Message from incoming NZIODA President Michel de Vos, Napier Sailing Club

It is with great privilege that I become your NZIODA President. Firstly, thanks to the work that Anatole Perry (RAYC) and the rest of the Committee have achieved in what we can all say has been a tough few years for our organisation.  With a new NZIODA Committee in place (we have 11 members) representing over 60% of all optimist sailors in New Zealand with borders opening, now is a good time for a reset and to start to look to the immediate and longer term future of optimist sailing.  

One of my goals is to develop a strategic plan for the next 2 years, and then using the skills and experience of the Committee set up a number of Sub-Committees to advance the strategy in addition to the existing Development Committee.  My initial thoughts are around the following themes.

  • Financially Sustainable Organisation that provides value to all members:
  • Strong and diverse membership base with fleet representation across the regions
  • The organisation and associated events are run in a sustainable manner
  • Build greater sailing experience for all members
  • Effective Governance

On a personal note I look forward to meeting sailing families at the various regattas, training and clinic events throughout New Zealand.

Michel de Vos
NZIODA President


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