2020/21 NZIODA ranking calculation

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic the NZIODA Committee can confirm that the Toyota Optimist National Championship for 2021 will run at a LEVEL 1 ONLY in accordance with New Zealand Government requirements.  

The NZIODA Committee are aware of the uncertainty that this may cause for sailors and their families.  However, the safety of our sailors and their families is our priority.

How will this affect my Sailors ranking?

Scenario 1
If the Toyota Optimist National Championship takes place then the Interislander Regatta (this was cancelled due to COVID 19) will be classified as the dropped regatta.

Scenario 2
If we remain at Level 2 in Auckland and there is no Toyota Optimist National Championship 2021 then the rankings for the 2020-2021 season will be based on current rankings to date ie those rankings after Auckland Championships 2021.

Will there be Nationals in 2021?

If, because of the COVID Level at Easter the Toyota Optimist National Championship is not sailed at Easter the NZIODA Committee will be working with the various stakeholders to the feasibility of running this event later in the year.  Once we receive further guidance then we will communicate this to our membership.

In the meantime, please keep safe and follow all New Zealand Government advice regarding COVID 19.

Update Ends – Posted 13.03.21

Please note that due to Covid19 the NZIODA National Championships are being held in November 2020 at Worser Bay. As the 2019-20 season was cut short this regatta will substitute the NZIODA North Island Championships in the coming 2020-21 season and may count for 20% of the seasons rankings.

The NZIODA ranking is determined by ordering your NZIODA Ranking score from the lowest to highest with the lowest score receiving a ranking of 1, the next 2 and so on until all sailors have been ranked.

The NZIODA Ranking score is calculated based on your placings in four NZIODA ranked regattas.

The NZIODA ranking score for Travelling Teams are calculated based on:

(a) 40% of your total ranking score, 20% each based on the best two regatta results from

  • North Island Championship Regatta
  • Auckland Championship Regatta
  • Interislander Regatta

For example:  if you placed 50th at North Island, 40th at Auckland Champs and 30th at Interislander your best two(2)  results would be 40th and 30th.  You would “drop” your worst result (50th).


(b) 60% of your total score from the NZIODA Optimist Nationals.

Based on the above examples and if you placed 40th at Nationals then your NZIODA score would be

(40 x 60%) from Nationals + (40 x20%) + (30×20%) ie the best two results from North Island Champs, Auckland Champs and Interislander = 24+8+6 = 38 (Total Score).

This score is then ranked with all other sailor scores to provide the seasons ranking and allow allocation into NZIODA Optimist Sailing Teams.

If two sailors have the same score their place in the National Championship is used to break the tie,  If the National Championship is not sailed the last regatta sailed is used.

The Noumean Development Squad is based entirely on the results of the National Championship.

The Girls Development Squad is based on the season’s Ranking.

Updated 13.03.21


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