sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Optimist British National and Open Championships at Pwllheli SC
Optimist British National and Open Championships at Pwllheli SC

'Optimist British National and Open Championships 2012'    International Optimist Class Association (UK)

Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships 2012 are being held from Monday 13th August in Wales. Some of Britain’s top up and coming young sailors are looking forward to an exciting week of racing at this annual event. Over 500 British and International competitors, including sailors from France, Finland, Dubai, Hong Kong and the USA will once again take to the shores of Pwllheli Sailing Club to battle it out for Championship titles.

Racing is from Monday 13th to Friday 17th August and the event notoriously attracts top young talent looking for competitive, first class racing.

'We are looking forward to heading back to Pwllheli Sailing Club for the Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships. It is a fantastic venue for racing and always delivers a great mix of sailing conditions. This is the 51st Optimist National Championships and we are pleased to see the class continue to attract so many enthusiastic young sailors who are looking for fun but competitive racing.' Said Simon Rogers, IOCA UK Chairman.

Racing throughout the week will be split into five separate categories, the Senior Fleet for those aged thirteen to fifteen, the Junior Fleet for those aged eight to twelve, Regatta Racing aged eight and above and for those that are looking for transition to the Junior fleet, Regatta Coaching for those competing at the event for the first time and Mini Racers aged eight and nine, who are just learning to sail.

In the Senior fleet racing will be highly charged as always with 2012 World Championship squad members, who have recently returned from the Championships in Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic looking to perform against overseas competition.

Aaron Holman 2011 Champion - Optimist British National and Open Championships 2012 -  International Optimist Class Association_(UK)  

Aaron Holman (15, Hollowell Sailing Club) will be looking to defend his 2011 title and Max Clapp (13, Royal Southern Yacht Club) will be looking for an upgrade after finishing second in the Junior fleet.

Fellow World squad member, Milo Gill Taylor (12, Spinnaker Yacht club/ Royal Lymington Yacht Club) will be looking for a repeat performance of last year where he finished first just one point ahead of Max. In the Regatta fleet, 2011 Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Champion, Haydn Swell will be looking for more success after an impressive first place finish in May at the Volvo Gill Optimist Championships, Graftham Water Sailing Club in May.

2012 has been an exciting year for British sailing and the Optimist class with a number of the country’s top sailing talent and former Optimist sailors battling for gold this summer. These sailors act as a huge inspiration for the next generation of Olympic sailors.

'I started my career sailing an Optimist dinghy and the Volvo Optimist National Championships were always an important event for me and one I enjoyed competing at. It is great that the class continues to go from strength to strength, building such talented young sailors and I wish everyone competing next week the best of luck.' Said 1992 Optimist National Champion, Ben Ainslie who this week became the most successful Olympic sailor ever after winning his fourth consecutive gold medal.

International Optimist Class Association UK website


by Sarah Alexander

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100905

5:35 PM Sun 12 Aug 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

01 Aug 2012  420 World and Ladies World Championship 2012 day 2
31 Jul 2012  420 Open and Ladies World Championships day 1
29 Jul 2012  RS500 Championships RS200 and RS400 EuroCup come to a close + Videos
29 Jul 2012  OK Dinghy World Championship Overall
26 Jul 2012  OK Dinghy World Championship - Danish heatwave halts racing
25 Jul 2012  RS100 Europeans - Glorious sailing at Riva Del Garda + Video
25 Jul 2012  RS800 Europeans overall + Video
25 Jul 2012  RS500 World Championships day 2
24 Jul 2012  RS Feva World Championship - Gorgeous conditions on Day 2
24 Jul 2012  RS500 World Championships now underway
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World































































Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall by International Windsurfing Association,




ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature   
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video   
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Registration details   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT