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Lymington Optimist Open

2021 Lymington Optimist Open

The Lymington Optimist Open will be taking place at Royal Lymington Yacht Club from 29-30 May 2021. 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 Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May.

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 below.

Our sponsors, Berthon, have kindly allowed Oppie road trailers to be stored at the shipyard during the event and can accomodate camper vans / motorhomes for a charge of £25 per night (150m from Royal Lymington Yacht Club).

Main and Regatta fleet entry includes a hot meal by Mosimann's for each sailor after racing each day. These will be served "takeaway style" by the Burrard-Neale memorial gas lamp adjacent to the club. Saturday: buttermilk fried chicken with fries. Sunday: fish goujons with fries.

30th May, Protest Time Limit: 14:15

Rule 42 Penalty List

Click here to join the Event WhatsApp group

Find here useful information for visiting sailors and parents.


Enjoy our Mosimann's Bar and Restaurant

Lymington Optimist Open sailors and their parents/guardians are very welcome to use our clubhouse facilities during the event. Our Mosimann's restaurant and bar will be open at the following times. Find here sample menus.


  • 08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast (eat in or takeaway)
  • 10:00 - 18:00 Coffee and cake
  • 12:00 – 15:00 Main menu and sandwiches
  • 17:00 – 21:00 Main menu
  • Bar open until 22:30


  • 08:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 15:00 Coffee and cake
  • 12:00 – 15:00 Sunday lunch menu
  • Bar open until 18:00

Members book a table

Visiting sailors book a table

Participants shall be guided by the RYA document Sailing & Racing in Mixed Households and by the control measures outlined in the Royal Lymington Yacht Club risk assessments for Dinghy Sailing and SUP, Pontoon and On The Water Activities and Clubhouse Operations.