2019 Qingdao International Optimist Sailing Camp And Regatta

7th - 15th August 2019

Expressions Of Interest to be Sought

New Zealand has previously sent a team to this regatta in 2012, 2014 and again in 2016 and intends to sign an exchange agreement with them for the coming season. The experience gained from past regattas would suggest that, whilst it was a fantastic experience, it would perhaps be best viewed as an opportunity to experience a different sailing location and culture and use it as a means to build familiarity in traveling internationally to a regatta.


NZIODA 2019 Travelling Teams Selection Criteria *UPDATED*

At the 2019 TOYOTA Optimist Nationals, NZIODA will announce the Top 25 Ranked Sailors and the 2019 Optimist Worlds Team. All other Travelling Teams will be announced at a later date once Teams have been confirmed.

Selection for 2019 is as follows:

Worlds – Top 5 Ranked Sailors 

Euros – Next Top 4 Ranked Sailors (must include 1 from the opposite gender)

North American Champs – Next 4 ranked sailors. Another 2 spots may be possible including gender requirements if notified by IODA as NOR published.


Sailing Flags App

Have you ever been confused by all the flags/signals used during a regatta? There is a free app available for Android and Apple/iOS phones that has the information you need to know about each of the flags.

Get it on Google Play