After years of selfless service the Optimist class owes a great deal of thanks to Steph Banham for all her work as IOCA (UK) Chair of Selectors. She has decided now is the time to lay down her spreadsheets.

We are opening the process to appoint a new Chair of Selectors. This is a rewarding role, supporting sailors’ development and being the independent voice of reason across all selection issues. Steph is keen to work with the incoming volunteer Chair to ensure a smooth handover.

Call for Expressions of Interest
This is a great role for an ex-Optimist parent. To ensure their impartiality applicants must have no close relationship to current Optimist sailors. Ideally they will have had experience of the class and how it works at all levels. The Selector works with IOCA and the RYA in the selection process for class Teams and class training. It is a great way to stay involved with the Class and put something back into Optimist sailing in the UK.

If you are interested or can think of anyone suitable please get in touch. Contact for a full description of the role. Deadline for applications 17/03/2017.


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