The NZ Yachting Trust Optimist Worlds Team are almost all home again now and recovered from their jetlag. Traveling half way around the world to compete at this intensity is a big ask.
Flying straight through was going to be a 30 hour journey, so the team elected to stay a night in Honk Kong on the way, to start the clocks adjusting, and to unwind after the usual rush to leave. Hong Kong to Faro on its own was a long haul, with a 5 hour stop in Frankfurt.
2-9 January 2017
The 2017 GILL Australian and Open Championships will be held at Largs Bay Sailing Club in South Australia on the 2nd - 9th January 2017.
Please be aware that selection for the Worlds is now based on the top 5 ranked sailors at the conclusion of the Optimist Nationals regatta. This is a change that was made at the 2015 AGM (previously selection was based on the top 5 placings at the Nationals).
WAINUI CAMP, 17 December — 21st December 2015
The SI Optimist Clinic was held once again in Wainui for the 3rd year in a row and in my opinion has been the most successful to date.