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Bowmoor Oppy Camp 2015

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BOWMOOR OPPY CAMP 2015

 Bowmoor Sailing Club have arranged for the annual Oppy Camp to be held this year from Wednesday evening 27th May to Saturday 30st May 2015 (last weekend of half term week for most schools).  All of the Club Optibats are now fully booked.  Please do not proceed with a booking unless you have your own boat.  PIRATE CAMP IS ALSO NOW FULLY BOOKED

Building on the success of previous camps, we are seeking to repeat the format that worked really well in 2014.  We hope to offer a Camp that will cater for all levels of ability from those who have recently completed initial training to those currently competing at open events around the country.  To that end, we have arranged for John Burford to coach the more experienced sailors for all 3-days to ensure that they can continue with their development.  Mark Lyttle has once again kindly agreed to provide coordination of all of the coaches to ensure a coherent and enjoyable programme and John Banbrook will ensure the overall ‘smooth running’ of camp.

Following-on from last year, and to keep costs down, we plan not to provide communal catering again this year with the exception of Friday night when we plan to hold a Camp BBQ.  All other meals will need to be self-catered.

As usual, we anticipate that the event will be popular with both our members and non-members.  All bookings will be via the Bowmoor website and our web-collect system.  This will give parents the opportunity to pay on-line and by card if they choose.  Places will be allocated on a first come basis.  Please do not leave it to the last minute to book – it provides the organisers with a real problem when it comes to booking sufficient coaches and ordering ‘hoodies’.  Also given the strength in numbers within the Fleet, there is a real chance that you may miss out.

Camp is not intended for complete beginners and we ask that all sailors have completed their RYA Stage 1 or IOCA Level 1 equivalent; if you are in any doubt please contact the Bowmoor Optimist Flotilla Leader, John Banbrook at john.banbrook@gmail.com .