IOCA Late Summer Championships 2022

Brightlingsea Sailing Club

27th - 28th August 2022

This year the event is being held at Brightlingsea Sailing Club, a historic sailing venue on the Essex coast with sailing competitions dating back to 1888. The club, which hosted the Fireball national championships in June, are looking forward to welcoming a large fleet of Optimist sailors over the August bank holiday weekend. 

Camping including camper van space is available on a site next door to the club and a BBQ is planned for the Saturday night. 

Please see the Event Page on our website for further details.

Racing will take place on the Saturday and Sunday, with the bank holiday Monday being left free. 

Sailors will compete in Main and Regatta fleets, with consideration given to forming an intermediate (Silver) fleet depending on entry numbers.

If you'd like to volunteer to help on the beach, in the race office, or one of the Committee Boats please add your name to the sign up sheet, or email [email protected]

Sign up details for safety boat, mark layers and measurers - all RIB-based roles - will be posted shortly.

Entries close at 00:00:00 on 28/08/2022.
» Main Fleet: 69 places remaining.
» Regatta Racing: 57 places remaining.


The following additional item is available to purchase for this event:

Barbecue Ticket - Saturday evening - £7.50 Show details

The BBQ menu will include either a piece of grilled chicken breast or beef burger (with or without cheese & fried onions) and a butcher’s sausage served with a bap, green salad, chopped tomatoes & cucumber. The vegetarian option will be haloumi and vegetable skewers. All hopefully served on the beach, weather depending, if not from the galley.


Early Entry fee of £70 
Late entry increases have been suspended for this event.

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Brightlingsea Sailing Club

Brightlingsea Sailing Club
Oyster Tank Road
United Kingdom