The Optimist: the most popular children's dinghy in the World

Welcome to IOCA UK, the class association for the Optimist dinghy which organises events and training throughout the UK.  Most of the world's best sailors started in the Optimist dinghy and went on through other classes all the way to the Olympics.

Whether you are interested in training, or racing at local or national events, or the chance to take part in european events, IOCA UK is here to help you get started and support you along the way.


Next Event: Late Summers at Brightlingsea Sailing Club 27-28 August

Click here to enter and find out more.

Check our Racing and Training calendars to find all of our upcoming national and regional events.

Class Sponsors

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