RYA UK National Optimist Winter Squad 2019-20

Squads / Teams


Confirmed Sailors

  1. Angus BEALE
  2. Cameron BIGNOLD-KYLES
  3. Cameron BLAMEY
  4. Emma BREESE
  5. Felicity BRELLISFORD
  6. Patrick BROMILOW
  7. Alexander COGAN SIVARAJAN
  8. George  CREASY
  9. Ellie CREIGHTON
  10. Noah EVANS
  11. Arwen FFLUR
  12. Rory GIFFORD
  13. Joseph JONES
  14. Henry KEEGAN
  15. Thomas KELSALL
  16. Finian  MORRIS
  17. Freya  SEWELL
  18. Derin Can SOYER

Volunteer for a duty

Please sign up for a volunteer duty. If you need to make any changes please email development@optimist.org.uk

Winter Squad Information for Parents/Carers & Sailors

Please find the Squad Information Booklet for the 2019-20 winter season.

Winter Squad 2019-20 Selection Policy

Please find the Winter Squad Selection Policy for 2019 - 20 squads

Sailor Participation Contract

Sailor Declaration

Winter Squad Request for Absences

Please see document in regards to any requests for absence from Winter Training Sessions


Joint Squad Training CANCELLED

We have received the following notification from the RYA as below: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and recent government advice to minimise social contact and avoid non-essential travel, the RYA has taken the decision to cancel all activity, including events and training camps until 30th April. Please see British Youth Sailing Social Media for RYA Statement on the Youth Nationals, Youth Summer Team Selections and Easter Camp. This will affect all activity from Wednesday 18th March. This means that the Joint Squad this weekend in Pwllheli is cancelled. We apologise for this but given the current climate there is no other option.   (17/03/2020)

Joint Squads update

Update on the squad training 21 - 22 March 2020 at Pwllheli.  (16/03/2020)

Squad Coordinator

I am really pleased to advise that Lynne Beale has agreed to be the Squad Coordinator for National Squad this year.  (17/10/2019)

Coaches for Winter Squad

Sarah McGovern is the head coach of IOCA (UK) and will be leading the RYA National Squad this winter. She will be supported by Tom Hayes, Arran Holman and Oliver Hill.   (27/09/2019)

Request for absence

Please review the document on this page in regards to any requests for absence from Winter Training Sessions  (22/10/2019)

Dates and Venues 2019-20

Dates and Venues for the IOCA (UK) Winter Squad are now available. Invitations will be sent following the final ranking event. For further information please contact development@optimist.org.uk  (14/08/2019)


26/10/2019 - 29/10/2019

Draycote Water Sailing Club
30/11/2019 - 01/12/2019

Rutland Water Sailing Club
14/12/2019 - 15/12/2019

Sunderland Yacht Club
04/01/2020 - 05/01/2020

Calshot Activity Centre
01/02/2020 - 02/02/2020

Plas Heli
21/03/2020 - 22/03/2020


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