OWNZ Boats

OWNZ Boats use at NZIODA Ranking Regattas

If you are using an OWNZ Boat for any NZIODA Ranking Regattas the measurement certificates for the optimist, spars and foils have already been signed off by the Chief Measurer.

What is the OWNZ Trust

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. 

Procedure for Booking an OWNZ Boat

OWNZ Trust has provided NZIODA with 6 Optimists known as “OWNZ Boats” which are located at Kohimarama Yacht Club in Auckland. 

These boats have been donated to NZIODA from the OWNZ Trust to encourage participation at Regattas and events within Auckland for those living “out of town”.   This is not a source of revenue for NZIODA and all monies are put back towards upkeep of the Optimists, insurance and for the WOF for the stacker trailer. 

What regattas can these boats be booked for:  

  • Winter Champs, Auckland
  • Opti Team Cup, Auckland
  • Sir Peter Blake Regatta, Auckland
  • NZIODA North Island Opti Clinic, Eastern Beaches, Auckland
  • Auckland Championships
  • Junior Sail Auckland

NOTE:  These boats can’t be used for NZIODA Nationals

Registration:               This is on a 1st come 1st served basis, to register follow the link

Cost:                           $50 for the length of the regatta/event and $50 annual admin fee

Amendments: If a booking is cancelled or changed then a $10 admin fee will apply.

Damage Deposit:        $200.00 to be paid at time of booking, this will be held by NZIODA for the season and returned at the end of the season.  Please note that NZIODA will undertake a check at the end of each hire and will liaise directly with the parent if damage has occurred.

Charter Agreement:   This needs to be filled in and signed and sent to nzoptimist@gmail.com this Charter Agreement will cover all hires that you undertake for the 2021/2022 season.

Please note that you need to be registered with NZIODA in the year you wish to hire the OWNZ boat.

OWNZ boats were new in May 2019.

Enquiries:                    Contact nzoptimist@gmail.com

Process:                      

(1) Book via https://optimist.org.nz/ownz-trust/

(2) You will receive a notice acknowledging that the booking application has been received

(3) Complete Charter Agreement and Damage Deposit Form (if not already done so for the season) found under Events tab, OWNZ and send to nzoptimist@gmail.com

(4) An invoice will be generated and sent to you for payment.

(5) You will receive a confirmation e mail once payment has been received by NZIODA ie $50 plus $200 for the 1st hire and then $50 each subsequent hire.  If you hire 2 optimists you will need to pay $400 boat damage deposit.  Please note that the deposit needs to be paid at the time of making your initial booking.

(5) Damage Deposit will be reimbursed at the end of the season.

Please note that your booking is not confirmed until payment has been made.

It is understood that any physical damage attributed to an OWNZ boat under hire by the named hirer, then the liability of repair lies with the hirer & NZIODA will pass the costs of repair to the hirer.

For pre event hire please contact NZIODA directly via e mail at nzoptimist@gmail.com.

NOTE:  These boats can’t be used for NZIODA Nationals

Deposit Form and Charter Agreement

NZIODA/OWNZ Damage Deposit for the 2021/2022 Season

NZIODA/OWNZ Charter Agreement for the 2021/2022 Season

Availability for 2021/2022

Invitational Camp: Friday 7th May to Sunday 9th May – BOOKINGS CLOSED

Opti 1
Ben Catton
Opti 2
Luka Taylor
Opti 3
Charlie Bridger
Opti 4
Lucy Luxford
Opti 5
Millicent Limbrick
Opti 6
Mali Lloyd
Updated 04.04.21 – $40 Charge to Hire

Auckland Winter Sprint Series #2: Saturday 3rd July – BOOKINGS OPEN

Kohimarama Yacht Club

Opti 1
Available
Opti 2
Available
Opti 3
Available
Opti 4
Available
Opti 5
Available
Opti 6 Available
Updated 04.04.21 – $40 Charge to Hire

