Japanese Friendship Regatta 2022

International travel experience for Open Fleet Sailors? Tick. Fun cultural exchange? Tick. International competition? Tick. Opportunity of a lifetime? Definitely!

If you’re looking for a fantastic opportunity for your young sailor then the 2022 Japanese Friendship Regatta is a great goal.

The Japanese Friendship Regatta invitation is now in its 20th year and forms a unique offering to our NZIODA members. It’s a wonderful occasion and two lucky NZIODA Optimist open fleet sailors who are aged 13 years old and not already in a travelling team/development are invited to participate in the Regatta in Japan in August 2022.  Sailors will need to travel with a parent.

Provisional agenda

Monday1 AugustFly to Japan
Tuesday2 AugustCultural
Wednesday3 AugustCultural
Thursday4 AugustPre-Regatta Training
Friday5 AugustRegatta
Saturday6 AugustRegatta
Sunday7 AugustRegatta
Monday8 AugustFly back to New Zealand

Wakasu Yacht Training Centre in Tokyo.

Just head to the website to find out more! 

Best wishes from the New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Association,


Optimist & Starling National Championships 16th to 19th April 2022
Registrations are OPEN

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