Western Cape

Regional Chairman

Lars Kessel
Phone: 084 382 9505
Email: clkessel72@gmail.com

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Optimist Class AGM 2020 – Agenda & Zoom Link

Notice is hereby given of the Optimist Class Association of South Africa

Annual General Meeting 2020

to be held via Zoom 22 February 2021 @ 6:30pm. Zoom Link

Proposals and nominations received by the 8th February 2021 will be tabled.

Nominations and Proposals for the Agenda

Dear Members

Please submit your Nominations for the following positions on the committee:

President, Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.

The deadline for these nominations and the items to be included in the Agenda is the 8th of February 2021.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.


083 626 7597

Download Minutes 2019 AGM


  • Notice to convene the meeting
  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Confirmation of the minutes of the 2019 AGM – 2019 AGM Minutes
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • 2020 World’s report
  • 2020 European’s Report
  • 2020 African’s report

Election of the 2021 Office bearer’s:

  • President
  • Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Regional reps introduced

Regional reports – NR, KZN, EC, WC


  • 2021 IODA World Championships
  • 2021 IODA African Championships


MAC, Zeekoevlei or George Lakes?


Good evening from the WC Optimist Committee.

We are busy planning the WC Champs 24-27 of April. We are gridlocked regarding the venue. Therefore we request your vote. We have to decide if we want an away regatta or host it here in Cape Town. George Lakes Yacht Club is the away option and are happy to host us. ZVYC and MAC have both offered to host the “home” regatta. Each registered Oppi SA member has one vote. Voting closes Monday, 15.02.2021 at 23.59.

So please reply with either GLYC for the away venue or MAC or ZVYC for the home venue.

Again: you need to be a registered member of the Optimist Class in order to vote. If you have not registered with the class we will post a link on this group.

Yours in sailing

Lars Kessel
Chairman WCOA

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