Category Archives: Optimist

Boxing Day at WWSC

Boxing Day at Weir Wood is always special. Join us for the ever-popular Boxing Day race (one race, 11am start). Work off the figgy pudding and enjoy the Boxing Day race with your friends. Everyone welcome whether you want to race or just socialise off the water. Rachael, Annie and Simon will be offering mince pies and mulled wine, and there will be prizes for the first youth helm, first youth crew and best-dressed boat.

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 –

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