November 4th - 6th
New Plymouth Yacht Club will be hosting the 2016 NZIODA Optimist North Island Championships and Starling regatta.
This will be the first ranking regatta for the 2016/17 season. Normal entries close 31 October, register now.
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.
2-9 January 2017
The 2017 GILL Australian and Open Championships will be held at Largs Bay Sailing Club in South Australia on the 2nd - 9th January 2017.
March 12 - 13, 2016
Ravensbourne Boating Club is hosting the 2016 Optimist South Island Championships from Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th March in Dunedin.
This is a two day regatta for Optimist Open sailors and will include a Green fleet if there is sufficient interest.
A quick reminder to get your entries in for the Auckland Optimist Champs - a three day regatta over Auckland Anniversary weekend, 30th January to 01 February 2016, for Open and Green Fleet Sailors
The regatta also incorporates the Auckland Starling Champs (a Traveller Series regatta), the Rs Feva Auckland Champs and a P-Class event.
Monday's sailing constitutes the official Ports of Auckland, Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.
January 1st - 3rd 2016
Clarks Beach Yacht Club have a 3 day regatta on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of January 2016 for all junior and senior center board classes as well as multihulls and trailer sailers.
We pride ourselves on our hospitality and welcome sailors and families to stay on the club grounds, meals are available also.
January 2nd - 9th 2016
Botany Bay, NSW
The 2016 Australian Optimist Championships organising team are putting the final preparation into place for the regatta.
So far we have received just over 120 entries coming from every state and 3 other countries. If you haven't entered yet, it is not too late to enter.
February 19th to 21st 2016
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club welcomes sailors and parents from all over New Zealand to the largest centerboard regatta in the South Island.
Auckland Anniversary Weekend 30 January - 1 February 2016
NOR Published, Entries Open
The Optimist Auckland NZIODA Championship will be hosted by Maraetai Sailing Club from Saturday 30th January to Sunday 1st February 2016. The regatta also includes the Auckland Champs for the Starling, P-Class and Rs Feva classes, promising a great weekend of sailing with approx. 240 boats expected.
The Championship is for Open and Green Optimist fleets, with the Open fleet competition being the second NZIODA ranking regatta of the season.