• 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 celsius. With the cold weather yesterday the race organisers made a point of ensuring sailors … 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 was a day for lighter / smaller sailors today tended to suit heavier sailors.Fleets were … 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 followed by Sean Kensington with a 2,1.On the schools side Murray’s Bay Intermediate currently leads … 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 Champs regattas at Maraetai, I’m sure there will be no doubt that this will once … 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 nationals which was intended to reduce cost through a reduction of ranking regattas didn't achieve … Read More
  • 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!
  • 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
  • National Rankings 2015/16 *UPDATED*
  • 2016 Auckland Champs Results
    final-winners-tableDownload opti-open-final-resultsDownload green-fleet-finalDownload
  • Thrilling Finish To 2014 Optimist National Championship
    The 2014 Toyota National Optimist Championship final day was a real thriller on both open and green fleets. We were once again treated to a great breeze. Peaking at 18 knots, it yet again tested the sailors strengths, particularly with the gusts and shifts coming thorough. In open fleet our … Read More
  • Big Week Of Sailing Ahead For NZL Optimist Sailors
    New Zealands largest single class regatta of the year, the 2014 Toyota Optimist National Championships is about to commence at Manly Sailing Club on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Racing gets underway next Friday April 18, where 265 sailors from 5 countries will race up to 15 races over the five days … Read More
  • Final Day Of Optimist North Islands
    The final day of the Optimist North Islands got underway in the continued light conditions of 4-6knots so it was a true day for good clear thinking and strategic sailing and it was a Kiwi, Scott McKenzie from Kohimarama Yacht Club in the Gold Fleet, who led the way with … Read More
  • NZIODA North Island Champs Day 2
    Day two of the North Island Optimist Champs dawned grey and overcast with a light drizzle and no wind. As the morning progressed the rain set in and any chance of wind disappeared so PRO Gerald Martin made a great call and postponed racing for three hours. By 1.00pm the … Read More
  • NZIODA North Island Champs Day 1
    The NZIODA North Island Champs commenced in light and shifty conditions for the Open Fleet in New Plymouth. With over 100 entries the fleet has been split into two and it was with a great deal of skill PRO Gerald Martin completed three races in the qualifying series before the … Read More
  • NZIODA Optimist Regatta Season Underway
    The NZIODA Optimist Regatta season gets underway today (Friday 15th November) with the North Island Championship, a three day regatta to be held at the New Plymouth Yacht Club. Yachting New Zealand Regional Manager Wayne Holdt  has spent considerable time to ensure around 150 optimist sailors from throughout the country, … Read More
  • William Shapland Wins The 2013 New Caledonian Optimist Nationals
    Ten New Zealand Optimist sailors, as part of the 2013 New Zealand International Optimist Association Development Team, aged between 10 and 12 years old from throughout the country, spent ten days in Noumea training then competing in the New Caledonian Optimist Nationals – a four day regatta – held in … Read More
  • 2012 North Island Champs
    The Optimist North Islands were recently hosted by Lake Taupo Yacht Club, Nov 16-18, and were held in very challenging conditions including a wide range of wind strengths and cold temperatures throughout. The open fleet had 119 sailors from across 14 NZ Clubs and 5 Australian Clubs. Nick Egnot- Johnson … Read More
  • 2012 Qingdao International Optimist Training Camp & Regatta
    Six sailors and coach Aaron Hume-Merry (with manager Kimberly Rees) were recently on a twelve day trip in China where they attended the ‘Double Star Cup’ 2012 Qingdao International Optimist Training Camp & Regatta. Sailors are Charlotte Porter, Chelsea Rees, (coach Aaron Hume-Merry) Kate Stewart, Oscar Gunn, Daniel Wilks, and … Read More
  • NZ Worlds Team Tour
    Three of the five members of the NZL Optimist Worlds Team; LeonardTakahashi Fry, Isaac McHardie, and Markus Somerville, are coming to theend of a very successful international training tour. The tour was plannedto help prepare them for the Optimist World Championships in Napier thisDecember. The tour began in the Dominican … Read More
  • NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Dinghy Worlds Team 2012:
    It’s hot and humid in the Dominican Republic and Day 2 of the Championship is over.  Hopefully they will all be tucked up in bed having a good rest for tomorrows racing!  If you are mad keen to watch the racing live, tune into the tracking from 4.30am ….that’s 12.30pm … Read More
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