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Easter Regatta Fleet Training @ Warsash Sailing Club 11th to 13th April

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.

IOCA South winter training expands to Bosham

IOCA South winter training has expanded to a second location – at Bosham Sailing Club.

The course takes place over five full days over the winter period from November through to March.  The aim is develop and improve the sailors boat skills, experience and confidence such that they can rapidly progress through the IOCA Regatta, Transition and Main fleets the following Spring.

Click here for more details.