2019 Volvo Gill Optimist British National & Open Championships
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
27/07/2019 - 02/08/2019

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2019 Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
12/10/2019 - 13/10/2019
2019 IOCA (UK) Optimist Winter Championships
Datchet Water Sailing Club
16/11/2019 - 17/11/2019

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Volunteer for a duty at the Nationals 2019

To make changes and transfers on the sign-up sheet, please contact John Perham admin@optimist.org.uk


  
(06/08/2019)

Meeting Schedule for Regatta Fleet

Meeting rooms for Regatta Fleet meetings for Wednesday.  (30/07/2019)

Main Regatta fleet - Intentions for sailing on Wednesday

The timing for Main and Regatta Fleets For Wednesday 31 July 19.  (30/07/2019)

Tuesday 30th July - Details

AP over A has been displayed due to the weather forecast but there are still lots of things happening around the academy.



From 9.00 in Spinnakers join Volvo (our class sponsors) for juice, pastries and coffee; 10.00 Q&A with British Sailing Team member Saskia Tidey.



Also there are Volvo car test drives all day for parents.



This evening there is the fantastic sailor party - plenty of time now to get your fancy dress outfit ready to take part in Zumba, climbing wall, remote control car racing, grinder, pledge wall and disco.



All sailors party tickets are included in their entry; tickets will be given to them on arrival.



Thank you
  
(30/07/2019)

Event Programme

This is the event programme for the Nationals 19.
  
(25/07/2019)

WPNSA Arrival information

Everything you need to know about what to do when you arrive at WPNSA.  (25/07/2019)

Newsletter #2


IOCA Pre Event Training

IOCA (UK) are pleased to confirm that IOCA Coaches will be providing Pre Nationals Coaching which is available to any Optimist sailors on Friday 26th July and Saturday 27th July. You can sign up to a single day or both days.  (27/06/2019)

Pre Event Training - WPNSA information

Due to a large schools regatta at WPNSA the week leading up to the Optimist Nationals, anyone wanting to arrive for training with a coach or general practice sailing before Saturday 27th July must book in advance by emailing helen.pearson@wpnsa.org.uk.  (17/06/2019)

Regatta Fleet Coaching Applications now open

Applications are now open for coaching and assistant coach opportunities with the Regatta Fleet at this year's Nationals. Please click on the link to see the current opportunities and details on how to apply.  (05/06/2019)

RIB Sign-up sheet

This is where to register your RIB, if you would like to bring one to the event to be part of the Safety Fleet under the control of the Safety Officer and Principal Race Officer. If you do not have a RIB and want to get on the water, please then please sign up on the Rib Volunteer Sheet.

If you are a Coach or parent not wanting to be part of the Safety Fleet there will be a RIB Registration at the event on Saturday afternoon.  
(11/07/2019)

Hoodie Shop Now Closed

The Hoodie shop is closed and unfortunately we can not take any more orders.


However, there will be some available to buy at the event on a first come first served basis  
(02/07/2019)

RIB Crew Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

This is where to register if you do not have a RIB and want to get on the water as a RIB crew.  (12/06/2019)

RIBS signed up

This is a list of WPNSA, Class and Parent RIBS signed up for the Nats 19.

The allocation of these RIBs to the Safety Fleet and other roles and notification sent as soon as possible.  
(12/06/2019)

Entry Open

The online entry for the 2019 Volvo Gill Optimist British National & Open Championships 19 at WPNSA is open.

Please take care when completing the details of your sailor, specifically the sail number and the event emergency phone number.

If you have to change the sail number before the event, contact John Perham - admin@optimist.org.uk  
(12/06/2019)

Tourist information

Find out about Dorset and the surrounding area and find accommodation.  (12/06/2019)

Windsurfing at the OTC

The Official Test Centre (OTC) is the windsurfing partner of the National Sailing Academy and during the Optimist Nationals, they will be offering a 10% discount on their RYA accredited courses (Start, Intermediate, Advanced, Foiling) to those associated with the event. To book your course, please call the centre on 01305 230296 / 07817 717904, and provide a deposit to confirm your course. You will also need to provide evidence that you are associated with the Nationals, stating the name of the sailor you are associated with. For more information, email The OTC on info@otc-windsurf.com
  
(13/05/2019)

Andrew Simpson Centre

The Andrew Simpson Centre located on site can offer additional activities for siblings and parents of sailors attending the Nationals and 1 hour Try A Boat sessions in 29ers, 420s, Fevas and Lasers for transitioning sailors. Please see their website for further details and booking information. Use code SAILON19 for a 10% discount on all 2 day and week long bookings.



  
(13/05/2019)


Clubhouse

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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main Fleet - Senior QS £195.00 £235.00
Main Fleet - Junior QS £195.00 £235.00
Regatta Racing £220.00 £270.00
Regatta Coached £250.00 £300.00

Late fee applies from 17 June

Information



EVENT SPONSORS


Be a sponsor
Please join us as a sponsor at the 2019 Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships.

