VIODA Autumn Optimist Camp


The Autumn Optimist Training Camp will be held during the Easter School holidays.  The two day camp will provide an opportunity for all developing sailors from Green, Intermediate and Open to join together in an inclusive training camp.  Work with some of the leading Optimist coaches in Australia, train with friends, share knowledge and most importantly have fun.  


Benefits Include:

  • Great coaches who are familiar with the sailors
  • Green Fleet Fun  
  • ​High coach to sailor ratios (approx. 1:5)
  • Specific training for Optimist Class
  • Excellent preparation for NZ Nationals and Australian Representative Teams
  • Sharing of knowledge with our developing sailors
  • Interstate sailors welcome for billeting and boat loans




VIODA Green Fleet Fun:  

  • Begginner learning to race 
  • Fun Double Hander race with Open Fleet sailor
  • Learning sailing games to improve boat handling

Meet the Coaches:  

  • Sam Mackay - VIODA Head Coach, Australian Asians & Oceanians Coach
  • Grant Alderson - Australian Paralympic Coach & Australian Optimist Senior Development Coach
  • Mel Hitchen-Haw - Victorian Opti State Champions 2008 & 2009,  Past AOST sailor, Head Optimist Coach MYC
  • Hugo Llewelwyn - Victorian Opti State Champion 2014, Past AOST sailor 
  • Tom Trottman - Current Australian & European Waszp Champion
  • Kate Hannah - Green Fleet expert
  • Lydia Grasberger - 2018 Boston University Womens Sailing Team
  • James Grogan - Victorian Opti State Champions, Past AOST Sailor, 49er


When: 11th & 12th April 2019  

Time: 10am - 4pm

Hosts: Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC)

Cost:  $70 for 2 days