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Barnt Green Optimist Open Meeting 2021   iCal entry for this event

Saturday 4th September 2021 - Barnt Green Sailing Club

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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) and prizes for sailors competing in their first event. We look forward to welcoming some new faces!

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. Competitors joining the training exercises in the morning should also be rigged and ready by 10.30am. 

Please enter online before the event as entries on the day will not be accepted. 


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


Steph Harding, who has coached the Optimists in the RYA Zone Squad and Regional Training Group for several years, will be joining us for the day. In the morning there will be an additional briefing to build their confidence and then encouragement and support during the races for the regatta fleet (particularly the back few sailors).   


Bacon baps will be available during registration and lunch will also be available for sailors and families. The lunch menu is likely to be; pasta bake with/without sausages (so vegetarian option) and jacket potatoes with beans/ cheese. To help us plan numbers, please indicate on the form if you would like lunch. 


The address of the club is Barnt Green Sailing Club, Upper Bittell Reservoir, Cofton Church Lane, Cofton Hackett, Birmingham, B45 8BH. For directions click here

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 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

Class Open Training - Winter 2021

Whilst the sailors are out on the water we will hold a parents meeting on shore to orgainse the class association open  training programme for the Midlands for the next six months. This is usually one day per month through the winter, held at a variety of clubs across the Midlands, and using qualified race coaches.  

How To Enter Online

Please enter online at the bottom of this page and make payment via bank transfer. 


Location: Barnt Green Sailing Club


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Description Date Availability Places
Bookings Price Book
Main Fleet Entry (If you have previously been selected for an RYA or IOCA winter training squad) 19-06-2021 closed 15 £12
Regatta Fleet Entry (All other sailors) 19-06-2021 closed 15 £0
Regatta Fleet Entry + Club Boat Hire 19-06-2021 closed 6 £22
Entry + boat hire from BGSC 04-09-2021 closed full show £22
Entry with own boat 04-09-2021 closed show £12