578 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Q 4179

+61 7 3396 8666


Open Optimist Fleet


Open Optimist Winter Series: April – September 2017

The fee of $250.00 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.

Enter in Youth Week 30 June – 4 July
Late Entry Effective: 2359 on Thursday 22 June 2017

Enter in Sail Brisbane 6 – 9 July 2017
Late Entry Effective: 2359 on Thursday 22 June 2017

NOTICE: 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 Coach, Mel Hitchens Haw. It is imperative that anyone intending to participate, enters the season through the MyCentre link above. The cost for the Winter season is $250.00 + Membership, and will cover April 2017 – September 2017, excluding the whole month of July 2017. Another $100.00 per month applies for those who will be training on Thursday afternoons and will require coach support at regattas. The program commences 22 April 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 $250.00 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.