578 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Q 4179

+61 7 3396 8666


Open Optimist Fleet


Optimist Winter Series: 5 August – 2 September 2017 (remaining)

See the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the 2017 Optimist Winter Series on the Off the Beach Racing webpage (scroll down to Club Racing)

To enter the Optimist Winter Series (5 August – 2 September 2017), contact the Sailing Academy

The pro-rata fee of $125.00 covers Saturday racing (11:00 – 13:00) and training (14:00 – 16:00), and a further $100.00 a month covers training on Thursday afternoons and coach support at selected QLD regattas.

As the 2016/17 Summer Season comes to an end, the Open Optimist Fleet prepares for the Optimist Winter Series (Training Program with Racing); tailored by the Sailing Academy and the new RQYS Optimist Coaches. It is imperative that anyone intending to participate, enters the series by contacting the Sailing Office. The cost for the Winter season is pro-rata $125.00. Another $100.00 per month applies for those who will be training on Thursday afternoons and will require coach support at regattas. The program recommences 5 August 2017. All results will be published online on the RQYS Results page.


The RQYS Open Optimist Fleet is a development initiative to encourage young sailors who have moved through Green and Intermediate fleet, to continue on and improve on their racing and strategy. Through training and racing with Open Fleet, and as a part of the Club Racing program, students prepare for State and National level competition.

To qualify to sail with the Open Optimist Fleet, sailors must:

1) Have a current, financial RQYS Junior Membership.

2) Have entered and at least paid the $125.00 Winter Series entry which covers the program. Additional $100.00/month for those training on Thursdays and/or require regatta support.

For more information call 3396 8666 and ask for the Sailing Office.