IOCA (UK) 2018 Volvo Gill Optimist
British National & Open Championships

Plas Heli, Pwllheli, North Wales
04/08/2018 - 10/08/2018

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Racing updates


Nats 18 Meeting presentation

This is the presentation that was given by Sharon Davidson Guild, the IOCA Chair at the Nationals 18.  (14/08/2018)

Notice of Meeting

There will meeting in the bar of Plas Heli on Thursday 9 August 18 at 18.30 or after racing.  (09/08/2018)

Day 3 Flights

Senior Main and Junior Main Flights for Day 3 Tuesday 7 Aug 18.

Published 20:34 hrs  

Nationals Newsletter

The newsletter has lots of useful information for your arrival at the British Nationals and for during the week of the event.  (26/07/2018)

Try a Boat - All Spaces Allocated

Due to a fantastic response we have reached capacity for this event. Do let Maryan know if you wish to go on the waiting list in case additional spaces become available.

On the Lay Day on Wednesday there will be the opportunity to sail a 420, 29er and a laser 4.7.

If you would like to try one or more of these boats please send your name, age and the boat or boats you want to try to Maryan Hook development  

Lay day at the Nationals 18

Have a look at the activities for the Lay Day on Wednesday, we have added new activities.  (25/07/2018)

Event Team Sign-Up Sheet

The Nationals 18 needs volunteers ashore and on the water to manage and run the event.

Sign up to be a member of the Nationals 18 Event Team. All parents are welcome to sign-up.

To make corrections and changes contact John -  

Team Racing

The online entry for the Team Racing on line entry is now open.

The Notice of Race has been updated to version 2 to include Team Racing.

The Team Racing Event is open to competitors who are entered into the Regatta Racing Fleet, Junior Main Fleet and Senior Main Fleet.

There will be a confirmed total entry limit of 40 boats.

The entry fee for the event will be 10.00 per boat.

Event information

Information on how to get to the event, accommodation, the sailing area, choosing a fleet and lots more....  (26/03/2018)

IOCA Twitter feed

Click on title to view  (06/08/2018)

IOCA (UK) Annual General Meeting

The IOCA(UK) AGM will take place on Thursday 9th August 2018 Plas Heli at 6.30pm.

Members who wish to place a matter for discussion at the AGM should notify the Secretary in writing at least one month in advance of the General Meeting. Correspondence to be sent to

Please note that nominations for committee roles do not need to be proposed before the AGM.  


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Entry Fees

Fleet Normal Late
Senior Fleet - Qualifiying £195.00 £235.00
Junior Fleet - Qualifying £195.00 £235.00
Regatta Racing Fleet £220.00 £270.00
Regatta Coaching Fleet £250.00 £300.00
Team Racing Fleet £10.00 --


Event Information

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.
Regatta Fleet Guide
Advice on choosing which fleet is right for you.


Newsletter 2
Useful event information.
Be a sponsor
Please join us as a sponsor at the 2018 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 from 100 up to event partner levels and sponsorship in-kind.

Benefits include your logo and link on the Nationals 2018 webpage, logo on event banners and competitor shirts, adverts in the programme and goodie bag inclusion.

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

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Rib launching
If you are launching a RIB this is what you need to know.
Event Programme
Probably the most useful document on this page!


RIB Fleet Information

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 launching
If you are launching a RIB this is what you need to know.
RIB Allocation Sheet
This is the RIB Allocation Sheet version 1 published on 25 July 18.

The allocation has been made from the RIB and RIB Volunteer sign up sheets and there may at this stage be errors and omissions. Please contact with corrections and changes and to add RIBS that were not added to the RIB sign up sheet.

Support RIBS, that are not either safety RIBS or mark layers will need to go to the RIB Registration desk at Registration where an Support RIB flag will be issued.

Main Fleet Documents

Notice of Race - Main Fleet
Download and print or save a copy of the NOR.

NOR update to version 2 to include team racing on 14 July 18 at 1.00pm.
Main Fleet Sailing Instructions
Please download, print and bring a copy with you to the event.

Regatta Fleets Documents

Regatta Coaching and Regatta Fleet Information
Welcome to all Regatta Fleet parents. With only a couple of weeks to go, we hope your sailors are getting excited. We have included some information below, which you might find useful.
Notice of Race - Regatta Fleets
Download and save or print a copy of the Notice of Race.
Coaches for the Optimist Nationals Applications Open
We are looking for a number of coaches for the National Championships 2018 and would welcome applications from qualified coaches and assistants.
Regatta Fleet Sailing Instructions
Download and print a copy of the Sailing Instruction and bring them with you.


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Charter Boats and RIB Charter

Racing Dinghies
IBI Sailing

IBI Sailing Ltd are offering charter Optimists for the Nationals 2018.

Blueblue Optimists. Complete (except sail) with Optimax Mk4 spars, Optiparts racing epoxy foils, trolley, foil bag, bailers, praddle, mastlock, mainsheet. Boats will be available at the Pre-Nationals Clinic.

Prices: 475.00 Insurance 25 extra.

Click on the title to go to the IBI wedsite.

IBI Sailing Ltd
Telephone 01243 513002

3rd Party Insurance

Noble Marine Insurance

If you require 3rd Party Insurance for the event please contact our insurance partners Noble Marine directly via the Noble Marine Website to complete the on line proposal form.

The premium is 28.00 GBP for the event for a third party indemnity of 5,000,000, with no refunds being applicable for termination of the policy. When payment has been made on line, sailors will be able to print off their own policy.

Any questions

Contact: John.Perham

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