Optimist Open Training

Enhance your racing by joining our open training! The training will run alongside the youth squad pathway to support the sailors learning and help them pursue their racing goals. This training is for all abilities; whether you are learning the fundamentals of the Optimist or moving through the squad system, these clinics will benefit your sailing.

We are extremely grateful to our partners, Nautivela, who have provided us with the use of an Optimist fleet, and Olimpic Sails for kitting the boats out with brand new sails, enabling us to further increase participation within the team.

To make this level of sailing accessible to all, and in line with the Andrew Simpson Foundation’s charitable objectives, we are pleased to be able to offer equipment and training subsidies to those who may not ordinarily be provided with the opportunity to participate. If you feel like you would benefit from support for this training series, either through subsidies or use of equipment, then please contact hermione@andrewsimpsonfoundation.org for an application form.

Useful Info

Our experienced Optimist coaches will run adaptable sessions tailored to the individual needs. This will be delivered through split ability groups focusing on specific objectives.

Once you have completed your booking you will receive a confirmation e-mail with joining instructions attached. This will detail the timings and set up of each training weekend. We look forward to seeing you out on the water!

Spring and Summer Clinics:

13th – 14th April 2019 at ASWC, Reading

28th – 29th May 2019 at ASWC, Reading

15th – 16th June 2019 at ASWC, Portland

13th – 14th July 2019 at ASWC, Portland

24th – 25th July 2019 at ASWC, Portland

Meet the Coaches

James Parker-Mowbray

Optimist South West lead squad coach
Ex-Optimist, Laser and 420 squad sailor

Aaron Smith

Previous Optimist squad coach
Ex-Optimist and Feva Champion, Laser squad sailor