2018 AIMS Games

We are about 3 weeks out from the deadline for Yachting entrants for the school 2018 AIMS GAMES this September in Tauranga. These games are for Year 7 & 8 (intermediate aged) students sailing Optimist class boats.


2017 Interislander Optimist Challenge

17 - 19 February 2017

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club welcomes sailors and parents from all over New Zealand to the largest centerboard regatta in the South Island. The Interislander is the third ranking regatta for the 2016/17 season.

The Interislander are offering great discounts for sailors and families to get across the Cook Strait.

The 2017 Interislander Optimist Challenge includes the 2017 Port of Marlborough Starling Championship.


Sir Peter Blake Regatta

3rd & 4th December 2016

The Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta is New Zealand's largest and most anticipated annual centre board regatta, and it is always held over the first full weekend of December. Sailed in the superb sailing waters off Torbay, Auckland it hosts the most commonly sailed centreboard dinghy classes. Each event has approximately 450 sailors, and as many as 60 support craft. This regatta is not just another regatta, it's truly unique on the sailing calendar. No other regatta comes close to the size, professionalism, and the experience offered here. It is a must do for any keen sailor.


2016 Qingdao International Optimist Sailing Camp and Regatta

4 - 11 August 2016

Expressions of Interest Sought

New Zealand has previously sent a team to this regatta in 2012 and again in 2014. The experience gained from those regattas would suggest that, whilst it was a fantastic experience, it would be perhaps 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.