Invitational Camp: Friday 23rd July to Sunday 25th July – BOOKINGS OPEN

This camp is for NZL Team only not Development Team

Training will be in Auckland venue tbc

Opti 1
Hayden Chisholm
Opti 2
Jed Potbury
Opti 3
Charlie Bridger
Opti 4
Lucy Luxford
Opti 5
Tara Labat
Opti 6
Available
Updated 11.05.21 – $40 Charge to Hire


Invitational Camp: Friday 17th Sept to Sunday 19th Sept – BOOKINGS OPEN – this event has been cancelled due to COVID19 –

Murrays Bay Sailing Club

Opti 1
Hayden Chisholm
Refund paid
Opti 2
Luka Taylor
No refund as original payment not received
Opti 3
Charlie Bridger
Account in credit $40
Opti 4
Lucy Luxford
Account in credit $40
Opti 5
Millicent Limbrick
Account in credit $40
Opti 6
Mali Lloyd
Account in credit $40
Updated 04.04.21 – $40 Charge to Hire

Doyles Training Clinic: MBSC – Thursday 14th to Friday 15th October – BOOKINGS OPEN

Opti 1
Available
Opti 2
Available
Opti 3
Charlie Bridger
Opti 4
Lucy Luxford
Opti 5
Available
Opti 6
Available
Updated 02.09.21 – $50 Charge to Hire

Winter Championship: MBSC – Friday 16th to Sunday 17th October – BOOKINGS OPEN

Opti 1
Available
Opti 2
Available
Opti 3
Charlie Bridger
Opti 4
Lucy Luxford
Opti 5
Available
Opti 6
Available
Updated 04.04.21 – $50 Charge to Hire

Opti Team Cup: Lake Pupuke, Saturday 20th November to Sunday 21st November – BOOKINGS OPEN

Opti 1
Available
Opti 2
Available
Opti 3
Available
Opti 4
Available
Opti 5
Available
Opti 6
Available
$50.00 Event Hire Fee – Updated 24.08.21

SPBR, TBSC: Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th December, 2021 – BOOKINGS OPEN

Opti 1
Available
Opti 2
Available
Opti 3
Charlie Bridger
Opti 4
Available
Opti 5
Ryan Chisholm
Opti 6
Jack Griffiths
$50.00 Event Hire Fee – Updated 24.08.21

NZIODA NI Clinic: Tuesday 11 January to Friday 14 January, 2022 – FULLY BOOKED

Opti 1
Millicent Limbrick
Opti 2
Jed Potbury
Opti 3
Charlie Bridger
Opti 4
Caelan Taylor
Opti 5
Lucy Luxford
Opti 6
Mali Lloyd
$50.00 Event Hire Fee – Updated 24.08.21

Auckland Champs Wakatere Boating Club, Saturday 5th to Monday 7th February, 2022 – BOOKINGS OPEN

Opti 1
Available
Opti 2
Available
Opti 3
Charlie Bridger
Opti 4
Available
Opti 5
Available
Opti 6
Available
$50.00 Event Hire Fee – Updated 24.08.21

Junior Sail Auckland: Kohimarama Yacht Club, Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th February 2022 – BOOKING OPEN

Opti 1
Available
Opti 2
Available
Opti 3
Available
Opti 4
Available
Opti 5
Available
Opti 6
Available
$50.00 Event Hire Fee – Updated 24.08.21

PredictWind Girls Regatta: Kohimarama Yacht Club – BOOKINGS OPEN

Opti 1
Available
Opti 2
Available
Opti 3
Available
Opti 4
Available
Opti 5
Available
Opti 6
Available
$50.00 Event Hire Fee – Updated 24.08.21

Deposits for 2021/22 Season Received from:

Millicent Limbrick, Jed Potbury, Charlie Bridger, Caelan Taylor, Lucy Luxford, Mali Lloyd, Ryan Chisholm, Jack Griffiths, Luka Taylor, Tara Labat

Deposits Refunded for 2020/2021 Season

Miro Luxford, Charlotte Palmer, Ellena Courtnage, Emily Summers, Finn Holmes, Nico Holmes, Ben Catton, Hayden Chisholm

Make a Booking

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). If this is the first time you are booking an OWNZ boat for the season you also need to send the deposit form and charter agreement. OWNZ boats will only be available one day prior to any regattas or events.

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