Category Archives: Optimist

IOCA – Pathway event

Weir Wood sailing club held a very successful weekend with an Optimist South East zone training session on Saturday followed by a pathway session on Sunday with a fleet of RYA transition race boats to help these sailors select their next boat option/s.

  • Laser 4.7
  • RS Feva
  • 420
  • 29ers

These sailors were supported by national class coaches out on the water.

We had 15 or so sailors enjoying a full day of sailing these different boats.

Weir Wood SC is hoisting another Optimist training session 

Date Saturday 1st Dec

Two coaching groups;

  • Progression Optimist sailors
  • Race optimist sailors.

Still space to attending – registration – https://webcollect.org.uk/iocasoutheast/category/winter-training

Note to parents, even if your child doesn’t want to sail next weekend.  Why not come and see what the optimist class association has to offer in the SE region along with their national programme along with a chance to discuss the RYA junior / youth programmes.

Brett Lewis the Optimist class rep will be in site to answer any questions along with WWSC members Chris Hopkins, Andy Kerr (IOCA SE region lead coach) and John Hamilton

Optimist Winter Training

IOCA SE will be running a series of training days between December 2018 and February 2019 across four locations in the South East. The first event is at Weirwood on the 1st December.

At each session we plan to run sessions aimed at two levels of ability with a different coach for each group. Inline with IOCA guidelines we will run Regatta level and Main Fleet level. Please insure you enter a session that is best suited to your sailors ability.

Registration and further details can be found here