Early Summer Championships 15 - 16 June 2024

The IOCA Early Summers 2024 are being held at the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy on the 15 - 16 June 2024. 



Major Event Instructions   

The Major Event Instructions  contain everything that you need to know about the Early Summers 24. The MEIs are essential reading for both parents and sailors before the event.

Supplementary Sailing Instructions

ES 24 Suppementary Sailing Instructions 

Event Schedule

ES 24 Event Schedule 

IOCA UK Selection Policy 2024 

Coached Regatta

Read Andy Kerr's the Coached Regatta Head Coach, Early Summers 24 Coached Regatta Introduction

  The Selection Policy 2024

Three fleets for the Early Summers 24

For the Early Summers 24 there will be a Main Fleet, a Racing Regatta Fleet and a Coached Regatta Fleet (find more information on which fleet is right for you here.  

Main Fleet - Flights TO BE CONFIRMED

It is very likely that Main Fleet will race in Flights. There will be four flights groups with 2 groups in each start.  The Course and Flight Start Sequence are published in the MEIs. For more information on sailing in Flights have a look at Flights explained 

GBR Sailors entry

GBR sailors must be current IOCA UK member for 2024.  Join the class or renew membership before making an online entry.

International Sailors entry

International sailors must be a current member of their home nation national optimist class association. When entering please select 'International' entry.

Online Entry

On line entry for the Early Summers 24 is now open. Changes to sail numbers can be made on line after entry and no later than the end of Registration on Saturday 15 June 4.

When you have made your entry check that other sailors who have planned to also enther this event have made an entry.

The closing date for entries for the Early Summers 24 is Monday 10th June at 23.59hrs. Entries will not be accepted after this date.

Event Team

Volunteers are required for the Early Summers 24 Event Team there are roles ashore and on the water. If you are new to all this then rest assured that most roles need no prior experience and someone will make sure you know what you are doing! There's information on our webpage and a document which describes the volunteer roles in detail. If you have any questions or are unsure what's required please just email Filippo volunteers@optimist.org.uk

Campervan Bookings 

There are campervan pitches at WPNSA . Bookings are made directly with WPNSA.

Safety Fleet 

Sign up here to bring your own RIB to be included Safety Fleet for the Main and Racing Regatta Fleets. 

Safety Fleet RIB Crew 

Sign up here to be a Helm or Crew on a Safety Fleet RIB. 

Support Vessels and Support Persons

The Major Event Instructions has information on Support Vessels and Support Persons in section 22.

Equipment Declaration 

An online Equipment Declaration must be completed by all sailors in Main Fleet. The Equipment Declaration must be completed by 9.30 am on Saturday 15 June 2024. Changes to the Equipment Declaration must be made by the same time.




Class Sponsors

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