British National & Open Championships 3 - 8 August 2024


The IOCA UK British & Open Championships are being held at Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, Pwllheli, North Wales on the 3 - 8 August 2024. Pwllhelii and the waters of Tremadog Bay are widely regarded as being one of the best dinghy sailing venues in the UK. The IODA Euros were held there in 2015 and you can read a report of that event here. For more information about Plas Heli have a look at their prospectus

The event will open on Saturday 3 August with Registration in the afternoon and racing on Sunday 4th through to Thursday 8th August. There will be a sailors' party on the Thursday evening, with Friday being the departure day.

Notice of Race

Three fleets for the Nationals 2024

For the Nats 24 there will be a Main Fleet Senior and Junior, a Racing Regatta Fleet and a Coached Regatta Fleet (find more information on which fleet is right for you here. 

GBR Sailors entry

GBR sailors must be current IOCA UK member for 2024.  Join the class or renew membership before making an online entry.

International Sailor entry

International sailors must be a current member of a National Optimist organisation. When entering please select 'International' entry.

Class Sponsors

Gill marine