OWNZ Trust (Optimist Worlds New Zealand)
In 2010 a group of five (5) Optimist parents passionate about the class and its sailors got together,bid for, won and organised the 2011 Optimist Worlds in Napier.
The regatta was a great success, both as an international event and financially. When the event was wrapped up they created a trust and put the residual funds from this event into it for the future benefit of the class. Though their children have now long moved out of Optimists they are still very proactive in supporting the class through their trust.
As a legacy NZIODA’s charter boats are funded by this trust to assist sailors participation in the class. On application boats are available for overseas sailors wishing to participate in NZIODA ranking regattas and to facilitate the ability of out-of town sailors travelling long distances to attend national regattas and training camps with minimal cost.
To book an OWNZ boat click the button below, select a boat from the drop down box and then select dates you are wanting to book the boat for (note available dates are shown by a red dot).