Applications for Zone Squad are now open. For further information please see the attached documents which outline the process, selection policy and indicator event dates and venues. RYA Optimist ZS Selection Notice 2018 2019 Which RYA Zone are you in Zone Squad Application Process If you require any further information please contact

The Thames Valley area covers the region from Oxford and Swindon in the west to the Thames Estuary in the east. Sailing clubs in this area include, Burghfield, Datchet, Dorchester, Frensham Pond, Littleton, Maidenhead, Oxford, Queen Mary, Queensmead, Reading, Upper Thames and Welsh Harp.

The dates for the 2017 Rooster® Optimist Southern Traveller Series have now been published.  The Series kicks off with the Burghfield Winter Open on 25th February, which is now open for entry.

Here you will find news from your local Optimist flotilla. If you are new to sailing, check out Start Sailing on our site. On this page you will also see News and Events in your Area. You will also find an overview of Training and Racing. If you are the Flotilla Leader for this club,…


170 Optimists came to Hayling Island Sailing Club over the 10-11 Sept for the second of the 3 major ranking events for 2016. This was the first time HISC, with its growing Optimist fleet, had hosted an IOCA major event in recent years. The forecast suggested that the extremes of the weather window were due…

Six beginners completed 10 sessions at Datchet from April to July

Folks, We are going to do a session next Sunday am (on water at 10am) – 1 hours training followed by some short informal races – with “improvers” getting a head start on the “experienced” group. Finish by 1pm. Bart’s Bash is on so donations accepted. All the best Mark

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