AWSS… Let’s go sailing!!!

Over 55 highly engaged optimist sailors attended the 2nd AWSS at KYC on 3rd July.   Our amazing NZIODA Coach Susannah Pyatt has put together this training video from KYC.  Click here to view. 

The third regatta in the six-stage Auckland Winter Sprint Series (AWSS) takes place at MBSC on Saturday 31st July.

The AWSS is a six series regatta hosted around different Auckland sailing clubs:

Pt Chev 19th June
KYC 3rd July – OWNZ Boats available
MBSC 31st July
WBC 14th August
KYC 28th August  – OWNZ Boats available

The last race in the series will be incorporated MBSC Icebreaker in Sept 2021.

So, dust off those winter blues and get involved in one of Auckland’s most iconic winter sailing events! It’s fun and competitive and there’s no better or safer way for your young sailors to test themselves in winter conditions.

The AWSS is open to all boats of Optimist (Green and Open fleet) and entry is fee is $25 and payable at the respective club on the day. This also includes coaching by NZIODA Coaches.

Please be aware that only competitors who have paid the entry fee and are members of NZIODA will be eligible for inclusion.

As always any parents wishing to assist will be greatly appreciated.  For further clarification on any of these matter contact Andrew Hutton on 021 832 653.

Susannah Pyatt

12.30 pm         NZIODA Coach Briefing
12.50 pm         Race Briefing by MBSC
1.30 pm           Race Start
After racing NZIODA actively encourages sailors to stay for the debrief so that they can ask questions from the top sailors and watch the video footage from the day and learn together.
Check out the dedicated AWSS facebook page for this event here.

Looking forward to seeing you!

  • Click here to view the training video from Pt Chev.


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  • Interested in going to compete in Australia – remember to fill in the google form by 31 July, 2021
  • NZIODA Optimist Clinics 2021/2022 Season
    • Picton, 19th to 21st December 2021 open to all fleets
    • Auckland, 11th to 14th January 2022 open to all fleets
  • NZIODA Ranking Regattas 2021/2022 Season 
    • Interislander Regatta, Picton 18th to 20th February 2022
    • Optimist & Starling National Championships 16th to 19th April 2022
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