ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta

7-13 December 2015

St Kilda, Melbourne

Entries are open for the Optimist Class at this ISAF World Cup Regatta. This year Melbourne is hosting the inaugural Nations Cup and the Victorian Optimist Association has sent the invitation through to all NZ optimist sailors. Racing is from the 10th - 13th December. This is an open regatta so all are welcome.


Inviting NZ Sailors to Vic Opti Championships

March 7-9

The 2015 Victorian Opti Championships are drawing near, being held over the weekend of March 7-9.

It’s shaping up to be a great event with more than 150 competitors expected across Open, Intermediate and Green Fleets.

This year’s host is Royal Brighton Yacht Club and they’re committed to making this the best Opti State Championships yet!

Charters are available for interstate and overseas visitors.

The entry page can be found at


South Island Championship 2015

March 14th - 16th

Nelson Yacht Club is proud to be hosting the 2015 Optimist South Island Championships. This is a three day regatta for the Optimist Open fleet and a two day regatta for the Optimist Green fleet. The Optimist Open Fleet regatta is an NZIODA ranking regatta.

Entries are now open on and we look forward to welcoming our South Island neighbors and sailors and families from around New Zealand to our club.


III.Bodrum International Optimist Regetta

3-8 March 2015

We are very pleased to announce III.Bodrum International Optimist Regatta (TYF-BIOR) the date of 3-8 March 2015 in Bodrum Sailing Club. The Regatta is part of IODA 2015 Calendar and Turkish Sailing Federation 2015 Calendar. This year BIOR will be the TURKISH NATIONALS. All Turkish Optimist Sailors will take part the regatta.

We have special conditions for foreign teams:


Registrations open for 2015 Toyota NZ Optimist National Championships

2nd - 7th April 2015

The Worser Bay Boating Club, in association with the New Zealand Optimist Dinghy Association and Toyota New Zealand, is proud to announce that the 2015 Toyota NZ Optimist National Championships will take place in Wellington from Thursday second to Tuesday 7th April 2015.

Planning is well underway, with a team of organisers putting in place all the preparations required to make sure sailors and visitors to Wellington have a great event.


Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta

6th - 7th December 2014

Last Chance to Register

Just a reminder that online registrations for this years regatta close tonight.  This early closing is to allow time to process the huge number of entries. Late entries are at the discretion of the race committee and will incur a penalty fee.

If you know friends who may not have entered yet make sure you remind them of the early closing.


2012 Interislander Optimist Challenge

The 2012 Interislander Optimist Challenge combined with the two day South Island Optimist Champs was the biggest single fleet regatta outside of the Optimist Nationals held in the South Island.

91 entries in the Open fleet and 33 in the Green fleet, three days of great racing on the sparkling waters of Queen Charlotte Sound. Breeze of up to 18 knots on the first day, up to 15 knots on the 2nd and the last day was one for the light wind specialists, 5-7 knots. Most sailors agreed that there was a good balance of conditions for everyone.