16 enthusiastic young Optimist sailors participated in the latest IOCA (South) training event, hosted by Warsash SC. Although primarily a Regatta fleet event we were joined by some of the South Zone Squad which gave the less experienced sailors a chance to watch and learn from their peers.
Lead coach Will Bedford assisted by John Brooker, Nik Froud and Imogen Kemp kept the sailors busy with a mixture of drills afloat, shore based learning and some informal racing. Judging by the smiles at the end of the training on Friday afternoon everyone had a good time or maybe that was just due to the exceptional selection of cakes for Oppie tea……..
Next on the IOCA South Training calendar is the regional regatta @ Burghfield SC on April 28th https://webcollect.org.uk/burghfield/event/2018-ioca-south-regional-regatta
Following this we have Pre Nationals Training running concurrently at Hamble River SC and Bosham SC on July 25th to 27th. Keep an eye on https://webcollect.org.uk/iocasouth for further details, entries for Hamble & Bosham will open in May.