Welcome to the South West Region Flotillas Section

Welcome to the South-West Region pages. Here you will find news and information on all events going on in the South-West for sailors of all abilities, with a focus on helping the sailors learn in a safe and fun environment and make loads of friends along the way. There are competitive events as well and we encourage sailors to compete at their applicable level (we often have beginners and main fleet categories). The goal of the regional sailing is to help the sailors develop a love of sailing, good skills and technique, and friendships so that they are prepared for higher level training, racing and squads if that is the route that they choose. Additionally we have training and racing for squad & higher level sailors.

Throughout the year there will be various activities and events; keep an eye on this section of the website for more details and sign up to the South-West Region Newsletter for all of the latest information.

The South-West region covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire. So we have some beautiful scenery and exceptional dinghy sailing venues.

If you are looking to join a flotilla or start a new flotilla or would like any other information on Optimist sailing in the South-West, please contact Elspie Munro-Price – The South-West area rep.

Sign up to the South-West region newsletters here

South West Flotillas

Bowmoor SC


Bristol Corinthian SC

bristol corinthian

Castle Cove SC

Castle Cove

Durleigh SC


Fowey Gallants SC


Frampton on Severn SC

frampton on severn

Restronguet SC


Starcross YC


Optimist News

The 2021 IOCA membership is now available to take out online. Although the office is…

If you follow the IOCA UK Facebook page you will have seen our ‘Club of…

IOCA UK will host a lockdown talk with Simone Ricci on Saturday 6 Feb from…

The IOCA office closed on 7 January 2021 and will remain closed until further notice….

The IOCA UK Annual General meeting is being held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 17 November…

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


South West News

Open Training with Steve Irish now available for sailors from all regions. The dates are…

IOCA SW Championships entries are now open – click here for details Late fee applies…

Chew Valley SC 25th & 26th February 2017 Coaches – Phil Sparks and James Grant…

Starcross YC – 7th & 8th January 2017 Coaches – Phil Sparks and Clem Thompson…

Instead of our parents taking their children all over the country to find top class…