From June 23, 2018 through Saturday June 30, 2018, the 2018 Optimist European Championship will be held in The Hague (Scheveningen). As you may already know, this premier youth sailing event is being held exactly at the same time and place as the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race. The intersection of the two events provides a very exciting opportunity for the Optimist sailors to get a first hand look at the VOR vessels!
The planning is very complex but the Organisers are dedicated to providing a fantastic event, sailed on Dutch waters, and consisting of five official sailing days for Optimists. The Notice of Race will be published very soon – so watch this space!