IOCA UK (International Optimist Class Association – United Kingdom). For advice and help on further training, sailing events and general Optimist stuff – IOCA UK are here to help your children get as much out of the class as possible. The Thames Valley Rep is David Baddeley who can be contacted via email:


Papercourt Sailing Club was voted the RYA Club Of The Year for 2013. It’s a friendly and sociable club with fantastic facilities and year-round sailing! Contact the club for info on becoming a member or if you wish to hire the premises for an event. The address is: Polesden Lane, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6JX – 01483 223 904


Guildford Marine is a local chandlery selling everything from wetsuits to Optimist boat parts. They have been a great supporter of ICS for many years, they have an extensive range, provide a goodservice and they’re just up the road. One of the owners, Chris Granger, is an ex-commodore of Papercourt Sailing Club. They can be found at 13 Manor Way, Woking, Old Woking, Surrey GU22 9JX – 01483 756909