Bronze Fleet

The Bronze Fleet is an integral part of the Lymington Optimist Flotilla and is run on Sunday mornings.  To participate at Bronze Fleet, children must be a full member of Salterns Sailing Club.  The aim is to give those who have the ability and the will to race Optimists a first class start in familiar waters. We also encourage Bronze Fleeters to join IOCA (the UK’s optimist class association) as this gives many benefits to both the sailors and club.


At the beginning of each new season we are looking for children who are working towards Blue Pennant or above, who are keen enough to learn to race. Children are expected to attend the sessions regularly. There are limited places available for those who wish to use the Bronze Fleet Club Optimists but there are generally spaces for children who have their own GRP Oppies. Our hope is to encourage as many children as we can to own their own boats.

If you are interested, please come to the Bronze Fleet Opening Session at the beginning of the Season or come down any Sunday from 10 am to find out how Bronze fleet works.