Bronze Fleet 2019

We are currently seeking a Bronze Fleet Coordinator – can you help?

Bronze Fleet is an integral part of the Lymington Optimist Flotilla and is run on Sunday mornings, usually rigged and ready 10am until midday.

To participate in Bronze Fleet, children must be a full member of Salterns Sailing Club holding Red Pennant or above. The aim is to give those who have the ability and the desire to race in Optimists a first class start in familiar waters.


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 GRP 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.

Once we have a Bronze Fleet Coordinator in place we will be organising a Bronze Fleet Opening Session – check back for more information soon.

We encourage Bronze Fleeters to join IOCA (the UK’s optimist class association) as this gives many benefits to both the sailors and club.

Once participating in Bronze Fleet regularly, sailors may wish to start participating in some local regatta events, such as those organised by IOCA as the Southern Traveller Series.

Saturday 4 May 2019                              Chichester Yacht Club Open
Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 June 2019      Lymington Optimist Open
Sunday 9 June 2019                                 Bosham Optimist Open
Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 June 2019  HISC Optimist Open
Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 June 2019  Parkstone Yacht Club Optimist Open
Sunday 7 July 2019                                  Warsash SC Open
Saturday 20 July 2019                             Mudeford Sailing Club (Regatta Fleet Only)

Saturday 7 September 2019                 Burghfield Optimist Open (start of 2019/2020 series)