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(Postponed) BGSC Optimist Open Meeting 2021

19th June, 09:30 - 17:00

Barnt Green Sailing Club

Postponed until 4th Sept 2021

Event Information

There will be 4 races with two in the morning back to back, ashore for lunch and then two races in the afternoon. The competitor briefing will be at 10.30am with the first race at 11am. Race officers please attend at 9:30am.

In addition to prizes for the overall event winner, we have "Rising Star" prizes for sailors who have not previously been members of an RYA or IOCA training squad (aka Regatta fleet). We look forward to welcoming some new faces!

Barnt Green Sailing Club will be running this event in line with RYA and Government Covid 19 guidelines. Please enter online before the event as entries on the day will not be accepted. Entry is restricted to 30 sailors initially. To enter the event, please book online here


Campervan parking is available overnight before the event - please contact Bob Suggitt, commodore of BGSC to book in advance on 07964 853685 or


There will be an official coach who will provide encouragement and support to the back few sailors in the regatta fleet during the races. In addition the conditions and abilities of the sailors will be reviewed on the day and we may offer the opportunity for regatta fleet sailors to participate in some coaching exercises to warm up, joining the racing later in the day.


Bacon baps will be available during registration and lunch will also be available for sailors and families. To help us plan numbers, please indicate on the booking form if you would like lunch. Please remember a face mask must be worn inside the clubhouse.

Hire Boats

There are a limited number of club optimist boats available to hire. If you wish to use a club boat, please select that option below when entering and on the entry form enter zero as your sail number.

Organising Authority

The Organising Authority for this event is Barnt Green Sailing Club ("BGSC"). IOCA Midlands will act as an agent of BGSC in administering entries and managing data (through this web page) and collecting entry fees through online banking (which will be passed on to BGSC). IOCAs GDPR and Data Protection policies are published here.


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Last updated 12:49pm on 18 June 2021

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