2014 Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
Rutland Sailing Club
11/10/2014 - 12/10/2014

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Car Parking & Boat Unloading

On arrival at Rutland please note the following arrangements:
You will be directed to unload roof top arrivals in front of the club and trailers by the gate.

Every car MUST be moved off site and into the field before the sailors launch. On Sunday all cars must be parked in the field.

Rutland Belle

Rutland Belle is a privately owned passenger boat offering cruises around Rutland. It departs from Whitwell North Shore on the hour and calls in at Normanton South Shore at twenty-past-the-hour.

The sailing duration is approximately 45 minutes, plus up to twenty minutes for getting on and off.

Further Details  

Registration & Measurement

With over 300 sailors to register in just 80 minutes we'd like registration to run as smoothly as possible. Please don't leave registration and/or measurement issues until 10am!

Details about measurement requirements for all fleets are published in the right hand document list (please scroll down).

Buoyancy tests should have been carried out on or after 13th October 2013 to be valid for this event.

It would be great if all your documents are in order but, if you notice your buoyancy test is out of date on Saturday morning, or you discover you've left all the documents on the kitchen table, or you are sailing in Main Fleet and have any problems with equipment that is not measured please visit the friendly bunch of measurers at the Measurement Table before joining the registration queue.  

Volunteers - Regatta Committee Boat

We urgently need some additional volunteers for the Regatta Fleet Committee Boat - no experience necessary. Please sign up as soon as possible HERE  (08/10/2014)

Membership Packs

If you recently joined IOCA but are waiting for your membership pack to arrive, many will be available for collection from the race office at the End of Seasons.

If you are a new member, not attending the End of Seasons, your membership pack will be posted out to you shortly.  

Volunteer Lunches

For clarity - Lunches for this event will be provided for non-parent volunteers only regardless of role at the event.

EOS - Rib Allocation

RIB slot allocation closing today (6th Oct 2014). RIBs not allocated a role on the sign-up sheet will not be allowed to launch or be near the race course.  (06/10/2014)

Payment for End of Seasons

If you have forgotten to enter the event, please contact admin@optimist.org.uk BEFORE making a payment.

The preferred payment option for the 2014 End of Seasons is through GoCardless using the following link (CTRL+Click to follow the link):

2014 End of Seasons: 1 Sailor - Pay Here (Late Fee 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 www.gocardless.com.

If you would prefer to pay by an alternative method please contact Sharon on 07713 499225 or admin@optimist.org.uk

Please note: The payment and entry systems are not integrated, so each payment/entry must be updated manually. This usually happens within 48 hours. Entries are updated in payment date order.

Unfortunately, we are unable to take credit card payments over the phone. Please do not send credit card details via email as we are not able to process them!

Up to one month before the event 100%, thereafter no refund.

Receive 20% off all full priced Gill clothing!

Need it now? Visit gillmarine.com and simply enter EOS2014 at the checkout on gillmarine.com to receive your 20% off. Offer available until 31/10/2014.

Or visit The Rutland Chandlery during the event from 11th-12th October 2014 to receive your 20% off.

Changes to IOCA Rib Policy

Your sailing committee has been working on a new policy for organising our RIB fleet at the main IOCA events. We have published a document with the background, reason and details of the policy in the documents section on the right hand side of the page (please scroll down).

Notice from the Selection Committee

A notice from the selection committee has been posted in the document section (right hand side) under NOTICES (please scroll down).

Volunteers Needed

Following a small technical glitch the Volunteer Rota is now back up and running. Please sign up for a duty as soon as possible.

There is a role for EVERYONE: on the water, off the water, with sailing experience or without, all day - both days or just a few hours at a time, whether you are a lone parent, have non-sailors, or this is your first event. Some of the roles are also suitable for non-sailing or older siblings. None of the roles are too onerous but all are absolutely essential for the smooth running of the event.

If you're new to IOCA events they are a great way to meet other parents and get to know the sailors, it's great to be involved and it's great fun! If you'd like details about any of the roles, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

For those seasoned IOCA event attendees your expertise and continued support is greatly appreciated!

