There is a wide variety of winter training available throughout the IOCA South region both centrally and through local clubs.
Once again the IOCA South Pre-Zone Training @ Spinnaker and Bosham is a sell out. If you missed out and are looking for alternative sessions this winter please consider the training being hosted by the Lymington Optimists: Royal Lymington Winter Training Programme
If you’re interested in hosting some training at your club please get in touch with Roger Cerrato
IOCA South Pre-Zone Training (Spinnaker) SOLD OUT
This training runs on 6 Saturdays at Spinnaker Sailing Club, Ringwood, and is ideal for sailors who are doing winter training for the first time. As a practical minimum children taking part must have their own boat and be able to comfortably sail a triangular course in a range of conditions and be willing to race on the water.
Dates: 27/10/18, 22/12/18, 05/1/19, 19/01/19, 23/02/19, 30/03/19
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The cost of the Spinnaker training has risen this year, as it now includes entry for the Regional Regatta, and the additional preparation day for the Head Coach, as well as a small increase in venue costs.
IOCA South Pre-Zone Training (Bosham) SOLD OUT
This training runs on 6 Sundays at Bosham Sailing Club, and is ideal for sailors who are doing winter training for the first time. As a practical minimum children taking part must have their own boat and be able to comfortably sail a triangular course in a range of conditions and be willing to race on the water.
Dates: 14/10/18, 18/11/18, 09/12/18, 06/01/19, 03/02/19, 10/03/19
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For details of Squad based training for the IOCA squads plus RYA Zone squads please visit the main IOCA website.
Club Based Training
A number of clubs run winter training that is open to non-members. Note: Hayling Island and Lymington are all sea-based venues. If we have another windy winter, conditions can be quite challenging. For sailors who are less confident in windy conditions, the IOCA pre-zone training at Bosham and Spinnaker may be more suitable.
Hayling Island Sailing Club
Details to be confirmed. Contact: Brian Staite.
Parkstone Yacht Club
Parkstone Yacht Club no longer offer optimist training to non-members. Winter training is reserved for members only.
Royal Lymington Yacht Club
winter programme here
Contact Valeria Sesto.
If you are running winter training that is open to non-members, and would like to be included here, please contact Roger Cerrato