As we settle back into our post summer “routines”, plans are well underway for the MBSC Autumn Optimist coaching programme. 


We look forward to welcoming back children who were with us last year and to meeting any new children who will attend this year also.

The MBSC Optimist autumn coaching programme will recommence on Sunday 18th September and will run for a period of 7 weeks up to and including Sunday 30th October 2016, from 1030 to 1230 each week on the Sand quay in Monkstown.   


You will need to register in order to participate in the sessions and places will be limited, so we would advise you to book your child’s place as early as possible to avoid disappointment. A application form is attached, which should be completed and emailed back to mbscoptimists@gmail.com .  The cost will be €70 in total per child for paid up MBSC club members and €100 per child for non-members.  


Again, once we have an idea of numbers we will be doing up a parents roster for helping out each morning with the launching/retrieving of crash boats, launching/ retrieving of oppies, safety checks etc. Even if you are not rostered on a particular day, all help is greatly appreciated for the various tasks and duties that need to be undertaken to ensure the sessions run effectively.


We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that all Oppies must have a current insurance certificate.  Also, please do a trial rigging of your boat to make sure everything is in order. A helpful IODAI safety check is attached. As always, all boats will be subject to pre-launch safety check.


We look forward to hearing from you.


MBSC Optimists