2016 Volvo Gill Optimist Spring Championships
Cardiff Bay Yacht Club
05/03/2016 - 06/03/2016

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Catering at the Springs

There will hot food is available in the CBYC club house all weekend, including Friday evening.  (03/03/2016)

Senior Open Team for Irish Nationals 2016

IOCA (UK) invites Senior sailors (Optimist age 13) who are interested in competing at the Irish Nationals to join an “open” team. The Irish Nationals will take place at Lough Derg Yacht Club on 15th to 19th August 2016 and has a Senior and Junior fleet, like the British Nationals. IOCA (UK) selects an official GBR Junior team for the Irish Nationals every year, so this open team will run alongside this, as an informal team. The Senior open team will be parent led, organised and funded, with IOCA just facilitating. This event will provide a great opportunity for Seniors to compete as a group at an International competition. It is expected that the group will be about 8 sailors with a coach and will operate much like a team. Sailors should be competent main fleet competitors at IOCA main events. John Perham (admin@optimist.org.uk) is taking expressions of interest on a first come first served basis.  (26/02/2016)

Springs Event Team update

Update Wednesday 24 February

The Springs Championships 2016 requires people to sign up for the following Duties.

Measurement at Registration
Committee Boat Crew
Tally Band Team
Beach Team
Medic On-The-Water

Click on the title to go to the sign up page to see the duties that are available. If you want to volunteer for a duty and want to know more about what is involved please contact John Perham - admin@optimist.org.uk

If you need to change a duty you have signed up for, please contact John Perham - admin@optimist.org.uk  

RIBS Sign up sheet

The RIB sign-up sheet for the Spring Championships is now open.

We are currently looking for 15 helms and 13 crews and 7 parent ribs - CBYC are providing 8 ribs. Of the total current requirement of 15 ribs, 9 will be allocated to safety, 1 to Medic, 1 to Measurer, 2 to Marks and 2 to Jury. We may need more depending on numbers so please do not be put off volunteering if you see that the sheet is looking full. All offers of help will be gratefully received but will be subject to final allocation.

As, usual, we will try and get as many parent volunteers on the water as possible.

By volunteering as a helm you are confirming that you are suitably qualified and experienced and that the RIB you are helming is adequately insured for this event.

Mark Lance - IOCA (UK) Event Safety Officer  

Notice from Selectors

The Notice from Selectors has been published and can be found on the right.  (03/02/2016)

Venue information

The Spring Championships are being held at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club.  (01/12/2015)

Event Coordinator

Simon Cook is the Event Coordinator for the Spring Championships.  (01/12/2015)


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main Fleet £50.00 £60.00

Late fee applies from 19 February



Notice of Race
NOR for Spring Championships.

Major Event Instructions
MEIs for all IOCA (UK) major events.

Amendment made to MEI 17 on 02 March 2106.
Supplementary Sailing Instructions
SSIs for the Spring Championships. Please download, print and bring a copy to the Springs.

SSIs amended on 29 Feb 2016 clause 7.2.1
Event Programme
Download and print a copy so you know where to be when.


Measurement information for the Spring Championships
In Autumn 2015, the IOCA Committee agreed some small changes for measurement at larger events for the Main Fleet but without adding to delay at registration.
Graded Penalty System
This Graded Penalty System will apply to the Selections, Nationals, Spring Championship, the Inland Championship, the Late Summer Championship, the End of Season Championship and the Winter Championship.

Protocol for B3 Sailors

Protocol for B3 sailors


Notice from Selectors
Notice from IOCA (UK) Selectors for the selection of sailors for the GBR Team for the Irish Nationals 2016.
IOCA (UK) Irish Team 2016 Selection Policy
IOCA (UK) 2016 - Irish Nationals Team Selection Policy.


Road trailer storage
Competitors arriving with boats on road trailers will be directed to a secure compound approximately 100metres from the Clubs main gate. Please can all road trailers be left in the compound and the Oppies be brought to the Club on their launching trolley.
Camper Van and Motor Homes Parking
Camper vans and motor homes can be parked in our overflow car park, unfortunately there is no electric pick up, each camper van will be issued a key card (for a £5 deposit) which will gain 24 hour access to the Clubhouse. The key cards can be obtained from behind the bar.

Any questions

Contact: IOCA Administrator
Email:    admin@optimist.org.uk

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