British Optimist Nationals 2017, Now Open


Please see the below notice from our friends in the British Optimist Association.

We are delighted to invite you and your sailors to REGISTER AND JOIN US at the 2017 Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships.

2017 sees the Optimist class heading back to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in Weymouth, England for our National and Open Championships from 29 July – 4 August 2017.

With super sailing conditions, fleets perfect for those new to sailing in the regatta coached fleet and regatta fleet, and a large main fleet for more experienced and competitive sailors, there will be great competition and excitement for all the 400 or more sailors on the water.

The fun doesn’t stop there though. 2017 sees us celebrating 70 years of the Optimist Dinghy, first designed in 1947! To mark this occasion, we will be organising some special 70th Anniversary events for all to enjoy.

There will be daily prizes and raffles, sailor parties and activities for those on shore – mark your calendars now, cross your fingers for sunshine and come and join us for a great week in Weymouth!

To register please click on the link:…

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