Please take a look and see where you might be able to help out. Volunteer Here

To all those who have already signed up or who are helping as part of the race management/safety/results teams - THANK YOU - we couldn't do it without you!  

Regatta & Transition Fleets - Entry limit increased

Please remember that places are only secured upon receipt of payment.  (24/09/2014)

RIBs shortage in Transition/Regatta Fleet

We are looking for 2 RIBs to support Transition/Regatta Fleet. We have experienced volunteers who are willing to drive the RIBs at the event, so you would not have to go on the water if you don't want to. If you have a RIB that you could bring to the EOS, please contact Gillian Schonrock (gillian@schonrocks.com).

Both fleets are almost full, based on the current RIB support. We will increase numbers once we have RIBs to support additional sailors.

Regatta Fleet Entry limit increased

The entry limit for the Regatta Limit has been increased from 15 to 30 sailors.

Transition Fleet - New for EOS this year!

The aim of this fleet is to provide competitive racing for sailors who no longer need the close supervision of regatta fleet without requiring the full leap to the main fleet.

Click here for details.

Any questions, please contact Gillian Schonrock, gillian@schonrocks.com.

Win a Volvo for the End of Season Championships

XC60 Red

As part of its continued support of British sailing, Volvo Car UK is offering Optimist families the chance to win a Volvo for a championship event this year. Wherever you are heading this season, do it in comfort and style in one of the latest Volvo models.

To be in with a chance to win, simply Click Here and choose the event you are entered into.


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main Fleet £50.00 £70.00
Transition Fleet £50.00 £70.00
Regatta Fleet £50.00 £70.00

Late fee applies from 5 October


Light winds forecast for Optimist End of Season Championship
Press release ahead of the End of Season Championships

Race Management Schedule

NoR, SSIs etc

Notice Of Race

Main Fleet - Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy to the event. Only a small number of copies will be available.

Transition & Regatta Fleet - Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy to the event. Only a small number of copies will be available.

Transition Fleet - Information
A new fleet for the 2014 EOS - The aim of this fleet is to provide competitive racing for sailors who no longer need the close supervision of regatta fleet without requiring the full leap to the main fleet.

Rib Fleet Policy
We are making a change to the way we manage the RIB fleet at IOCA events. This event is the first time this new policy will be used. This document gives the background, reasons and details of the new policy.
Rib Fleet Policy Announcement
Just to ensure everyone has access to the announcement of the new policy above, this is the email announcing it.
IOCA Safety List
This is the email list we use to communicate to all members interested in RIB fleet information for IOCA(UK). Please click on above link and then click "+Join Group" if you are interested in how we run the RIB fleet during events.
RIB Allocation Sheet
This is the where to register your RIB, if you would like to bring one to the event. Please refer policy above for details.


Main Fleet - Measurement Checks at Registration

Regatta Fleet - Measurement Checks at Registration


Volunteer For A Duty
We need lots of volunteers on and off the water to help make this event a success. Click above to sign up for a helpers duty at the event.


All current Selection Policies and Selectors Notices are available through Members -> Publications on the front page of the IOCA website.

Squad Selection 2014-15
IOCA (UK) & RYA National & Intermediate Squads
and IOCA (UK) Development Squad Selection Policy

2015 IOCA Easter Regatta Team Selection Policy

2015 IOCA Irish Nationals Team Selection Policy

2015 IOCA Naples Team Selection Policy

Notice from the Selection Committee
IOCA Selectors Notice_v1 - 30 Sep 2014


Venue Details
Rutland Sailing Club,
Gibbet Lane, Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland.
LE15 8HJ.

Tel 01780 720292


Rutland SC - Welcome

Rutland SC - Site Layout

Camping during the event will be available at Rutland Water Campsite which is opposite the club entrance.

This MUST be pre-booked directly with the campsite www.rutlandwatercampsite.co.uk

Sponsored by:

Sponsored by Volvo Gill

Any questions

Contact: Sharon Bullock
Email:    admin@optimist.org.uk
Tel No:   07713 499225

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