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Lymington Optimist Open

2022 Lymington Optimist Open



Main Fleet Regatta Fleet

The Lymington Optimist Open, sponsored by Berthon, will be taking place at Royal Lymington Yacht Club from 28th to 29th May 2022. We are delighted to welcome you to the Western Solent for two days of great racing managed by our experienced and enthusiastic team. Racing will take place on both days. Main and Regatta fleets will have seperate race courses, however please note the age and experience requirements for sailors as set out in the Notice of Race. All race documents can be found further down this page.

Please click the link below to download printable information about the event, which includes the event timings, useful information for visiting sailors and other important information for competitors.

Download Printable Important Event Information

Berthon Logo

Many thanks to our Event Sponsor, Berthon, who has offered to provide storage for large optimist road trailers at their shipyard during the event. You will find Berthon along Bath Road on the other side of the Green. See page 4 of the Event Information (link to download above) for a map showing Berthon's location.

Event Communications

Communication during the event will be shared via a regatta WhatsApp group. Using your mobile devices please join the event WhatsApp group for the event at:

Event Volunteering

Our events wouldn’t be able to go ahead without the kind assistance of volunteers, including safety boat helms and crew. If you are willing and able to help on the water during the championship, please contact our club office on

Tally Off Takeaway included in your entry!

Main Fleet and Regatta Fleet entry includes a hot meal for each sailor after racing each day. These will be served "takeaway style" by the Burrard-Neale memorial gas lamp adjacent to the clubhouse. Saturday: Chicken Goujons with Chips. Sunday: Fish Goujons with Chips.

A warm welcome to all competitors and their families at Royal Lymington!

Lymington Optimist Open sailors and their parents/guardians and siblings are very welcome to use our clubhouse facilities during the event. On the ground floor you will find our changing facilities, security lockers and training rooms. Upstairs relax in our family-friendly restaurant and bar (and sun terraces too if the weather permits!), that have arguably the most picturesque views in Lymington. Do come upstairs and make yourselves at home whilst they are out on the water - the Club is situated in a stunning riverside location with a great vantage point when they are sailing back up the river.

At this event there will be a Pop-Up Breakfast Bar and Tuck Shop next to the Registration Desk on the south side of the clubhouse (slipway side). Families are also very welcome in our restaurant and bar, which will be open at the following times (we highly recommend the coffee and pastries - perfect to enjoy once the sailors have launched!)


Breakfast service: 08:00 – 12:00 
Restaurant service: 12:00 – 21:00 (All day menu / Specials menu)
Bar open: 08:00 – 22:30 


Breakfast service: 08:00 – 12:00 
Restaurant service: 12:00 – 19:00 (All day menu / Sunday Carvery)
Bar open: 08:00 – 20:00

Find here sample menus. We highly recommend that you book a table for lunch or dinner by calling 01590 671751.

Download Printable Important Event Information