Oppie sailors

Oppie sailors

Welcome to Medway YC Optimist

Medway YC Optimist are a recognised IOCA (UK) flotilla and our aim is to take young sailors from Beginners and ready to race in Regatta fleet and Main fleet IOCA (UK) events

Medway YC Optimist helps to introduce children aged 7 and over to sailing. Developing their sailing skills and confidence on the water in an informal environment. Our aim is to given them the best start to their sailing career. We use Optibat boats for the Beginners with a view to quickly get them into the racing Optimist fleet.


Beginners Fleet

The Beginner fleet is for young sailors aged 6 and upwards. The only requirement for joining Beginner Oppies is that the young sailor must be able to swim 25 metres with a lifejacket and be capable of righting a capsized Oppie in wind conditions force 2 to 3 (although we won’t be testing that on the first day!) and are committed to learning to sail.

There are 12 morning sessions for Beginners in 2019. Additionally there will be two, two day courses of IOCA (UK) Coached Beginners sessions in 2019, one in May and one in August. We will use the IOCA (UK) log books and follow the IOCA Beginners course. Sailors can stay in Beginners and just enjoy sailing at MYC or progress into the MYC Optimist Racing Team.


Racing Optimist team

The Racing Optimist team aims to prepare young sailors that want to race Optimist at Club, Regional and National levels. We have sailors who regularly attend IOCA (UK) major Regattas and are members of the RYA L&SE Zone Squad. We also host IOCA (UK) South East Open training, RYA L&SE Zone Squad Training and support KSSA regattas. We sail thought the season season.


South East Travellers Series 

New for 2019 is the IOCA SE Travellers Series, MYC is the pleased to host on June 16th details here > https://webcollect.org.uk/iocasoutheast



 Brett Lewis– Oppie Flotilla Leader 2019

Facilities, Helpers & Safety

Sailing schedule

How to join us

What to wear