2018 Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships
Grafham Water SC
19/05/2018 - 20/05/2018

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Racing updates


Inlands 2018 - Coach Debrief

Read the feedback form the Coaches who were on the water at the Inlands 18.  (23/05/2018)

The Rig and Boat - Basics

Top tips from the Coaches at the Inlands 18  (23/05/2018)

GWSC arrival information

Information on arriving at GWSC and other event information.  (17/05/2018)

Winter Squad Selection Policy 2018-19

This event is part of the winter squad selection series and the Main fleet results will count towards Winter squad selection. Details in Squad Policy Document on right.  (15/05/2018)

Inland Championships 2018

The Inland Championships is the second of eight annual IOCA (UK) national events.

Last year the Inlands attracted 265 sailors with 206 in the Main Fleet and 59 in the Regatta Fleet. It is anticipated that the entry will be similar this year.

The Inlands is the first of three ranking events for Main Fleet sailors.

IOCA (UK) is pleased to be working in conjunction with Grafham Water Sailing Club to deliver the event. GWSC offers camping and campervan pitches on site, the galley will be open all weekend and there are good vantage points for watching the racing from the shore and top floor of the club house.


IOCA (UK) membership

GBR sailors will need to be 2018 IOCA (UK) members to compete in the Inland Championships.  (18/04/2018)

International Sailor entry fees

International (non GBR sailors) should contact admin@optimist.org.uk for information on payment of the entry fees.  (09/04/2018)

Event Team Sign-Up Sheet

We need all families to help out over the weekend - please sign up for a duty as soon as possible to ensure the event runs smoothly.

There are Duties ashore and on-the-water.

To make changes and amendments to Event Team Sign-Up Sheet, contact admin@optimist.org.uk  

Camping and Camper Vans

Campers and Campervans must only use the allocated pitches.

Collect the camping permit from the GWSC office.  

Arriving Early

If you are arriving early and intend to sail on Friday please check in with the GWSC office before going afloat.  (09/01/2018)

Venue information

The Inland Championships are being held at Grafham Water Sailing Club.  (09/01/2018)


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Main Fleet £50.00 £60.00
Regatta Fleet £50.00 £60.00

Late fee applies from 8 May


Class Membership

IOCA Membership
In order to participate in this event you must be a member of IOCA(UK). If you are not already a member, click on the title to take you to the online membership application.

Event Team Sign-up Sheet

RIB Sign-Up Sheet

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 then please sign up on the Rib Volunteer Sheet.
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.
RIB Allocation sheet
The sheet details of the allocation of RIBS and crews.
Rib Expenses Policy
Click on the title for IOCA (UK) RIB Expenses Policy.

Event Documents

Major Event Instructions (MEIs)
Download and save or print a copy of the MEIs.

Read these together with the SSIs.
Notice of Race
Download and print or save a copy of the NOR for the Inland Championships.
Supplementary Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy with you to the event.

These Supplementary Sailing Instructions (SSIs) should be read in conjunction with the Major Event Instructions (MEIs) below.

Main Fleet Flights
The main Fleet is divided into 4 Flights. Registration will be by Flights.

Flight changed on Friday 18 May.

Please check you may have changed flight.


IOCA (UK) 2018 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.

Event Information

Event programme
Download and print a copy of the timetable so you will know what is planned for the weekend and when you need to be ready.

B3 Protocol

B3 Protocol
Protocol for supporting B3 visually impaired sailor at the Inlands 2018.
Winter Squad 2018-19 Selection Policy
IOCA UK Winter Squad Selection Policy 2018-19

GBR Team 2017 Information

Venue Information

Directions and local accommodation
Directions to Grafham Water Sailing Club, details of local accommodation, and other information are available on the Club website - http://www.grafham.org

Entrants and authorised guests are temporary members of Grafham Water Sailing Club during the period of the event and shall comply with Club Rules and Bylaws. Failure to observe these may result in exclusion from the club premises.

Check Clean and Dry
Grafham is infested with killer shrimp (not known to eat Oppy sailors, but they will tickle bare legs if you stand in the shallows!).

Do not leave trolleys in the water.

All boats and trolleys will be washed down before they are allowed to leave site - please volunteer to help!


Any questions

Contact: IOCA Administrator & Events Manager
Email:    admin@optimist.org.uk
Tel No:   07713499225

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