Obviously an unprecedented situation but we know for a number of you it’s been a disappointing way to end our Optimist season stuck in lockdown.
If you are not a current paid NZIODA member you will not appear on the NZIODA season ranking list. Only NZIODA members are eligible to gain a ranking and thus be selected for Travelling Teams or Development Squads.
If for any reason you haven’t registered, it is not too late to do so. Sailor registration can be completed here.
NZIODA Registration v’s QR Tags
For clarification, when a sailor registers you must both complete the seasons registration form and pay the registration fee. The first season they register your sailor will receive a QR tag at the next NZIODA regatta they attend. Paid up membership must be maintained for each season.
The QR tag allows NZIODA regatta organisers and NZIODA camp organises to sign on and off your sailor electronically giving the organisers real-time information as to where your sailor is (on the land or on the water) and importantly it allows the event organises access to critical health and safety information including any health issues a sailor may have and their parent and guardian contact details. All this is accessible on or off the water giving everyone better piece of mind as to where sailors are or whether they are being cared for correctly if something did happen.
It is important to note that this QR tag is your membership number for your life in the Optimist Class. However, you must renew your sailors NZIODA membership each season (1 Sept – 31 Aug) so you can compete in NZIODA regatta’s, NZIODA Teams racing, attend NZIODA Camps and be eligable for selection to Travelling Teams or Development Squads.
The current seasons membership list can be found here.
The final seasons ranking for NZIODA sailors
Well done to all sailors and we look forward to seeing you all on the water again soon