King George Optimists

King George Optimist Fleet

The King George flotilla was set-up in 2019 and is an all-year-round Optimist sailing group for children aged 7-14.

The club pathway for sailing is built around two pillars (1) Completed stage two  (2) Experienced sailors

Stage two above (minimum age: 7)

Experienced sailors

  • Aim is to progress sailors into sailing regularly and advancing toward racing level
  • Throughout 2020, we had a regular fleet of over 24 boats Optimist-based with 10 Club Optibats for beginner fleet and 14 member owned boats
  • Progression toward IOCA regatta and main fleet encouraged
  • Course details are located here http://www.kgsc.camp9.org/sys/website/?pageId=1245083

Training Schedule

  • Regular Sunday coaching with half and full day options
  • Tuesday evening personal handicap racing in the summer months (May to August)
  • Virtual Regatta on-line racing during lockdowns
  • Holiday camps in all school holidays (Except Christmas break)
  • Team attending local, regional and national events – both for training in other conditions (sea, river etc) and big fleet racing experience
  • Email optimists@kgsc.org.uk for further information