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IOCA North West Open Training


Training and race development for all Optimist helms who are able to sail a triangular course.
The IOCA NW Winter Programme 2019/20 aims to support and develop our young sailors in the North West region.
 IOCA coaches will lead each session, providing skills development and race training in small groups. This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the skills you have learnt through the summer, and gain a head start for next season.
Come, join in and make friends with other optimist sailors from our region.


Who its for: All NW Optimist Helms who are able to sail a triangular course, other regions welcome.
Time: Rigged and Ready for 10am, finish by 4pm
Cost: £150 for all 6 sessions, or £30 each individual session
What to bring: winter sailing kit (drysuit or Winter wetsuit plus layers) woolly hat, winter sailing gloves, racing watch, packed lunch, snacks and a drink in your boat.
The galley at LLSC will be available for parents to make hot drinks.

All sailors will need to have a responsible adult onsite during the day and support from parents/guardians will be needed.


Helms need to be an IOCA member for this event. You can join IOCA here https://www.kbsuk.com/iocauk/ioca000.asp 

Alternatively IOCA day membership may be purchased for an extra £5.


Helms (and parents) have the option to join the winter series at LLSC on Sundays over the winter,  details are on the LLSC website. Boat storage will be available.


Please contact Lindsay or Sally if you have any questions using the link below


Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club


Satnav: Use Postcode WA3 1BQ

Address: Green Lane off Sandy Lane, Lowton, Greater Manchester, WA3 1BJ

Directions: From M6 Junction 23 turn east along A580 towards Manchester. After 3 miles (at third set of traffic lights), turn left immediately before Texaco Filling Station – signposted to Lowton. After 1.5 miles, turn left immediately after the Church Inn (on the left) into Sandy Lane. After ½ mile, turn right into Green Lane and the entrance to the LLSC (if you go round a sharp left hand bend you have gone too far!)


Location: Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club


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Description Date Availability Places
Bookings Price Book
All 6 days 29-11-2019 closed 1 show £150
Training Day 1 30-11-2019 closed full show £30
Training Day 2 04-01-2020 closed full show £30
Training Day 3 01-02-2020 closed full show £30
Training Day 4 29-02-2020 closed 1 show £30
Training Day 5 04-04-2020 closed full show £30
Training Day 6 18-04-2020 closed full show £30