RYA UK Girls Optimist Squad 2019-20

Squads / Teams


Confirmed Sailors

  1. Gabriella BURLTON
  2. Olivia CREASY
  3. Jemima DAY
  4. Beatrice GREENFIELD
  5. Sophie HANKINS
  6. Amelie HISCOCKS
  7. Hazel JONES
  8. Imogen JONES
  10. Francesca NEW
  11. Merle NIEUWLAND
  12. Olivia  NIXON
  13. Erin PANK
  14. Sabine POTTER
  15. Lucy ROBERTS
  16. Béa SPARKS
  17. Erin TINKLER
  18. Jessica WATSON
  19. Bea WEST
  20. Holly  WRIGHT

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 information for the 2019-20 Winter Squads

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)

Coaches for Winter Squad

Flip Foulds will be leading the RYA Girls Squad this year and will be supported by the following coaches throughout the Winter. Sarah Jarman, Nick Devereux, Mari Davies, Marcus Tressler and Kat Colvin. Alan Williams will also be at the first Squad Camp at WPNSA  (08/10/2019)

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)


30/10/2019 - 02/11/2019

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

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

Sunderland Yacht Club
11/01/2020 - 12/01/2020

Calshot Activity Centre
08/02/2020 - 09/02/2020

Plas Heli
21/03/2020 - 22/03/2020


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