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

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Poole Yacht Club
01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018

Racing updates


Help!! Volunteers Needed - Click here!!

IOCA Events are run by volunteers and we still have quite few role which are key to the success of the event to fill.
In particular we need:
Recorders on the committee boat
Results Team
Packed Lunch Manager
Tally Team
Assistant Measurer-on-the-water
No experience is needed for any of these roles - please do sign up, we need you!!  

Try-a-Boat Transition Sessions 2021

The ASC Performance Academy is proud to offer transition sessions for a range of classes during the evenings of the IOCA Nationals. These sessions will be in a range of recognised Youth pathway classes and supported by coaches with a background in each class. This is a great opportunity for any optimist sailor looking to take the next steps to try out the classes and inform their decision.  (23/07/2021)

Pre-Event Sailing at WPNSA

For those sailors wishing to sail at WPNSA in the week leading up to the Nationals please see attached from WPNSA setting out guidelines, mooring fees, harbour dues etc.  (15/07/2021)

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
Senior £250.00 £300.00
Junior £250.00 £300.00
Racing Regatta £275.00 £325.00
Regatta Coached £300.00 £350.00

Late fee applies from 14 July


Online Notice Board
This link will provide links to the Official Notice Board and Forms for this regatta.


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.
RIBS signed up
This is a list of WPNSA, Class and Parent RIBS signed up for the 2021 Nationals.

The allocation of these RIBs to the Safety Fleet and other roles and notification will be sent as soon as possible.

Notice of Race

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

Main Fleet Documents

Main Fleet Sailing Instructions

Main Fleet Sailing Schedule

Regatta Fleets Documents

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

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

Regatta Fleets Measurement
Measurement for Regatta Fleets at the 2021 Nationals will focus on the safety of the boat (see Snap, Shackle & Strop document) and checking buoyancy aid/ whistle. Registration and Measurement documentation will not be required for Regatta Fleet boats (though it is good practice to bring them if you have them).

Event Information

Arrival and WPNSA information
Please read this before you arrive

Site Plan


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.

Any questions

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

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