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NEWS ALERT: Entry for the 2014 End of Seasons is now OPEN. Please remember to enter BEFORE paying.

RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing - Entry Open
(17 September 2014 13:08)

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

2014 RYA Zone & Home Country Championships, 27 - 28 Sep 2014
(16 September 2014 11:46)

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.

Apply Here

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).

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Invitation
(15 September 2014 15:38)

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)

IOCA (UK) supports Barts Bash  (4 September 2014 12:18)

Barts Bash 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!

Introducing the Transition Fleet
(2 September 2014 21:27)

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,

Entry for the 2014 Volvo Gill End of Season Championships is now OPEN.

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