sunsetWeir Wood has a strong, growing and well managed Oppy fleet. The kids have great fun both racing and playing games out on the water.

The Oppy is a surprisingly good youth boat. On first acquaintance it can seem ‘tub’ like and fiddly to rig but rigging is easy once mastered. The open circuit is very well supported, and fleet numbers are the highest of all classes in the UK. It goes well in all conditions, and especially in strong winds when kids have great fun flying around in the sort of winds when most of us have retired to the bar. Another less obvious advantage is small children, once taught, can rig unassisted and recover and sail away from a capsize.

Weir wood Oppy Club meets most Saturday afternoons – see here for more details.

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Contacts: Optimist Club

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