Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championship
Grafham Water Sailing Club
19/05/2012 - 20/05/2012

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Racing updates


We look forward to seeing you at the Volvo Inland Championship being held at Grafham Water Sailing Club.  

Change to Regatta Fleet SSIs

Please note that the Regatta Fleet SSIs have been amended so that the fleet will not be flighted and will race from one start.  (15/05/2012)

Waders at the ready for the Inland Championships

The Beachmaster for the Inland championships is making a particular appeal to all the parents out there
'we need lots of parents in waders or dry suits (speedos if necesary!) with Buoyancy aids to launch the fleet. Ideally six to each slip with a 'slip master' on each slip. Otherwise we will not get main fleet launched in 15 Mins like last year.'
(slip masters being those who may wish to take up the challenge and be an IOCA beachmaster at future events - yes Nigels' time with the fleet is drawing to a close at the end of the year, are your feet big enough to fill his boots ?)

Catering AT Grafham Water SC

In line with previous years I pleased to confirm the Fish & Chip van will be on site until 7pm on Friday evening for those arriving on Friday.

We've also received confirmation that an evening meal will be available at the club on Saturday after sailing. This must be pre-booked and paid for during registration.
Lasagne, Garlic Bread and Salad
Chicken Tikka with Rice and Poppadom

Apple pie & Custard

For £9 to be served downstairs 17.30 - 18.30

Any questions, drop me a line

Juliette 07932 175882  

Travel to the Inlands in Style

As part of our continued support for the Optimist Class we are offering three families the use of Volvo XC90s for the Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championship weekend.

The Optimist is one of the most popular starter dinghies that has groomed some of the country's top sailing talent including Team Volvo’s triple Olympic gold medallist, Ben Ainslie and Hannah Mills.

The Volvo XC90 is the ultimate in four-­‐wheel drive luxury. Sporty and elegant it provides an exceptionally fun driving experience. It is fitted with Volvo’s latest safety technology including blind spot sensors, has a built in sat nav, is incredibly spacious with seven handcrafted leather seats and makes the journey enjoyable for all the family.

The cars will be delivered to the winners’ doors on Thursday 17th May ready for the event weekend and will be collected on Tuesday 22nd May.

All you have to do is like our Facebook page and
click here now.

Terms and conditions can be found at

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you all at Grafham Water!

Volvo Sailing  


Mirror Mirror.......
Ever thought about the next step for your sailors?
The Mirror Class Association will have a small stand at the Optimist Inlands in Grafham on Saturday after the fleets launch. This is an ideal opportunity to find out about junior and youth sailing in this class – could it be your sailor’s next step?
There will also be an opportunity to try out a Mirror after racing on Saturday. If your sailor is interested, come along and arrange a sail or contact Ian Lorimer at  

Information Session for Nationals Regatta Fleet Parents

All those parents whose children are entered for the Regatta Fleet at the Nationals, or who are thinking about coming, please come and join me for an information session in the Upstairs Bar on the Sunday morning at 11am.

Gillian Schonrock  


As always, to ensure the event runs smoothly there are always plenty of jobs to do. Please sign up using the link to the rota on the right of this page under 'information'
Any questions, please give me a call on 07932 175882 or email - Thanks  

Important venue information for Grafham Water

Follow the link to the right for important venue information  (08/05/2012)

Camper vans

Please be aware that booking of the camper van sites for the Inlands at Grafham in 2012 will now be managed by IOCA rather than by Grafham Water SC. If there are more applicants than places, these will be allocated by a ballot using an on-line booking system which will go live in September. Further notice will be given of the go live date later in the summer  (06/06/2011)


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main £45.00 £65.00
Regatta £45.00 £65.00

Late fee applies from 12 May


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Revised Schedule of Timings



Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions etc

Notice of Race
MEIs 2009-2012
Main Fleet SSI's
Main Fleet Flight Allocation

Regatta Fleet Information

Regatta Fleet Sailing Instructions
Change to Regatta Fleet SSIs
Please note that the Regatta Fleet SSIs have been amended so that the fleet will not be flighted and will race from one start.
Regatta Fleet Course Diagram
Regatta Fleet Tally List

Selection policies

Girls Invitational Training
This document contains the selection policy for the Girls' Invitational Training

GWSC Information

Important Venue Information for Grafham
Although you may have been to Grafham before it's important that you read the venue information for road closures and vehicle restrictions
Onsite Chandlery
Jonti is GWSC’s on-site chandlery and will be open from until 6.30pm on Friday and from 8.30-6.30 Saturday and 8.30-5.00 on Sunday. It is located next to the Coxwain’s shed and stocks Optiparts equipment. See for more information

Reserving a Motor Home / Caravan Space

Apply for space

Any questions

Contact: IOCA(UK)
Tel No:   01202 668 158

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