OWNZ Boats

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:                            $40 for the length of the regatta/event

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 2020/2021 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


(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 $40 plus $200 for the 1st hire and then $40 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 2020/2021 Season

NZIODA/OWNZ Charter Agreement for the 2020/2021 Season

Availability for 2020/2021
Invitational Camp Friday 11th to Sunday 13th SeptemberCharlotte PalmerHayden ChisholmBen CattonAvailMiro LuxfordAvail
Pre Winter Champs Training
Tuesday 29th September
Wednesday 30th September
Thursday 1st October
Hayden ChisholmBen Catton
Winter Champs
MBSC, Auckland
2nd to 4th Oct 2020
AvailHayden ChisholmBen CattonAvailAvailAvail
Opti Team Cup
Lake Pupuke, Auckland
21st & 22nd Nov 2020
AvailAvailBen CattonAvailAvailAvail
TBSC, Auckland
Dec 2020
Ryan ChisholmHayden ChisholmAvailLucy LuxfordMiro LuxfordMali Lloyd
Jan 2021
AvailAvailBen CattonJed PotburyAvailAvail
Auckland Champs
MBSC, Auckland
Jan 2021
Ryan ChisholmHayden Chisholm Ben CattonLucy LuxfordMiro LuxfordMali Lloyd
Junior Sail Auckland
KYC, Auckland
Feb 2021
Updated 02.09.20 – if Sailors name in bold then Regatta payment has been received.

Deposits for 2020 2021 Season Received from:

Lucy LuxfordMiro LuxfordRyan ChisholmHayden Chisholm
Ben CattonCharlotte PalmerMali LloydJed Potbury
Updated 28.08.20 – once deposit paid your requested regatta opti will be reserved.

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

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). OWNZ boats will only be available one day prior to any regattas or events.

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