2021 IOCA (UK) Optimist British National & Open Championships
31/07/2021 - 06/08/2021

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Closing date 14/07/2021

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Book with confidence

As the country starts to ease its way out of lockdown we want to ensure that you are all confident in booking places at this year's Nationals. There will be a full refund of entry costs for any sailors that can't attend due to testing positive or where they can't travel due to government rules.

We look forward to welcoming you all in July!!  

Entry Open

The online entry for the 2021 Gill Optimist British National & Open Championships at WPNSA is open.

Please take care when completing the details of your sailor, specifically the sail number and the event emergency phone number.

If you have to change the sail number before the event, contact John Perham - admin@optimist.org.uk  

Nationals Event Director

David Fletcher is the Event Director for the 2021 Optimist British National & Open Championships.

If you have any questions please email: nationals@optimist.org.uk


Venue information

The 2021 Optimist British National & Open Championships are being held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  (12/03/2021)


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main Fleet £250.00 £300.00
Racing Regatta £275.00 £325.00
Regatta Coached £300.00 £350.00

Late fee applies from 14 July


Be a sponsor
Please join us as a sponsor at the 2021 Optimist British National and Open Championships.

There are many opportunities to showcase your brand at the British Nationals for individual and company sponsorships.

Please see the attachments for further information or email: marketing@optimist.org.uk
Sponsor benefits
Find out the benefits your organisation will gain from being a sponsor.
Volunteer Sign-Up
Be part of the Nationals 2021 Event Team.

Help support the sailors on-shore and on the water.

There's something for everyone and we really do need an army of volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly and that everyone has an amazing week!!

RIB Fleet Information

RIB/Coach Boat Policy
Important information for anyone bringing a RIB/Coach Boat to the 2021 Nationals.

RIB Sign-up
This is where to register your RIB, if you would like to bring one to the event to be part of the Safety Fleet under the control of the Safety Officer and Principal Race Officer. If you do not have a RIB and want to get on the water, please sign up as RIB Crew.

If you are a Coach or parent not wanting to be part of the Safety Fleet there will be a RIB Registration at the event on Saturday afternoon.
RIB Crew Sign Up
This is where to register if you do not have a RIB and want to get on the water as a RIB crew.

Notice of Race

Notice of Race
Notice of Race for the Main Fleet and Regatta Fleets.

Regatta Fleets Documents

Snap Shackle and Strop
All you need to know about setting up your boat for the 2021 Nationals.

Which Regatta Fleet?
Under 8 Policy
If you have a sailor who is under Optimist age 8 who wants to enter the 2021 Nationals please have a look at the Under 8 Policy.

Regatta Fleet Check List
Please download, print and complete personal details and bring to registration.

Event Information


This information on accommodation has been put together by the venue - WPNSA.
Campers and Caravans
There are camper and caravan pitches available at the venue - WPNSA.

Booking should be made directly with the WPNSA.
Visit Dorset
This is an link for accommodation located close to the event venue - WPNSA.
Red House Properties
Contact Red House Properties for accommodation in Weymouth and Portland.

3rd Party Insurance

Noble Marine Insurance

All overseas competitors will require, as a minimum, 3rd Party Insurance. If your existing insurance provider is not able to cover you for this event you could, if you choose, contact our insurance partner Noble Marine directly via the Noble Marine website.

Coaching Opportunities

Coaching Opportunities
Applications are now open for Regatta Fleet coaching opportunities at the Nationals 2021.

For further information on the roles and details on how to apply please click on the link below.

Any questions

Contact: David Fletcher
Email:    Nationals@optimist.org.uk

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