LATEST from NZIODA : Nationals/Seasons Ranking/Class administrator/2020-21 calendar

Greetings hope everyone is safely hunkered down in their bubble. For those of us who can’t sail in our swimming pools (see below) we keep dreaming of the days to come. days when we’ll back on the pristine water feeling the shifts on our faces, and ashore sharing stories and laughs of ’the isolation days’.

In this rapidly changing environment the committee continues to respond in the background and prepare ahead. Here we bring current news re the Nationals; closure of this seasons seasons rankings; a call for paid class administrator; and present a calendar for 2020-21 season.

NZIODA are pleased to advise the postponed Nationals are now planned to be held at Worser Bay 6-9th of November replacing next seasons. Nth Islands. This was facilitated with the support of Napier Sailing Club and Taupo Yacht Club and a major reorganising effort and commitment from Worser Bay Boating Club Team. This regatta will be held for all sailors within the Opti age limit of 15yrs and will stand alone to determine our 2020 National Class Champion. The regatta will also determine our top placing NZIODA White and Green fleet sailors for 2020. For sailors continuing into the 2020-21 season the regatta will be ranked 20% for eligible sailors. If continuing circumstances created by Covid-19 prevent this event happening a clear call for cancellation will be announce before Sept 18th.

Rankings for this season have closed after the Interislands at Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, so sadly some of you didn’t get a last shot or a drop. The rankings will be found on the website and teams will be announce soon despite uncertainty of overseas travel. The traditional NZIODA team caps will be issued for the top 25 place getters and also first 5 girls based on the current rankings of registered NZIODA sailors. If you find your name missing it is because you have not currently registered with the association. We will give a grace period till the 10th April for those missing to do this, after which we will finalise the records. You can register by going to the website here:https://optimist.org.nz/registration/sailors/ Membership number and tag will be issued at your next NZIODA event.

Applicants invited for Administrators Position. We are excited to announce with support from the OWNZ trust, NZIODA have secured three years funding for a class administrator.This position will contribute greatly to establishing year on year continuity and enable the class association to better support new entrants and mid fleet sailors nationally. Accordingly the committee seek suitable applicants for the role which is a half time position.(up to 20/wk)
Interested parties should have book keeping experience, be familiar with IT systems, and be able to demonstrate excellent people skills. Alongside these attributes it is expected the applicant will have a real passion for youth development as well as a proven record of self motivation and self organisation.The position may be filled from a home office. For full Job Description apply in the first instance to: The Committee. Subject: Admin position. nzoptimist.

Calendar for 2020-21 Season

RegattaClub / LocationRegistrationRacing StartsRegatta EndsGreen Fleet
North Island ChampionshipsTaupo Yacht ClubThu 5 Nov Fri 6 Nov Sun 8 NovSat & Sun Only
Auckland ChampionshipsMurrays Bay Sailing ClubFri 29 JanSat 30 JanSun 1 Feb3 days
InterislanderQueen Charlotte Yacht ClubFri 19 FebSat 19 FebSun 21 FebSat & Sun Only
National ChampionshipsMaraetai Sailing ClubThu 1 AprFri 2 AprTue 6 AprSat – Tue Only

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