IOCA events

Pwllheli 2011 122There are now 4 main IOCA events, known collectively as the ranking events as they are used to provide the fleet rankings. A regatta fleet is run alongside the main fleet at most of these events for less experienced sailors. These are:

Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships - held at Grafham Water over a weekend in May

Volvo Gill Optimist National and Open Championships - held at a sea venue over a week July/August, though this is no longer a ranking event. The main fleet is slpit into juniors (12 and under) and seniors. Regatta fleet is split into mini racers, regatta coaching and transition (formerly regatta racing). For 2016 this will be at Largs 30th July - 5th August.

Volvo Gill Late Summer Championships - introduced as the 2nd ranking event in 2015. A weekend event in Spetember, held at a sea venue. For 2016 this is HISC.

Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championships - held at Rutland Water over a weekend in October

There are also 2 other IOCA events:

Volvo Gill Optimist Winter Championships
Volvo Gill Optimist Spring Championships