Travelling Team Selection Criteria

At the 2019 TOYOTA Optimist Nationals, NZIODA will announce the Top 25 Ranked Sailors and the 2019 Optimist Worlds Team. All other Travelling Teams will be announced at a later date once Teams have been confirmed.

Selection for 2019 is as follows:

Worlds – Top 5 Ranked Sailors 

Euros – Next Top 4 Ranked Sailors (must include 1 from the opposite gender)

North American Champs – Next 4 ranked sailors. Another 2 spots may be possible including gender requirements if notified by IODA as NOR published.

Asians – Next Top 10 Ranked Sailors (must include 3 from the opposite gender)

Japan Friendship Regatta – Next Top 2 Ranked Sailors – This regatta is by invitation from the regatta organisers who may stipulate other criteria but traditionally the sailors must be 12 years old 

Noumean Development – Top 5 Twelve Year Olds based on National Champs Results; Top 5 Eleven and Under Year Olds based on National Champs Results. NOTE: A Sailor may only be in the Noumea Development Team once. Eg. they cannot go as an 11 year old and again as a 12 year old.

Girls Development  – Up to 12 top ranked Girls inside #100 Ranking to compete in New Caledonian Nationals, Noumea. Note that for 12 and 11 and Under Year Old Girls, the Girls Development Team takes precedence over the Noumean Development Team. 

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup, Bermuda – Top Ranked Sailor – This regatta is also by invitation from the organisers who may stipulate other criteria 

Refer to the Ranking Calculation page to understand how the ranking is determined.

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