2016 GBR Optimist Team Selection Trials (Invitational Event)
29/04/2016 - 02/05/2016

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Racing updates


Sunday 1 May 2016

First Warning signal 10.55

The intention is to race in Portland Harbour.

Launch time 09.45 - to be confirmed.

European Team Racing Selection Policy

Notice from Selectors

Published on 11 April 2016.  (11/04/2016)


You MUST READ the IOCA (UK) 2016 World, European, Development & Flanders Team Selection Policy BEFORE entering.

Policy updated 11 April 2016

Equipment transport to Selections required

The following equipment needs to be taken to the Selections.

The be collected and returned to Stables Edge, Lower Road, Chilton, OXON OX11 0RR

Please contact Russ Woodley - Mobile 07553 979896 Home 01235 833990 to make arrangements.

3 off crowd control Yellow finger marks and ground tackle
1 Toilet line buoy with large ground tackle and extra line
Tally board
10 off IOCA radios
IOCA Rib Flags
1 off IOCA dumpy with ground tackle and extra line
1 IOCA pump
Course Change board
Rib Flags

Team Place Acceptances Information

Please ensure you have read the Important Place Acceptance Information.

If you have any concerns regarding accepting a team place immediately after selection on Monday, please contact John Perham 07713 499225 / admin@optimist.org.uk  

Selection Event - Sign-Up

There are a range of on the water and ashore role for The Team Selection Trials.

Having Measurers at Registration is essential to get all the sailors through the process in one hour time allocated for Registration.

If you need to make any sort of a change you need to contact John Perham - admin@optimist.org.uk  

Team Selection 2016 Measurement process

Boats need to be measured and ready to go before appearing at registrationů We only have a 1 hour slot to get through 90 boats so sailors turning up with unmeasured kit may not be able to get the items measured before racing.  (16/03/2016)

Measurement form for Team Selections

Download an Event Measurement Form and enter the information for presentation at the Event Measurement Desk before registration.  (15/03/2016)

Event Coordinator

Simon Cook is the event Coordinator for the Selection Trials.  (01/12/2015)

Venue information

The Selection Trials are being held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.  (01/12/2015)

Campervans and caravans at WPNSA

Booking for campers and caravans pitches on the WPNSA site are booked with WPNSA.  (01/12/2015)


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Invitational Fleet £170.00 £204.00

Late fee applies from 5 April


Event Documents

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy to the event with you. We will not be printing copies for every competitor.

On 13 April 2016 changes made to 10.5, 11 and 24.1.
Event Timetable
Print yourself a copy so you will know where to be at the right time.

RIB fleet and on water roles

On Water Roles Explained
All RIB helms and crew please read this document.
Rib sign up sheet
This is where to register your RIB, if you would like to bring one to the event. If you do not have a RIB and want to get on the water, please sign up here also for crew spots.
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 Expenses Policy
Click on the title for IOCA (UK) RIB Expenses Policy.

Team Information

2015 Worlds Team Fact Sheet
2015 Europeans Team Fact Sheet
2015 Development Team Fact Sheet
World Team T & Cs
European Team T & Cs
Development Teams T & Cs


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.

Any questions

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

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