Welcome to the Optimist Section of HISC Website
HISC Optimists are alive and well and if anybody wants
information or input on the 2013 HISC Opi Season then please get in
touch with me by email or at the club. The new season is fast
approaching so I felt it would be timely to mention how our plans
are developing for 2013.
IOCA events have continued
throughout the winter with squads and championships. The next open
event being at Papercourt this Saturday (19 Jan) followed by
Burghfield 26 January. Plenty of choice on 2 and 3 March: Girls
only training at Rutland, an Open meeting at Poole YC and if its
too cold you can hide in the warmth at Alexander Palace for the RYA
Dinghy Show. 9 and 10 March are the Spring Championships at new Opi
venue, West Mercia.
The HISC season will start in late March. Easter training
towards the end of the Easter holidays and half term training in
Moving On, we wish Oscar Wright and
Mathew Hine the very best of luck as they move into bigger boats
later this season. Both young men having been great ambassadors for
our HISC Optimist Fleet, well done. Some of you may also come
across Oscar as he is planning to do some coaching.
I am hoping that within the renewal
mailing coming from the club with your membership packs, handbooks
etc there will be more detailed plans for the new season. Rear
Commodore Anne Marie Wood and her team are working hard to put
together a smart programme of sailing for beginners and experienced
sailors alike. This will include some sail aways and other fun
stuff, team racing, sprint series and conventional coached and
uncoached racing. Sara and Louise the Tera Class Captains have
agreed we will work closely as a fleet with them, so you guys can
all get to sail against each other and know each other better.
HISC is also researching the option of buying a new training
Optimist, which drains and has a sleeved sail.
We hope if this boat arrives we can
rent it to those of you who want to try the world's most successful
youth starter boat. This newly designed Dutch Opi will also host
the current racing rig that the championship boats use. Its had a
seriously good endorsement from senior RYA coaches and IOCA alike.
Hopefully more on this soon. HISC Optimist Open Meeting, main fleet
and regatta fleet 8 and 9 June.
Here's looking forward to a terrific