Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships
Grafham Water Sailing Club
18/05/2013 - 19/05/2013

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Racing updates


Saturday - Day 1

Benno Marstaller dominant on day 1 of the Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships winning all three races. Robbie King finished the day in second overall on 8 points with a two thirds and a second. In third place is David Labrouche on 14 points with a first, tenth and third. First girl is Jesse Main in 6th place. There are numerous sailors counting a black flag and hope that there will be more races on Sunday so that they will be able to discard that race and be back in the hunt for top placings.

Leading the regatta fleet is Zachary Lyttle on 9 points with Niklas Horst-Verbraak in second on 10 points and Hector Bennett in third on 12 points. First girl overnight is Sophie Johnson in 8th on 26 points.  

2013 Inlands - Payment

If you have forgotten to enter the Inlands, please contact as soon as possible. Late entry is subject to agreement by the racing committee.

The preferred payment option for the Inlands is through gocardless using the following link (CTRL+Click to follow the link):

2013 Inlands - Pay Here (late payment fee now applies)

For IOCA GoCardless offers the class cheap, fast and secure payment processing. GoCardless accesses the direct debit network through its sponsor RBS and is registered with the FSA as a small Payments Institution. For further information please visit If you would prefer to pay by an alternative method (BACS/Cheque/Credit Card) please contact Sharon on 07713 499225 or  

Dinner Friday / Saturday


Coq au Vin

Available at the club on Friday approx 20.00 – 20.15. Please pre-book with the club by 18.00 Friday (01480 810478).

The fish & chip van will also be at the gate from 19:30 - 21:00


Lasagne, garlic bread and salad or,
Sweet and Sour Pork and rice
Plus Pudding

Please pre-book with the club by 11.30 Saturday.  

De-shrimping Process

Those who were at the Inlands last year or regularly sail at GWSC will know all about the Killer Shrimp problem at the reservoir which means we must all abide with the club’s washdown procedure. The Environment Agency has placed strict controls on GWSC which require each dinghy, sailor and RIB to be thoroughly washed down before they leave the site at the end of any sailing event. GWSC are well practised at this routine and have created wash down points for both dinghies and RIBS – please cooperate with the volunteers who will be manning the washdowns and be patient! (Very, very patient if we don't have more volunteers to help - see volunteer rota!!)

More details to follow....  

Arrival Information

The gate to GWSC will be manned on Friday until 23.00 and then again from 08.00 on Saturday. A site map will be available in the gate keepers box with the light on when unmanned.

Gill Competitions & Offers

Gill are offering 25% off the entire Junior range. Offer available exclusively online at from 6th May until 16th June 2013. Simply enter the code OPINDS13 at the checkout.

We will also be running a Mystery Sailor competition on the weekend of the event 18-19th May 2013. Guess who our mystery sailor is to be in with a chance of winning a Regatta Master Watch II worth £120!

Win a Vovo for the Inlands

WIN an XC60 for the Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships 18th & 19th May.

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Motorhome Bookings

Please be aware that booking of the campervan pitches for the Inlands at Grafham in 2013 will 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 the on-line booking system.

Please sign up as soon as possible if you are interested in booking a pitch.

Cost will be £30 per pitch for 2 nights (Friday & Saturday)

Unfortunately, caravans can not be left at the club.  


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Entry Fees

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

Late fee applies from 11 May


Event Documents

2013 Inland Championships - Notice of Race

Main Fleet SSIs
Please read carefully and print a copy to bring to the event.

Regatta Fleet SSIs
Please read carefully and print a copy to bring to the event.

MEIs 2013 - 2016
Printed copies of the new MEIs will be available at the event or can be downloaded here.

2013-14 IOCA UK Squad Selection Policy
2013 Girls Invitational Training Selection Policy
2013 Boys Invitational Training Selection Policy
A new initiative from IOCA for Junior Boys Training

Event Information

Schedule of Events

Event Simple Summaries

Unofficial, but simple, helpful and informative guides to IOCA Major Events for new parents and sailors.

Parent - Simple Summary
Sailor - Simple Summary

Volunteer Rota

Volunteer for a Duty
Please sign up for a duty to ensure the weekend runs smoothly

On-site Camping Arrangements

Motorhome Bookings
If you would like to register for a motorhome pitch, please sign up here as soon as possible,
Unfortunately, caravans can not be parked at the club.

Tents and Trailer Tents
For Camping on site in tents or trailer tents please contact Heather at Grafham Water SC directly on 01480 810478

Any questions

Contact: IOCA (UK)
Tel No:   07713 499225

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