There are many opportunities to showcase your brand at the British Nationals from individual and company sponsorships.

Please see the attachments for further information or email: marketing@optimist.org.uk
Sponsor benefits
Find out the benefits your organisation will gain from being a sponsor.

Platinum sponsors




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Silver Sponsors





Bronze Sponsors



RIB Fleet Information


RIB Sign-up sheet
This is where to register your RIB, if you would like to bring one to the event to be part of the Safety Fleet under the control of the Safety Officer and Principal Race Officer. If you do not have a RIB and want to get on the water, please then please sign up on the Rib Volunteer Sheet.

If you are a Coach or parent not wanting to be part of the Safety Fleet there will be a RIB Registration at the event on Saturday afternoon.
RIB Crew Volunteer Sign Up Sheet
This is where to register if you do not have a RIB and want to get on the water as a RIB crew.
RIBS signed up
This is a list of WPNSA, Class and Parent RIBS signed up for the Nats 19.

The allocation of these RIBs to the Safety Fleet and other roles and notification sent as soon as possible.
RIB Expenses Policy
This document sets out the policy for claiming expenses when individuals provide their own or club
owned RIBs for use as part of the IOCA (UK) Safety Fleet at Major Events and/or for coaching use at
Squad or Team Training or when they collect, deliver and return the class-owned RIBs.
Xtremity RIB Charter
xtremity.net are pleased to offer ribs for charter for the duration of the Optimist Nationals, delivered and launched ready for use. Please contact mark@xtremity.net or 01329 663883 for further information.

Notice of Race


Notice of Race
Notice of Race for the Junior, Senior and Regatta Fleets.
Main Fleet Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy with you to the event.



Regatta Fleets Documents


Snap Shackle and Strop
All you need to know about setting up your boat for the Nationals 19.

Regatta Fleet Sailing Instructions
Download and print a copy of the Sailing Instruction and bring them with you.
Regatta Fleet - What to Bring
This is a very useful checklist of what you will need to bring with you to the Nationals.
Under 8 Policy
If you have a sailor who is under the IOCA age 8 who wants to enter the Nats 19 have a look at the Under 8's Policy.

Event Newsletters


Newsletter #1
Newsletter #2

The Event Booklet


Event Booklet
This booklet has all the information you need for you arrival and while you are at the event.

Download a copy and bring it with you.

Accommodation


Red House Properties
Contact Red House Properties for accommodation in Weymouth and Portland.
Accommodation
This information on accommodation has been put together by the venue - WPNSA.
Campers and Caravans
There are camper and caravan pitches available at the venue - WPNSA.

Booking should be made directly with the WPNSA.
Visit Dorset
This is an link for accommodation located close to the event venue - WPNSA.

Charter Boats




Racing Dinghies Charters
IBI Sailing

IBI Sailing Ltd are offering charter Optimists for the Nationals 2019 for 450 for the week.

Blueblue hull with Optimax Mk 111 spars, Optiparts epoxy racing foils, aluminium trolley and top cover. The package includes bailers, paddle, mast lock, mainsheet and all the other small items needed.

The boats will be delivered to the venue WPNSA for the Nationals and collected afterwards.

If extra days are required for training the charge is 20 per day.
There is also a charge of 20 per boat for insurance.


Click on the title to go to the IBI wedsite.

IBI Sailing Ltd
Telephone 01243 513002
www.ibisailing.co.uk
email: sales@ibisailing.co.uk

P & B Charter Boats
7 days charter 446 ex Vat

Winner 3D Stars, immaculate condition.
BlackGold Med spars
Trolley
Cover
Foil Bag
New N1 foils
Praddle, mast lock, bailers

50% Deposit to be paid in advance by 1st of May

Contact details:
tel: 01604 592808 email: info@pinbax.com

3rd Party Insurance


Noble Marine Insurance

All overseas competitors will require, as a minimum, 3rd Party Insurance. If your existing insurance provider is not able to cover you for this event you could if you choose contact our insurance partners Noble Marine directly via the Noble Marine web-site and complete the on line proposal form. The policy provided will be a temporary third party only policy for this event only.

The premium is 28.00 GBP for third party indemnity of 5,000,000, with no refunds being applicable for termination of the policy. Policy documents will be e-mailed using the provided e-mail address.

IOCA SELECTOR NOTICES


Endeavour Trophy 2019

Coaching Opportunities


Coaching Opportunities Nationals 2019
Applications are now open for Regatta Fleet coaching opportunities at the Nationals 2019.

For further information on the roles and details on how to apply please click on the link above.


Any questions

Contact: John.Perham
Email:    Admin@optimist.org.uk



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