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Optimist Open Meeting

30 June and 1 July 2018


After seven races winner of the Optimist Open Regatta Fleet is Eddie Dorsett of Parksone YC.

Second was Henry Camm of Warsash SC and third was Oliver Evans of Parkstone YC.

No further racing was possible for the Main Fleet on Sunday, so results remain as Saturday.

Overall Henry Keegan won from Finian Morris and Katy Jenkins who were tied on six points.

Full results available here

Good selection of images available here

Please see the conditions and limits below on parking motorhomes at HISC.

The regatta is open to all InternationalOptimist class dinghies. There will be two fleets sailing on separate course areas; a main (open) fleet, and a ‘regatta fleet’.

The regatta fleet is intended for younger or less experienced helms, and entries in this fleet will be accepted at the discretion of the organizing authority.

Official Event Documents

Notice of Race - available here  (posted 04/06/2018)

Sailing Instructions - available here (posted 29/06/2018)


Entry per boat £35

Online entry entry limit reached - Entry now closed.

Please contact the Office for late entry availability +44 (0)23 9246 3768 


Racing will take place in Hayling Bay or Chichester Harbour, Tidal Sets available here.

Registration for competitors on Saturday 30 June from 09:00 hrs.

Briefing for competitors on Saturday 30 June at 10:30hrs.

HISC General Information

HISC Competitor Information Sheet - Available Here

Reception is open daily: 09:00 - 17:00 - Tel: +44 (0)23 9246 3768

The Bar is open daily: 11:00 - 23:00.

The Restaurant is open daily: Breakfast 08:00 - 10:30, Lunch 12:30 - 14:30, Dinner: 19:00 - 21:00.

Packed Lunches will be available to purchase from the Snack Bar from: 09:00hrs

Accommodation is available at HISC - Click Here

How to get to Hayling Island SC - Click Here

Harbour Chandlers are on site, they can be contacted on 07855 440 605.

Boat Parking

Trailer storage will be in a designated area in the Carpark next to the Lifeboat station, please ensure all trailers are labelled with owners name and sail number.

Mobile homes/camper vans

We are not allowed to open the site for motorhomes on a regular weekend basis.

See the Mobile homes/camper vans rules

Note: We have an  exemption for the Optimist event, but with limits and conditions on the use of the site by motorhomes of members and non-members.

Outside exempted events, motorhomes are not permitted on site.

Contact the HISC Office +44 (0)23 9246 3768 for details.

Please help by abiding with the Camper Van rules so that HISC complies with the law and retains the goodwill of its neighbours.