IOCA (UK) are offering you the opportunity to take part in an exciting training programme this summer. The theme of this training will be race techniques and participation in major events and will take place over two weekends. The first weekend will be participation at the Welsh Optimist Championship at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club on 16th/17th June where you will receive on and off the water support from two high level Optimist coaches. The second weekend will take place on 14th/15th July at Oxford Sailing Club and will be an opportunity for your coaches to analyse the videos from the Welsh Championship with you and to work on techniques tailored to you to help improve your sailing and ultimately for you to reach your personal goals in events.

Further details regarding the event will be sent by email. Please note that places will be limited on a first come first served basis and in order to participate you must have taken part in an optimist regatta/event in main fleet. There will be a sailor contribution for this event of £160 for the two weekends and once you have confirmed your place you will be sent payment details.

Please apply for your Junior Open Training Summer Squad place by Thursday 7th June 2018 by emailing If you are unable to do this or have any other questions please do contact Maryan Hook at the development email address.

We do hope that you will be able to take part in this fantastic opportunity to help develop your skills and provide you with valuable racing techniques for now and the future.


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