Welcome to the Eastern Region Flotillas Section

Welcome to the home of Optimist dinghy sailing in the East.


The Eastern Optimist scene is one of the most welcoming, supportive and vibrant in the UK with an ever increasing number of ‘Team East’ sailors.. and parents!

Previous sailing experience is not a requirement – help, support and advice is available every step of the way and Team East is supported by a committee of friendly and dedicated volunteers. Sailors and parents alike form strong supportive bonds, creating an environment that fosters lifelong skills and friendships for our sailors.

Our historic clubs provide access to river, sea and broad sailing meaning that we are able to provide a broad – no pun intended! – range of training and sailing experience.  Basic sail training is arranged by most clubs at club level which, together with an increasing number of regional training events, provides the best preparation for the fabulous and fun racing circuit.

IOCA East runs high quality winter and summer training programs with great coaches at a number of different venues.  There is also the Eastern Traveller Series which is a series of racing events at different clubs for both experienced and novice racers with some great prizes to be won.

Our fully-fledged sailors go on to battle it out in the Main and Regatta fleets at our events and races nationwide. We regularly send and support more than 20 sailors to national events and Team East is a force to be reckoned with!

Contact: Lynne Beale

Eastern: east@optimist.org.uk

Eastern Flotillas

Aldeburgh YC


Blackwater SC


Burnham on Crouch SC


Cam SC


Corinthian Otters


Dabchicks SC


Norfolk Broads YC


Royal Burnham YC


Royal Harwich Yacht Club



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Eastern News

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