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International One Metre - IOM-GBR 2021 Race Calendar

by IOM-GBR Team 4 Dec 2020 11:43 GMT
76 skippers for the 2012 One Metre nationals at Milton Keynes © Graham Allen

As we come out of lockdown and into the next phase of tiering, the IOM class is delighted to announce a race programme to look forward to in 2021. For all IOM and interested sailors it's time to get your diaries out as the 2021 National and Ranking events calendar is now announced.

Here are the dates (C-19 willing) and a brief description on the Ranking events and the Nationals for 2021. More details can be found at

With such a great selection of venues, why would anyone not want to race at them? If you are unable to race please feel free to come along and watch and support your favourite make of boat or skipper. Or just joins to find out more about the challenge and fun of racing these great racing yachts.

  • Ranking #1 and #2 - 3rd and 4th April - Scotland, Castle Semple

    A large expanse of water (Lochwinnoch) about 30 minutes’ drive West of Glasgow, is the one ranking race that everyone looks forward to. The Scots put a great race on for us every two years. The sailing venue has everything, car park, grass bank and cafe all within touching distance. There is normally a very good social on the Saturday evening at the nearby Bowfield Hotel.

  • Ranking #3 and #4 - 26th and 27th June - Coalhouse Fort

    Located not far from Tilbury Docks on the Thames Estuary. A great 'banana' shaped lake with plenty of parking and grass banks. The home of former Fireball world champion and leading radio controlled yacht racer, Colin Goodman amongst many others.

  • Nationals - 29th-30th August - Fleetwood

    A fantastic man made lake, Located 30mins North of Blackpool. Host of many World Championships, with plenty of accommodation available within 10 minutes of the lake. Some great pubs and restaurants nearby and. known for its windy conditions and social activities.

  • Ranking #5 and #6 - 23rd and 24th October - Two Islands Located in Milton Keynes

    A large expanse of water with sailing available from two banks depending on wind conditions. A Premier Inn is located lakeside with a pub attached, plenty of parking and grass banks.

All that is left now is to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a C-19 free New Year.

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