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Welcome to the Optimist Section of HISC Website

HISC Optimists are alive and well and if anybody wants information or input on the 2014 HISC Opi Season then please get in touch with me by email or at the club. 

Update January 2015

HISC winter training.

We have 42 boats signed up for the winter training on the following dates and we are full.

Sun 1 and 22 February, Sun 1, Sat 7 and Sun 8 March 2015

For Optimist training and racing dates in 2015 see the Youth Fixture page.

HISC Sailors currently in RYA/IOCA Squads

Congratulations to the 30 HISC sailors offered places in RYA/IOCA Optimist Squads this Winter . . . HISC is one of the largest clubs in the country in terms of Optimist Squad representation . . .

 Jack Lucas-Clements is our first Optimist National Squad representative for a few years while nearly a quarter of the Optimist Intermediate squad are HISC sailors. A substantial portion of both the South and South East RYA Zone Squads are HISC sailors.

Many of these sailors are signed up for the HISC Optimist Squad which kicked off a few weeks ago with over 30 Optimists out. 

We also say goodbye to a few sailors that have moved on to Fevas, 4.7s, 420s and 29ers this winter - good luck to you all in your new classes.

UK National Squad (1)


UK Intermediate Squad (6)



Alice HANDLEY (place declined to sail a Feva)




Development Squad (4)


James HALL



RYA South Zone Squad (9)

Raulf Berry

David Calder

Fin Dickinson

Freddie Lonsdale

Alice Snook

Julia Staite

Kuba Staite

Harley Stone

Josh Thomas

RYA South East Zone Squad (10)

Arda Battalgazi

Sophie Dorrington

Sam Edwards

Amelia Greene

Keelin Greene

Theo Gumbley

Annie Hammett

Ella Lance

Nancy Rickman

Maggie Rickman

Thank you

Suzie and Paul Hammett
Optimist Fleet Captain(s) optimistcaptain@hisc.co.uk

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