Willow Park Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland
15th – 19th January 2018.
The clinic is an annual five-day course run by the NZ International Optimist Dinghy Association. Up to 70 spaces are available (for financial members of NZIODA), with selection based on recent results, performance, and commitment. We expect attendees to be competent fleet racers who have previously contested at least two good sized regattas, ideally the Winter Champs, North or South Island Optimist Champs or National Optimist Championships, Auckland Champs, Winter Champs, Sir Peter Blake Regatta etc.
Registration is required for all sailors entering the Optimist ranking regattas. The fee is $50 per family to join NZIODA for the season. Here are the instructions:
Please be aware that selection for the Worlds is now based on the top 5 ranked sailors at the conclusion of the Optimist Nationals regatta. This is a change that was made at the 2015 AGM (previously selection was based on the top 5 placings at the Nationals).
At the AGM held at Worser Bay the NZIODA Committee have changed the class policy regarding the requirement to display the red flag when protesting in fleet races and decided that no protest flag will required.
The sailing instruction which deleted rule 61.1(a)(2) will no longer be used so that a red flag is no longer required to make a valid protest. However, the need to inform the race committee at the finish of an intention to protest and the sail number of the protested boat, remains.