All sailors should be registered before 1st October 2022 for the upcoming season to qualify for representing NZ in one of the many teams. Your membership fees are critical to allow NZIODA to administer our class each season.
Top 5 ranked sailors
The next 2 ranked boys and the next 2 ranked girls.
Next 7 ranked of 1 gender and next 3 ranked of the other gender.
There are three Development Teams made up of a maximum of 18 sailors.
These teams are focused on providing an enjoyable first international regatta experience to develop skills and prepare younger sailors to then go on to be members of the New Zealand Optimist Sailing Team (NZOST) in future years.
The Boys Junior Development Team consists of up to 6 male sailors 12 years and younger.
The Girls Development Team consists of up to 6 female sailors and does not have any age limit.
Once the other development teams are filled, the Senior Development Team will be selected. This is made up of a maximum of 6 sailors with the highest ranking.
All three Development Teams will be chosen from sailor’s ranking at the Nationals rather than overall ranking from the season.
These teams are selected AFTER the NZOST are chosen, However, if a sailor qualifies for a NZOST but would prefer to be in a Development Team, they are able to take this option. They can not be in both.
Sailors can only travel as part of the Junior Boys or Senior Development Teams once, however 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.
Less sailors may be selected for any team at the discretion of NZIODA.
Top Ranked Sailor – This regatta is also by invitation from the organisers who may stipulate other criteria