCA South maintains its own website, with information on events and training throughout the region, including club training and youth weeks, as well as IOCA South run activities.  It also sends out regular newsletters with details of what’s happening.

If you are looking to join a flotilla or start a new flotilla or would like any other information on Optimist sailing in the South, please contact Gillian Schonrock– The South area rep.

Southern Flotillas

Bosham SC

bosham

Chichester YC

chichester

Emsworth SC

emsworth

Guernsey YC

guernsey

Gurnard SC

gurnard

Hamble River SC

hamble-river

Hayling Island SC

hayling-island

Royal Lymington Flotilla

lymington flotilla

Poole YC

poole

Parkstone YC

parkstone

Royal Southern YC

royal southern

Royal Victoria YC

royal-victoria

Spinnaker SC

spinnaker

St Catherines SC

st catherines

Warsash SC

warsash

Optimist News

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

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/205098/GBR-Optimist-Team-Selection-Trials-at-the-WPNSA

Want to be a sail Measurer? There is a Sail Measurer’s Course at Mumbles YC…

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Southern News

The 4th Optimist Open meeting in the 2017 IOCA (UK) Southern Traveller Series took place…

Meeting 20th and 21st May. Report by Brian Staite This was the 3rd Optimist Open…

As sailors arrived at RVYC for the annual Rooster Optimist Southern Traveller Series event, the first…

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On Thursday storm Doris brought destruction, travel chaos and stress for open meeting organisers across…

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