2020 Volvo Gill Optimist Spring Championships
Brightlingsea Sailing Club
14/03/2020 - 15/03/2020

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Spring Champs 2020 CANCELLED

It is with great regret, following numerous conversations with Brightlingsea Sailing Club over last week, that Class and the Club have come to the decision that this weekend’s Spring Championships is to be cancelled.
We apologise to all sailors and parents who were looking forward to competing in the event, The IOCA UK Committee and Brightlingsea General Committee hope that you are able to support this regrettable decision to cancel the event at this time but all felt that this was necessary to guarantee the health and well being of all concerned, sailors, volunteers and other family members who were going to be attending the event and our responsibility to the wider group of people in our communities.

This decision was not reached easily and serious consideration of all the information available was taken into account. A lot of work has been put in by both IOCA and Brightlingsea members to prepare for what would have been a good first event of the year, all were disappointed in the decision to cancel.

As a direct result of the IOCA Spring Championships being cancelled the following decisions have also been made.

Refund of the Springs 2020 entry fee
The class has taken the decision to either give a full refund of the Springs entry fees or transfer the payment to the IOCA Inland Championships 2020.

IOCA UK GBR Junior Irish Team Selection
There is provision within the IOCA (UK) 2020 – Junior British Youth Sailing Team Selection Policy for the selection of sailors at the IOCA Inland Championships 2020.
Rolling Ranking
The new Rolling Ranking series will now commence at the Inland 2020 at Grafham SC in May.
On behalf of the IOCA Committee I look forward to future IOCA events in 2020 and meeting you all again.

Sign up for duty at the Springs 2020

Join the Springs 2020 Event Team.

The Springs 2020 need parents to volunteer for a duty. There are duties both on and off the water.

For more information on duties and to make changes or corrections, contact John Perham - admin@optimist.org.uk  

IOCA East Open Winter Training 7 - 8 March 2020

The IOCA Easties are running a Pre-Springs warm up weekend on 7 and 8 March 20 in Brightlingsea Sailing Club.

There are some spaces left if you would like to join them.

The plan for the weekend is to do some race practice and familiarisation with the sailing area for the Spring Championships the following weekend. It will be able to leave your boat at BSC ready for the Springs 2020.

Any questions please contact Steve Andrews at steve.andrews3@gmail.com  

Selections 2020 discretionary places

If there are place available the Selection Committee reserves the right to use any additional available evidence to assess which additional sailors to invite to the Selection Indicator Series.

In particular, it is likely to consider performances at the IOCA (UK) Spring Championships 2020 as part of a process to assess sailors current performance standard.


New Rolling Ranking

The Springs 2020 will be the first event to lead into our new rolling rankings.

These rolling ranking will be part of the process for selecting sailors to invite to team and training opportunities that arise during the year.  

Irish Team 2020 Selection

The Junior Irish Team 2020.
will be selected at the IOCA Spring Championships 2020  

Club Supper on Sat 14 March

Book in advance for the Saturday night club supper, which will be a two course meal of Bangers & Mash with beans and onion gravy (vegetarian option available and special diets can be catered for on request) followed by Apple Pie or Chocolate Fudge Cake and ice cream.

The cost is £7.50 for adults or £5 for children under 10 and tickets should be booked online.

Supper will be served from 18.30.

Please book in no later than noon on Wednesday 11th March.  

Catering at the Springs 2020

The BSC galley open from 5pm Friday and throughout the weekend offering breakfast, rolls, soups, snacks, cakes and beverages, and on Saturday night a club supper.

Our bar will be open from 5pm on Friday and from Noon on Saturday and Sunday.


On line registration is open

The online registration for the Springs 2020 is open.

To enter the Spring Championships a sailor must be either a current 2020 IOCA (UK) member or an International sailor.

Please ensure that all the details entered are correct and particularly the sail number and sign the declaration at the end of the page.

If there are any corrections or change to the entry details please contact admin@optimist.org.uk  

Springs Venue

The IOCA Spring Championships 2020 are being held at Brightlingsea Sailing Club.


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main Fleet £65.00 £78.00
Regatta Fleet £65.00 £78.00

Late fee applies from 4 March


Sign up for duty at the Springs 2020
Join the Springs 2020 Event Team.

The Springs 2020 need parents to volunteer for a duty. There are duties both on and off the water.

For more information on duties and to make changes or corrections, contact John Perham - admin@optimist.org.uk

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Call Sign Sheet - PROVISIONAL
Springs 2020 PROVISIONAL Call Sign Sheet published on Wed 4 March 2020.

This allocation of RIBS and crew is as accurate as possible and may be subject to change.
RIB Expenses Policy
Expenses can be claimed for towing and use of a RIB at the Sping Championships 2020.

Event Programme
Download and save or print a copy.

Registration will open at 8.30am on Saturday morning. Main Fleet sailors will need the button number of the sail being used for the Springs 20.


Notice of Race
Major Events NoR 2020

Printed documents will not be provided at events, if you require paper copies please print a copy and bring to the event with you.

Main Fleet Flights Colours
Registration will be by flight colour.
Snap Shacke an Strop
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RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup in Bermuda 2020
IOCA (UK) is delighted to announce that it will be receiving an invitation to the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup in Bermuda, 12 - 16 May 2020 at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

Irish Team 2020 Selection Policy
IOCA (UK) - Irish Nationals Team Selection Policy 2020.
Notice from Selectors - Venice Team Racing 2020
Please see document below in regards to the sailors who have expressed an interest in joining the IOCA Team for the XXXIV Trofeo Rizotti.

Any questions

Contact: IOCA Administrator & Events Manager
Email:    admin@optimist.org.uk
Tel No:   07713 499225

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