Optimist Nationals 2017 Report

Five WKSC junior members and their families travelled to Weymouth to take part in our class National Championships.
The event is a six day event, with the harbour being filled with 380 sails. The overseas competitors included Optimist sailors from Mexico, USA, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Greece, Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia, BVIs, Norway, Bermuda, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, UAE and Turks & Caicos.

Last Launch Optimist Nationals 2017. Thank you Volvo Cars Sailing and @GillMarine

Posted by IOCA UK on Friday, 4 August 2017

The Champion of Champions Race was fun; fantastic to see Alan Williams in an optimist!
The week saw some very strong winds. Despite this the PRO and his team put on a great racing series, testing all in fair and enjoyable racing.
Some fantastic results for the club across the fleets, too many highlights to mention, however most pleasing was to see Holly Wright in regatta fleet doing so well.
The organisers did a fantastic job, and this was a strong week of racing excitement on the water and great fun après sail.
Next year many of us look forward to the Optimist Nationals at Pwllheli 4th to 10th August.