Oppie & Topper Club
Oppie & Topper Club information for 2023
Oppie & Topper Club will be run during the summer on most weekends when there is a suitable tide.
Group 1: Competent Stage 1
We will be focusing on your boat handling techniques and helping you to gain confidence. This is a great path to make sure you have the skills required to participate in junior week.
Group 2: Learn to race
This group will follow the RYA start to race syllabus including race starts, tactics, using the 5 essentials (Sail trim, Boat trim, Balance, Dagger board, Course made good) to the best effect. Hopefully, this group will join Group 3 for some of the races.
Group 3: Racing
This group will have at least 2 races (3 ideally) each Oppie & Topper club session. All points will count to our Oppie and Topper club trophy which will be awarded at the conclusion of our sessions on the 6 th of August.
Competent Topper Racers
Unlike last year, competent Topper sailors who want to join in the regular Club races taking place in parallel with an O&TC event do not need to sign up for Oppie & Topper Club. Instead let us know via the WhatsApp Group and follow the regular sign-on arrangements for Club races.
Please remember this means that you as their parent will need to sign your child in and out on race day. If you wish, you can authorise another adult to sign on your behalf and they they then take responsibility for ensuring your child's boat is seaworthy and your child is competent for the conditions.
The aim will be to help our young sailors progress towards racing.
Parent volunteers will be needed to help on the rescue boats, so please sign up for a duty via the online Club Roster. Also be aware this is not a "drop and run" session for parents of young sailors. They will need to be helped with rigging and launching before parents leave and, as with all WWSC junior events, parents must commit to be able to return to the creek within 20 minutes if needed.
Need a Club Dinghy?
If you need to rent a Club SailQube or Topper for the session you'll have to book this separately (and we recommend doing this first). It's a private rental so you will need to be approved to do this.
Booking will be via the website and you can stay in touch by joining the OTC WhatsApp Group here. Subject to demand, you can book right up to the Thursday before the event. You won't be billed until after the session in case it has to be cancelled due to weather but please read the refund policy carefully in case you need to cancel. Below are the dates currently programmed:
Last updated 22:24 on 22 August 2023