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IOCA UK is run by a committee of elected volunteers.

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Sarah Gosling


Chairs the IOCA committee and a  Director of IOCA(UK) Ltd.

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Stephen Wright

Vice Chair

Vice Chair of the IOCA committee and a Director of IOCA(UK) Ltd.

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David Davies


David handles membership enquiries and advises the Class on Legal matters. He is Company Secretary and a Director of IOCA(UK) Ltd. As the longest standing member of the Committee he provides a useful perspective on all Committee matters.

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David Campbell-James


President of IOCA(UK), Chair of the Selection Committee and Class PRO. David is an International Race Officer, has had children in the Optimist Class and brings a wealth of experience to the Committee.

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Richard Bourke


Richard oversees all financial matters for the Class, including events, training, expenses, teams and generally keeping IOCA running efficiently.

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Rob Garlick

Safety Officer

Rob oversees on-the-water safety for the Class and manages the Safety Fleet at national events.

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Suzie Holland

Sailing Secretary

Suzie oversees the organisation of our national championship racing events. 

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Carren Bell

Regional Development Officer

Responsible for supporting Optimist training and racing at a regional level, working with the regional reps and Hatty Morsley, our Class Development Officer

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Andy Byrne

National Training Officer

Organises the national training program for the Optimist Class in the UK

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Victoria Perratt

Teams Officer

Organises the IOCA(UK) / GBR teams visiting international events.

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Fanny Rogers

Deputy Teams Officer

Supports the teams officer sending our sailors to international events.

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Jono Pank

Equipment Officer

Manages IOCA RIBs, trailers  and anything else equipment-related belonging to the Class. 

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Dr. Alex Keegan

Child Welfare Officer

Alex leads on child welfare and safe-guarding issues for the Class.

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Will Welfare

Technical Officer

Head Measurer for the Class, advises and represents the Class on all technical matters. Do contact Will if you would like to find a Class Measurer in your area.

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Filippo Di Salle

Volunteers Officer

Filippo oversees the recruitment and coordination of volunteers for IOCA events.

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Andy "Sandy" Ramus

Marketing & Communications Officer

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John Perham


John is our part-time administrator and is regularly seen in the race office at our racing events. John has many years of experience in the Optimist Class and contributes to all aspects of the day-to-day running of the Association.

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