All sailors need to be registered before 1st October 2022 for the upcoming season to qualify for representing NZ in one of the many teams.
Top 5 ranked sailors
The next 2 ranked boys and the next 2 ranked girls the reason for this change is that the boys and the girls race separately.
Next 7 ranked of 1 gender and next 3 ranked of the other gender. Please note that selection for the IODA Asian & Oceanian Championship will be done after the Interislander Regatta in February 2022.
There are two Boys Development Teams: a team for Opti age 12 years and younger; and a senior boys team. Each of these teams will consist of up to 6 sailors. Less sailors may be selected at the discretion of NZIODA.
The Girls Development Team will also consist of up to 6 female sailors and does not have any age limit. Less sailors may be selected at the discretion of NZIODA.
All three development teams will be chosen from sailors’ rankings at the Nationals rather than overall rankings from the season. These teams are selected AFTER the NZOST are chosen.
If a sailor qualifies for a NZOST but would prefer to be in a NZODT they are able to take this option. Also, if sailors have qualified for a team previously, but have not actually travelled for whatever reason, they can be part of a Development Team if they qualify the following year
Top Ranked Sailor – This regatta is also by invitation from the organisers who may stipulate other criteria