2019 Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
12/10/2019 - 13/10/2019

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01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018
2019 Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championships
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16/02/2022 - 20/02/2022
2021/2022 IOCA UK Winter Open Training - session 2
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23/02/2022 - 25/02/2022
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Grafham Water SC
12/04/2022 - 14/04/2022

Racing updates


Entry closed

The on line for the End of Season Championships 19 is closed.  (09/10/2019)

Main and Regatta Safety Fleets

This is the Safety Fleets for the Main and Regatta Fleets at the End Of Seasons 19.

This is provisional and may be subject to change.

There are helm for the RF Marks boat and two crew required. to sign up a helm or a crew please email admin@optimist.org.uk  

Palamos 2020

A fantastic opportunity for some International Winter racing. The event is well attended with 450 entries each year and sailors from all over the world.

11th - 12th Feb Training
13th-16th Feb Racing


Notice from Selectors

Please find important information in regards to this year's invitation process for 2019-20 Winter Squads  (26/09/2019)

Main Fleet Flights

The Main Fleet will be sailing in Flights - red, white, blue and yellow. The schedule of group starts is included in the Supplementary Sailing Instructions.

The Flight lists will be published on Thursday 10th October on the event page and will be available on the notice board at the event.

Registration with be by Flight.  

EoS 19 Event Team volunteers

The End of Season Championship 2019, like all other IOCA (UK) events is entirely run by a teams of parent and non-parent volunteers.

Sign up to join the Event Team now. There are small teams ashore and afloat each lead by an experienced Team Leader who will provide training. To sign up for the Event Team open the EVENT TEAM SIGN UP SHEET.

It is essential that all the roles are filled to ensure the efficient running of the event and to meet the required safety standards.

To make corrections and changes contact John Perham - admin@optimist.org.uk


2019 Committee Roles and AGM

The 2019 AGM will be held at the End of Seasons at WPNSA. Formal notification will be sent out to the members on Thursday 19th September. At the AGM all the committee roles are due election, for ease of reference please click on the above link for role description.

Any member wishing to stand for any role on the committee is required to send notification detailing name, sailing club, region, role standing for and a brief description of relevant experience in support of their application to the Class by midday on Tuesday 17th September to admin@optimist.org.uk and secretary@optimist.org.uk

If you have any questions please contact Sharon (chair@optimist.org.uk)  

Event Team Sign up sheet

Sign up to join the Event Team.

To make corrections and changes contact admin@optimist.org.uk  

Early arrival for sailing at WPNSA

If you are planning to arrive early at WPNSA to sailing please read this important information from WPNSA.

Venue information

The End of Season Championships are being held at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.  (14/08/2019)

Camper and caravans at WPNSA

There a limited number of camper and caravan pitches at WPNSA.

To book a pitch contact WPNSA.  

Winter Squad Information Booklet

It has been necessary to make a change as due to unforeseen circumstances, James Royston is unable to lead the boys squad and we are pleased to confirm that James Parker-Mowbray will be taking on this role.  (09/10/2019)


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main Fleet £50.00 £60.00
Regatta Fleet £50.00 £60.00

Late fee applies from 1 October


Winter Squad Ranking 2019/20

Current ranking after 3 events
Published 13th October 2019

RIB Fleet Information

RIB Crew Volunteer Sign Up Sheet
This is where to register if you do not have a RIB and want to get on the water as a RIB crew.

Event Programme

Event schedule
Event schedule for Main and Regatta Fleets.

Main Fleet Documents

Main Fleet Flights
The Main Fleet will be sailing in flights and registration is by Flight.

NoR, SSIs etc

Major Event Instructions
The Major Event Instructions are used for all IOCA (UK) events.

Read the MEIs in conjunction with the SSIs.
Notice of Race
Notice of Race for the End of Season Championships. Download and print a copy to bring to the event.

Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy to the event.

Information for parents
Information on what to do before and during am IOCA national event.
Snap Shackle and Strop
How to prepare your boat and rig for an IOCA event.


Gill Offer


IOCA (UK) Winter Squad Selection Policy 2019 -20
2019/2020 IOCA (UK) Winter Squad Selection Policy is available here. Please visit the Optimist Class Squad page for further information on individual squads including venues.

IOCA (UK) North and South Training Squad Selection Policy
Please find the selection policy for the IOCA (UK) North and South Training Squads.
Winter Squad Information for Parents/Carers & Sailors
Please follow the above link to view our winter squad 2019-20 information document.
Notice from Selectors
Notice from Selectors
Requests for discretion Winter Squads 2019 - 20

Any questions

Contact: IOCA Administrator
Email:    admin@optimist.org.uk

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