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NEWS ALERT: Entry for the 2014 End of Seasons is now OPEN. Please remember to enter BEFORE paying.
Team Racing is a great sport that encourages boat handling, rule understanding and team work and is such a great addition to any fleet racing skills.
The junior fleet will use Feva’s and the youth fleet Firefly’s for teams of three boats. (All boats are supplied)
The event welcomes teams from the junior and youth class associations, zones, clubs, schools and individual teams to race in the two separate events, both hosted by Oxford Sailing Club.
This event has previously been well attended by Optimist and ex-Optimist sailors, so why not put a team together.
Further Details and Entry
If you are hoping to join an RYA Zone Squad this Autumn, please don't forget to enter the appropriate RYA Zone Championships and apply for a squad.
Entry is open until 21st September. The Notice of Race (NOR) will be available under documents tab of each zone.
All of the Championships will have a Regatta Fleet, as well as a Main Fleet.
You don't need to be applying to the Zone Squads to enter, and it would be great to see as many Optimists as possible enter the Championships
South: Enter RYA South Zone Championship
South West: Enter RYA South West Zone Championship
South East: Enter RYA South East Zone Championship
East: Enter RYA East Zone Championship
West: Enter RYA West Zone Championship
North: Enter RYA North Zone Championship
Wales: Enter Welsh Zone Championships
Scotland: Enter RYA Scotland Youth & Junior Championships
Please see the RYA website for further information.
All enquiries about these events should be sent to the appropriate High Performance Manager (contact details are on each event page).
IOCA (UK) are delighted to have received an invite for the Junior Gold Cup from the Royal Bermuda YC in late October. The organisers have recognised that the event is close to the Worlds Team preparations and therefore have invited the next eligible sailor of either gender ranked after the Worlds Team selection following our Selectors in May. An invite will therefore go to that sailor from the Chair of Selectors shortly provided that they intend to sail through to the end of 2014.
Michael Black, IOCA (UK) Training (Teams)
Calling all Optimist sailors! Bart's Bash takes place on September 21st 2014.
It's the first global event organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, set up by Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and Leah Simpson, in memory of the Olympian, Andrew Simpson, who sadly died last year in a tragic accident.
The aim is to get into the Guinness Book of Records and to raise funds for the foundation.
Many of you will have seen the foundation's sailing school in Weymouth, which is already packed with young people learning to sail. There are many more exciting initiatives in the planning phase, all aimed at encouraging and supporting more young people to take up the sport, but these plans won't come to fruition without funding.
To get into the record books they need as many sailors on the water as possible on the day of the Bash. To raise funds they need those sailors to ask people to sponsor them - even the smallest amount of money raised will help.
Over 600 sailing clubs around the world and 4,000 sailors have already signed up. Some of these are Optimist sailors (including some GB sailors competing that weekend in the Belgian and Polish Nationals).
Let's make the Oppie support to this event the envy of the other classes! Sign up now for Barts Bash - The Largest Sailing Race in the World!
New for the End of Seasons - The Transition Fleet.
The aim of this fleet is to provide competitive racing for sailors who no longer need the close supervision of regatta fleet without requiring the full leap to the main fleet.
Click here for details.
Any questions, please contact Gillian Schonrock, email@example.com
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