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  • AIMS Games – Final results
    Day 3, Finals day… forecast was for 20+ knots with gusts between 30 -40 knots – ecck! Thankfully the forecast didn't come true but instead sailors had showers and very cold temperatures at 9 degrees … Read More
  • AIMS Games – Day 2 results
    Quite a different day today with no rain but much more wind to go with the cold which saw a number of retirements from racing due to being too cold or too windy. While yesterday … Read More
  • AIMS Games – Day 1 results
    Tough first day with very light winds and the strong tidal flow the Tauranga is known for causing challenges for all the sailors. Alex Norman sits on top with two wins from two races closely … Read More
  • AIMS Games – Kicks off
    AIMS Games day 1, light winds in play for the first day of the regatta.With lots of tide and little wind it will be interesting to see how the day goes.
  • 2019 Stack Winter Champs NoR and Coaching Clinic dates released
    2019 STACK WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS Junior Coaching Clinic: Tuesday 1st – Wednesday 2nd October Regatta: Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October Find out more here: https://www.murraysbay.org/media/files/NOR%202019%20STACK%20Winter%20Champs.pdf
  • Welcome to the 2020 Optimist Sailing Season!
    Greetings Sailors and Parents, With the change to a new decade the NZIODA Committee thought it appropriate to change the way we keep you informed with the latest information from the Optimist Class in New … Read More
  • Maraetai to host 2020 NZIODA Auckland Championships
    Maraetai Sailing Club are very excited to announce they will once again be hosting the Optimist Auckland Champs over Auckland Anniversary weekend 25th, 26th, 27th January 2020! For those that have experienced the previous Auckland … Read More
  • Change to 2019/20 Season Ranking Criteria
    NZIODA Committee have reviewed the 2018/19 season and in particular the ranking criteria. After this review and feedback it has received the Committee has deemed that the move to two (2) ranking regattas and the … Read More
  • Closer ties with Chinese Optimist Sailors
    NZIODA is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese Sailing Authority in Qingdao this week. The agreement aims to strengthen optimist sailing relations between our two countries and we … Read More
  • NZL4717 – 2019 Worlds Incident
    Disciplinary Statement from NZIODA Conduct Committee held a hearing on 4th August with Harrison Loretz in relation to a reported  incident involving him at 2019 Worlds. Findings: The Committee found Harrison seriously breached the “ … Read More
  • Update – White Fleet Information
    Please find refinements to the White Fleet information. The introduction of this new fleet as fulfilling two roles: 1 – To be a transitional fleet for sailors that enjoy competitive racing, and  2 – Allow sailors to continue sailing … Read More
  • Japan Friendship Regatta – Update
    Great (breezy day today with Tom Rebbeck in a very solid top 5 throughout 4 races with a 2nd in the last with building wind and having 17+ kt gusts by days end. George Cole-Baker … Read More
  • Situation Vacant – NZIODA Treasurer 2019/2020 Season
    Hello New Zealand Optimist Parents,The NZIODA Committee is reaching out to all Optimist parents to find a Treasurer for the upcoming 2019/2020 season. The role is important as it provides the financial guidance to the Committee … Read More
  • NZIODA to introduce White Fleet in 2019/2020 Optimist Season
    At the June 5 meeting NZIODA Committee voted to introduce a new White fleet. A lot of feedback from the class membership has been about the size of the jump for sailors moving from Green fleet to Open fleet. … Read More
  • 2019 Euros Team Arrive at venue
    The Euros team have arrived in Crozon-Morgat, France and made a start to their first 2 training days. Light weather conditions with less than 5 kts of breeze and long days.
  • Meet the 2019 NZIODA European Championship Team
    Bonjour! Introducing the 2019 Euros Team sailing in Crozon-Morgat, France with sailors from Nelson Yacht Club, Wakatere Boating Club and Kohimarama Yacht Club (KYC). Go Team!
  • 45 ° Trofeo Optimist d’Argento – Lake Garda Regatta
    From the 14 – 16 June 2019 Noah Shirley, KYC/MBSC attended the 45 ° Trofeo Optimist d’Argento (Optimist Silver Trophy) organised by the Circolo Vela Torbole (Torbole Sailing Club). This regatta is considered one of … Read More
  • 2019/2020 NZIODA Committee
    Meet your 2019/2020 NZIODA Committee Members voted in at the AGM held at the Optimist Nationals : Glenn Armstrong – Coaches Pathway, Worser Bay Yacht ClubGavin Brady – Skills Coordinator, Wakatare Boating Club  John Bullot – Officials Pathway, Murrays … Read More
  • North Island Championship Regatta
    The NPYC is looking forward to hosting the 2019 Optimist North Island Champs and Starling Travelers Series in New Plymouth 8-10 November.Green fleet Optimists on 9-10 November and will sail inside the confines of the harbour. … Read More
  • Final 2018/2019 Rankings
    Attached are the final NZIODA ranking for the 2018/2019 season. Well done to all sailors, it has been a very competitive year with 152 sailors ranked across the season. nzioda-ranking-2018-19-v03c-after-natsDownload
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