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  • NZIODA 2020 Eastern Beach Opti Clinic
    Willow Park Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland 13th – 17th January 2020. The clinic is an annual five-day course run by the NZ International Optimist Dinghy Association. Up to 70 spaces are available (for financial members … Read more
  • TEAMS RACING – NZIODA travelling teams requirements
    Meeting the 2020 travelling team requirements the committee of NZIODA request aspiring sailors wishing to make a team this season to enter the MBSC Team Cup to be held at Lake Pupuke 23-24th November. This … Read more
  • North Island Champs – New Plymouth 8th – 10th Nov
    Less than two weeks to go before our first ranking regatta of the season kicks off under the mountain in New Plymouth. Time to get your entries in (enter here) and finalise your travel plans. … Read more
  • ENTRIES OPEN Auckland Champs Maraetai 2020
    Auckland Champs 2020_ NZIODA Promotion.R2.pdf
  • Female Optimist Coach Wanted for Need for Speed Optimist Clinic 19 – 22 December 2019
    This is a shout-out for a female Optimist Coach to attend the Need for Speed Optimist Clinic If you are interested please contact the team on needforspeedcamp Background 2019 NZIODA Need for Speed southern camp … Read more
  • NZ Development Team 10-12 year old – Final day in Noumea
    Last race day in Noumea was again just beautiful. Moderate winds, kids in good spirits and 3 great races went ahead. Our top sailor was Will Leech, Charteris Bay, in 4th place overall, followed by … Read more
  • Girls Trip a Huge Success in Noumea!
    We are all back in NZ now and can reflect on what a successful trip the NZIODA Girls Development Team had at the New Caledonian Nationals. Another 3 more days of racing took place after … Read more
  • Race day 3 for NZ Development Team 10-12 year old
    Another successful day for our boys. Will Leech, once more, brought home a gun for our Kiwi Team. Sailed 5 races which left the boys very tired indeed. Conditions varied from light, to moderate throughout … Read more
  • Race day 2 for the NZ Development Team 10-12 year olds
    Fantastic day in the 'office' for our boys yesterday with moderate winds and lots of sunshine once more. Managed 4 races but was a pretty long day on the water in the heat. Joshua Ferrissey … Read more
  • Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award – Support Marco Gradoni
    Hi Sailors and Families,This appeal has just come from IODA, our world sailing headquarters. Marco Gradoni as you will see below has been nominated for sailor of the year. We believe this is an amazing … Read more
  • Race day 1 in Noumea for the NZ Development Team 10-12 year olds
    First day of racing completed in very strong SE winds, gusting up to 27 knots. Got only 3 out of 6 races in. Kids did really well in those very tough conditions. Our sailors are: … Read more
  • Day 6 in Noumea for Girls Development Team
    The last few days have been busy. We finished our training on Tuesday and attended the Opening Ceremony that evening at the CNC Yacht Club. It was a lovely evening, the Poi dance went well … Read more
  • NZ Development Team 10-12 year olds update from Noumea
    Arrived in Noumea last Saturday and completed the 3 day training with light to moderate winds.Boys are having a blast alongside other international competitors and making friends.We all thoroughly enjoyed the opening ceremony, where we … Read more
  • Girls Development Team in Noumea!
    The 10 sailors in the NZIODA Girls Development Team left Auckland yesterday. After a delay with our hire vans which had been sent to the wrong airport!!, we eventually made it to the local Junior … Read more
  • It’s a Wrap
    The 2019 Asian and Oceanian Optimist Championships has finished on a high for Team NZ. Joe Leith finished 15th overall and 2nd Oceanian and Sean Kensington finished 27th missing out on 3rd Oceanian by 2 … Read more
  • Day 11 – First Day of Finals
    As soon as the storm abated we were sent out on the water. A nice blue sky developed with the usual 10-15knots onshore thermal wind. The sailors completed two races. Joe Leith scored an awesome … Read more
  • Teams Racing Day Oman
    Yesterday was teams racing day and our team of sailors (Sean Kensington, Ashton Williamson, Liam Richards, Fred Burrage and Alex Norman) had a good day. First match against Oman 2 resulting in a win. Second … Read more
  • NAMs Team – It’s a Wrap.
    > After two days of finals in shifty 10- 15 knot breezes the North American Championship ended on a high note around the Yacht club pool. Tian and Louie acquitted themselves well in a highly … Read more
  • NAMs Team – It’s a Wrap.
    After two days of finals in shifty 10- 15 knot breezes the North American Championship ended on a high note around the Yacht club pool. Tian and Louie acquitted themselves well in a highly competitive … Read more
  • Day 9 Oman
    Second day of qualification racing today. Another typical Omani day – no wind in the morning which makes rigging very hot. Sailors launch at 11am as the thermal wind begins to kick in. The three … Read more
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