Burghfield and Spinnker Opens and Zone Squad
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Burghfield SC Open 3rd September

Is now open for entry.  There will be a Main Fleet and Regatta Fleet.
The Burghfield Open is an indicator for Zone Squad.  If your sailor is applying for Zone Squad, they must sail in Main Fleet.
If you want to change your entry from Regatta Fleet to Main Fleet, please contact David Baddeley at
Note:  Regatta Fleet is currently full and operating a waiting list.  However, more places may be made available, so please enter on the waiting list, and check the website for updates.

Spinnaker SC Open 17th September

Is now open for entry.  There will be a Main Fleet and Regatta Fleet.
This is the last event in the Series.  We have some fantastic prizes to hand out, including 2 stunning new trophies for the Series winners, and some great Rooster® kit.

Pre-Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker

Is now open for entry
This course takes place over six full days based at Spinnaker (Ringwood) over the winter period from October through to March.
The aim is develop and improve the sailors boat skills, experience and confidence such that they can rapidly progress through the IOCA Regatta , Transition and Main fleets the following Spring
We are looking for a parent to take over the co-ordination of the Spinnaker training.  If you are interested, please contact Ian Cole at

Applying for Zone Squad

For those of you thinking of applying for Zone Squad this year, the qualifying events that you need to sign up for are:
  • 3rd Sep: Burghfield Open (you must sail in Main Fleet)
  • 24/25th Sep: Zone Champs in Weymouth (you must sail in Main Fleet)
  • 1st Oct: Training at Spinnaker (event not open yet)
Plus, you must apply on the RYA website.  Details about the Zone Squad weekends are on the RYA site here.

Southern Traveller Series Results

The lastest Series results: The Southern Traveller Series is sponsored by Rooster®

Bosham SC Open 4th September

Bosham SC is running a one-day Open Regatta on 4th September.

They have a beautiful and sheltered setting for their Open in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Chichester Harbour.
They will be running two fleets (main and regatta) and expect a good turnout locally as well as from other clubs.
They hope to welcome sailors from far and wide and of all standards.

Note:  This event is not part of the Traveller Series.

Get Involved

For the last year, IOCA South has not had an Area Rep.  So, to reduce the amount that any one person needs to do, we have split the role up into 4.  Gillian Schonrock has taken on the role of Treasurer.  Huge thanks to Ian Cole for running the Spinnaker training, and we are now looking for someone to take over this role.  We are also looking for 2 more people to join us:
  • Spinnaker Training.  Book the venue, hire coaches, manage entries, and co-ordinate the training.
  • Newsletters.   Create and send out newsletters, just like this one.
  • Events.  Co-Ordinate the Southern Traveller Series and Area Champs.  You don't need to run the events themselves, just co-ordinate with the event organisers and sponsor, sort out series prizes etc.
Neither role will take up much time, or require any special skills or experience.  Click here for more details.
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