Overseas Opti Regattas

Over the next week the NZIODA travelling teams will be representing us at the following regattas.

Keep track of their progress at the event websites below.

For the first time at a major Optimist Regatta Live Tracking of races from the Europeans and North Americans will be available. Both events can be accessed from http://www.optiworld.org/tracking.html

Opti North Americans, Canada June 26th - July 4th


NZL4371 Trent Rippey

NZL4343 Michael Hayton

NZL3655 Nick Egnot-Johnson

NZL4412 Eliza Wilkinson

Europeans, Poland July 2nd - 10th


NZL4052 Zak Merton

NZL4406 Ellie Lane

NZL4263 Jack Simpsom

NZL4378 Ken Tildesley

Asians, Thailand July 3rd - 11th


NZL4224 Matthew Hughes

NZL4247 Charlotte Moss

NZL4181 Cole Rippey

NZL4357 Nick Thyne

NZL4144 Kim Buchanan

NZL3869 William McKenzie

NZL4362 Abby Goodwin

Best of luck to everyone involved.

Optimist Nationals 2010

The 2010 Opti Nationals in Whitianga have been won by Kimberley Lim (Singapore). Jayvee Buchanan finished first NZer in second place.

There was an official opening ceremony on Wed 31st Mar and racing began April 1st. Wakatere had a record 32 entries across the open and green fleet. The regatta was plagued by a lack of wind early on which filled in as the series progressed, though the Teams racing had to be cancelled to allow more races to be held.

Markus was the top Wakatere sailor in Open Fleet, finishing in 13th position overall, the fourth NZer and gaining a spot in the World's team. Jonathon Weston was top Wakatere sailor in the Green Fleet finishing 2nd.

Tim won 1st place for age 13 years (despite the organiser's unfortunate oversight at the prize-giving), also finishing as 14th NZer, quite an achievement in his first Nationals.

Hopefully an extended report will be posted in the near future.

For results and photos see the official website http://www.optimistnationals.org.nz/

Open Fleet - Tim Adair, Sam Barnett, Maddie Brogan, Chris Coleman, Ellie Copeland, Harry Elworthy, Aaron Gibb-Pearson, Max Hayman, Rory McCutcheon, Tom Milne, Aidan Nicholas, Leo Pagani, Jack Simpson, Alan Turner, Markus Somerville, and Sam Wallis.

Green Fleet - Jessica Berry, Holly Brogan, William Clough, Xanthe Copeland, Finn Dalbeth, Joe Gibb-Pearson, Harrison Hill, Josh Hill, Maddie Hill, Seb Jones, Scott Macky, Harry Milne, George Pagani, Isaac Smith, Kate Stewart and Jonathon Weston.


Next years Nationals are at Wakatere Easter 2011......Bring it on!

Junior Pacific Series

Wakatere’s opti sailor Jack Simpson won the Junior Pacific Series last Saturday and apart from winning an O’Pen Bic of his own he also won a place as the 18th man aboard Team NZ yesterday for the final of the big boys Louis Vuitton Trophy.

A sail-world story is in this link.http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?Nid=67679

Congratulations Jack! I’m sure we will hear more about it soon.




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Classes sailed at Wakatere

  • JUNIOR: Optimist, P Class, RS Feva
  • YOUTH: Starling, 29er, 420, Boards, 
  • RS Feva, Laser Radial
  • SENIOR: Laser, OK Dinghy, Sunburst,
  • Windsurfing, 470, 49er, 3.7, Idle Along, 
  • RS Feva, Zephyr