2019 Qingdao International Optimist Sailing Camp And Regatta

7th - 15th August 2019

Expressions Of Interest to be Sought

New Zealand has previously sent a team to this regatta in 2012, 2014 and again in 2016 and intends to sign an exchange agreement with them for the coming season. The experience gained from past regattas would suggest that, whilst it was a fantastic experience, it would perhaps be best viewed as an opportunity to experience a different sailing location and culture and use it as a means to build familiarity in traveling internationally to a regatta.


Auckland Champs 2019 - Entries Open

26-28 January 2019

The Auckland Champs is a three day regatta over Auckland Anniversary weekend, 26th to 28th of January 2019, for Open and Green Fleet Sailors and hosted by Maraetai Sailing Club.

The regatta also incorporates the Auckland Starling Champs (a Traveller Series regatta), the Rs Feva Auckland Champs, 420 & 29er’s.

Monday's sailing constitutes the official Ports of Auckland, Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.


North Island Champs in Napier

25-28 October 2018

There are less than six weeks to go until the Kennedy Park Optimist North Island Champs, a NZIODA ranking regatta. It will be held in Napier from Thursday 25 (registration) to Sunday 28 October. NOR and Entry Form can be found on the Napier Sailing Club website. You'll also find there the social programme and a link to the Kennedy Park Resort website, who are offering discounts on accommodation when you quote the discount code OPT2018. See you in Napier!


Important information for Anchor Aims Sailors

Hi All coaches and Sport coordinators for Yachting

24 more days till the start of the 2018 Anchor Aims Games for Yachting. To help with your sailors preparation I have attached a letter and list to give you all an idea of the expectations of the safety check to be completed during Registration on Saturday 08/09/18.

Also remember the 'Pimp the Opti' session. This will be valuable information offered by the Sail makers themselves about tuning your sails to suit the conditions.
We will also have the Logo tech representative onsite so you can purchase your Aims sports wear and memorabilia.
Look forward to seeing you all on the 8th sept!
Leanne Warren
Anchor Aims Yachting coordinator - TYPBC

 AIMS 2018 Safety Check (Draft)

 Sailor reminder note


2018 AIMS Games

We are about 3 weeks out from the deadline for Yachting entrants for the school 2018 AIMS GAMES this September in Tauranga. These games are for Year 7 & 8 (intermediate aged) students sailing Optimist class boats.


2017 Interislander Optimist Challenge

17 - 19 February 2017

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club welcomes sailors and parents from all over New Zealand to the largest centerboard regatta in the South Island. The Interislander is the third ranking regatta for the 2016/17 season.

The Interislander are offering great discounts for sailors and families to get across the Cook Strait.

The 2017 Interislander Optimist Challenge includes the 2017 Port of Marlborough Starling Championship.