You can now download a calendar of Optimist racing events in the Midlands here: 2021 Midlands Oppi Calendar Entries are now open for the first event at Barnt Green on 19th June, don’t forget to enter online by clicking here. If you have any questions about Midlands Oppi sailing this year please get in touch…

The 2021 IOCA membership is now available to take out online. Although the office is closed we are still processing memberships. To sign up go to https://www.kbsuk.com/iocauk/ioca000.asp. When completing the membership form select the FAMILY membership option and add the number of sailors in your family. Make sure that the date of birth of the…

If you follow the IOCA UK Facebook page you will have seen our ‘Club of the Week’ feature. Perhaps even you or your sailor. If you would like your club to appear then send us some pictures and tell us about what you have all been up to at your home clubs over the 2020…

IOCA UK will host a lockdown talk with Simone Ricci on Saturday 6 Feb from 1900-1945hrs.

The IOCA office closed on 7 January 2021 and will remain closed until further notice. For all information contact admin@optimist.org.uk

The IOCA UK Annual General meeting is being held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 17 November 2020. To register to attend the meeting go to   https://salesforce.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5AkdO6trzgoH90-QDALLNdlxY4F-UoIBeV7

The IOCA UL Ltd AGM will be held on Tuesday 17 November 2020. IOCA AGM https://www.kbsuk.com/optimist/iocaevents/index.asp?EventID=157

IOCA membership for 2021 will be available from Wednesday 18 November 2020. Membership is annual and will expire on 31 December 2021. Join IOCA 2021  https://www.kbsuk.com/iocauk/ioca000.asp

We have agreed plans to run the Midlands Area Championships at South Staffs SC on Sat 5th September. RYA would like to consider this as one of the indicators for their selection of a Midlands Regional Training Group so it would be great to see as many of the squad sailors there as possible. We…

The IOCA UK office has re open this morning Monday 3 August.

IOCA will be running it’s inaugural eRegatta using VR Inshore next Saturday 16th May 2020 when it would have been Inlands – we do not need to worry about the wind this year!! Racing will start at 14:00. We will hold finals in the evening, there will be prizes! To sign up please click here…

Irish notice from selectors april 2020

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IOCA UK have been that informed the Magic Marine Regatta 2020 at Braassemermeer has been cancelled.

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Message #4 to Members – 2020 Europeans POSTPONED The 2020 Optimist European Championship is scheduled to take place June 22nd to 29th in Tallinn, Estonia. IODA has been monitoring the COVID -19 issue closely as it affects our upcoming IODA events in June and July. The Organizers of the 2020 Optimist European Championship, with the…

We have received the following notification from the RYA as below: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and recent government advice to minimise social contact and avoid non-essential travel, the RYA has taken the decision to cancel all activity, including events and training camps until 30th April. Please see British Youth Sailing Social Media for…

Joint Squad Update 16 March 20 SDG

IOCA are looking for a number of coaches for the National Championships and would welcome applications from qualified coaches and assistants. Regatta Fleet Head Coach Racing and Coaching Fleet Senior Coaches Racing Regatta Fleet Coaches Coached Regatta Fleet Coaches Assistant Coaches Please send a letter of application explaining which roles you wish to be considered…

The dates and venues for the IOCA 2020 national events are published on the calendar. IOCA Events 2020

The Spring Championships on line registration will open on Monday 13 January 2020 at 11.00am. Springs 2020 on line registration

Attached is a document that outlines what we know, what we are working on, some of the challenges we are facing and the direction being taken. This is NOT a finished document; this is a work in progress. 2020 and Beyond

Open Training with Steve Irish now available for sailors from all regions. The dates are 16-17 Feb at Draycote. This will be designed to cover all aspects of successful Optimist sailing building all the required skills during the winter period. A mixture of on shore and on water sessions, with detailed debriefs. Please note although…

We now have the first few dates for the Midlands Regatta Fleet training for 2020. The IOCA Midlands Regatta Fleet Programme 2020 aims to give our young sailors in the Midlands region an opportunity to have fun sailing together and to support and develop them to compete in the regatta fleet at regional race events…

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 reopen on Monday 6 Jan 2020 at 7.30am.

To find out more about the NW Winter Training clickHERE

Registration is now open for Event Support at the Lake Garda Optimist Regatta 2020. Register for Garda Event Support HERE A document outlining the support provision can be found below. The cost per sailor for this event is estimated as £60 per sailor per day. Please enter online where you will be requested to pay…

   

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