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  • 2020 NZIODA Travelling Teams
    IT IS IMPORTANT to note that this year there are a few factors effecting the Travelling Teams who will find themselves eligible after the 2020 Nationals in Worser Bay. Firstly: With the Olympics falling in … Read more
  • INTER ISLANDER ENTRIES CLOSING ONE WEEK
    Queen Charlotte Yacht club are looking forward to hosting this regatta from their new club rooms this year. QCYC’s hospitality is exceptional and the Sounds add dramatic beauty to the sailing. Green Fleet sailing has … Read more
  • 2019/20 Rankings after Auckland Championships
    Rankings after the second NZIODA ranking regatta, Auckland Championships held at Maraetai. The best two ranking regattas to count towards the sailors overall ranking, making up 20% each ( 40% total) plus Nationals (60%). Full … Read more
  • NZIODA 2020 Eastern Beach Opti Clinic
    Check out the Eastern Beach Clinic video – thanks YNZ!
  • NZIODA MEMBERSHIP SURVEY
    Dear Optimist Sailors and Supporters, For all our NZIODA sailors and future sailors please make your voice heard here. Your committee are working towards fulfilling the Vision and Values Document recently posted on the website. … Read more
  • Auckland Champs – entries close Friday
    Reminder for the Auckland Champs being held at Maraetai Sailing Club entries close this Friday 17th at 17.00 hrs. Entry includes the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Regatta as part of Mondays results. . A great … Read more
  • NZIODA : LOOKING BACK 2019 – GOING FORWARD 2020
    Greetings Opti Folk While 2019 soon ends for some of our sailors our season is yet to truly begin. The weather has been a mixed bag but this hasn’t stopped many of our sailors getting … Read more
  • NZIODA 2020 Eastern Beach Opti Clinic
    NZIODA EASTERN BEACH OPTI CLINIC Willow Park Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland 13th – 17th January 2020. A confirmation email for 2020 NZIODA Eastern Beach Camp / Clinic went out last Thursday. If you have not … Read more
  • NZIODA 2020 Eastern Beach Opti Clinic
    NZIODA 2020 Eastern Beach Opti Clinic We are in the process of closing off entries for the Eastern Beach Optimist Camp / Clinic. This is your last chance to get your entry in so please … Read more
  • NZIODA 2020 Eastern Beach Opti Clinic
    NZIODA EASTERN BEACH OPTI CLINIC Willow Park Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland 13th – 17th January 2020. If you haven’t already registered, then you can do so here:http://bit.do/ebc2020 We already have 5 of the top 15 … Read more
  • Announcing your 2019/20 NZIODA Team Coaches
    The NZIODA Committee are happy to announce the coaches for the 2019/20 travelling teams and development squads are;Optimist World Championship Sam MackayOptimist European Championship Kim BuchanonOptimist North American ChampionshipSusannah PyattOptimist Asian & Oceania ChampionshipWade Tresadern … Read more
  • 2019/20 Rankings after North Island Championships
    Rankings after the first NZIODA ranking regatta held North Island Championships at New Plymouth. The best two ranking regattas to count towards the sailors overall ranking, making up 20% each ( 40% total) plus Nationals … Read more
  • 2019 North Island Optimist Championships – Recap.
    New Plymouth's reputation as New Zealand's premiere big wave open ocean sailing venue is well intact after the 2019 North Island Optimist Championships this past weekend. Big waves and at times good breeze meant the … Read more
  • NZIODA 2020 Eastern Beach Opti Clinic
    Willow Park Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland 13th – 17th January 2020. 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 … Read more
  • TEAMS RACING – NZIODA travelling teams requirements
    Meeting the 2020 travelling team requirements the committee of NZIODA request aspiring sailors wishing to make a team this season to enter the MBSC Team Cup to be held at Lake Pupuke 23-24th November. This … Read more
  • North Island Champs – New Plymouth 8th – 10th Nov
    Less than two weeks to go before our first ranking regatta of the season kicks off under the mountain in New Plymouth. Time to get your entries in (enter here) and finalise your travel plans. … Read more
  • ENTRIES OPEN Auckland Champs Maraetai 2020
    Auckland Champs 2020_ NZIODA Promotion.R2.pdf
  • Female Optimist Coach Wanted for Need for Speed Optimist Clinic 19 – 22 December 2019
    This is a shout-out for a female Optimist Coach to attend the Need for Speed Optimist Clinic If you are interested please contact the team on needforspeedcamp Background 2019 NZIODA Need for Speed southern camp … Read more
  • NZ Development Team 10-12 year old – Final day in Noumea
    Last race day in Noumea was again just beautiful. Moderate winds, kids in good spirits and 3 great races went ahead. Our top sailor was Will Leech, Charteris Bay, in 4th place overall, followed by … Read more
  • Girls Trip a Huge Success in Noumea!
    We are all back in NZ now and can reflect on what a successful trip the NZIODA Girls Development Team had at the New Caledonian Nationals. Another 3 more days of racing took place after … Read more
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