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Welcome to IODASA, home of Optimist Dinghy sailing in South Australia

IODASA MEMBERSHIP FORM

Here, you can find out ABOUT THE CLASS, where you can LEARN TO SAIL or BUY A NEW OR USED BOAT.

Sailing teaches kids confidence, independence, strategic thinking, teamwork and respect for the environment – the Optimist is a great class to get kids out on the water. Come on out, give it a try and join the South Australian Optimist sailing community!

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2017 OPTIMIST Spring Training Clinic   Recently updated !

2017 OPTIMIST Spring Training Clinic
Goolwa Aquatic Club 9 – 10 Septmeber 2017

2 days of fun coaching focused on
 – New Green Fleet sailors (beginners)
 – Intermediate and Open Sailors
A great bunch of coaches and support boats to help the sailors improve over their skills over the 2 days

This is an Optimist class event, but any sailor under 15 is welcome to Join in for the weekend, as they are for any optimist event throughout the season. The sailor needs to be a member of the association (IODASA) and borrow or lease an optimist boat to use. This is a great opportunity for sailors to improve overall sailing skills and take these skills to your regular class. Contact the association for further questions or assistance.

Saturday night dinner option details coming soon, stay tuned to this page for updates and the full program.

Cost $70 for a single day attendance, or $100 for the 2 days

Follow the event on Facebook for updates

Registration for the Spring Training Clinic


SA Sailing Team Selection Notification

The South Australian Sailing Team program(s) aims to be the leading providers of high performance sailing programs in South Australia for talented athletes enabling them to achieve national and international success.

The SA Sailing Team is the underpinning program to the State Sailing Performance Program (SSPP – SA) and is managed & funded by Australian Sailing (AS). Both programs operate under the SA Sailing Team banner

The Optimist Class is involved in this program which is open to all South Australian Optimist Sailors. Selection to the 2017-2018 Sailing Team is via application. Note: Applications close 24th April 2017

Click here to enter


2017 MUSTO State Championships Entries Close this Friday 14th April

Just a quick note to advise all sailors and families that late entries for the 2017 MUSTO State Championships close this Friday 14th April. After this date a late entry fee will apply. Get in now to ensure you get the early bird entry rate.

We can also inform you that Wallaroo Sailing Club will provide a catering option with  lunches and drinks available each day of the Clinic and Championships. Dinner will also be available on Saturday evening. Further details to be available soon.

The IODASA Committee looks forward to seeing all SA Opti sailors and their families at Wallaroo – it should be a really enjoyable weekend.


Reminder: 2017 MUSTO State Championships and Clinic

In order to enable the IODASA Committee to make sure they have the correct resources available for the State Championships and Pre-States Clinic it would be appreciated if people can register asap.

To date we only have 12 entries for the Clinic and 26 entered in the State Championships.

Details for the 2017 MUSTO State Championships are:

IODASA Pre-States Training Clinic – Wallaroo 19 – 21st April –  This clinic is aimed at developing sailors in the Green Fleet, Intermediate and Open sailors and provides a great opportunity for newer optimist sailors to obtain high level coaching and progress their sailing skills in preparation for the State Championships. Alex Zimmermann our head coach will conduct the program and sessions, with assistance from other coaches.
Costs –
$150 for the 3 days
or $70 per day
Click here for online registration


MUSTO 2017 South Australian Optimist State Championships 22-23 April

IODASA is proud to release the Notice of Race for the MUSTO 2017 South Australian Optimist State Championships to be held at Wallaroo. Details are:

Notes:

  1. Special attention is drawn to item 3.6 in the NOR – All skippers shall be financial members of the IODASA or another state / national association recognised by IODA
  2. This year both the Green and Intermediate Fleets will sail on the same course, separate from the Open Fleet. This is aimed at providing a smoother transition from Green to Intermediate, and to enable the Intermediate Fleet to sail on a less challenging course located closer to the shore.

IODASA Pre-States Training Clinic – Wallaroo 19 – 21st April –  This clinic is aimed at developing sailors in the Green Fleet, Intermediate and Open sailors and provides a great opportunity for newer optimist sailors to obtain high level coaching and progress their sailing skills in preparation for the State Championships. Alex Zimmermann our head coach will conduct the program and sessions, with assistance from other coaches.
Costs –
$150 for the 3 days
or $70 per day

This represents excellent value when compared to the costs of similar clinics interstate.
Click here for online registration

Click here for Clinic and State Championship Flyer

Early registration will enable IODASA to book the required number of coaches. Please enter asap.

Volunteers and IODASA AGM The IODASA AGM will be held at BSYC on 6th April. Please consider the opportunity to contribute to the development and running of the Optimist Class in South Australia. The class can only continue to grow and improve with the support of volunteers working jointly with Australian Sailing, Clubs, Coaches and Sponsors.

Special thanks to our State Championship SponsorsMUSTO, the Sailing Shop, GoPsych, Binks Marine, Doyle Sails and Fruit Wise.
IODASA also acknowledges the support of ClubsSA


IODASA 2017-18 AGM Agenda

Notification is hereby given of the Agenda for the IODASA Annual General Meeting.

Details are:

  • Date – Thursday 6th April 2017
  • Location – BSYC
  • Start Time – 7.00 pm
  • AGM_Agenda_2017

Note: A number of the existing committee have indicated their intention to not seek re-election. Please give seriouss consideration to serving a term on the Committee. The class association needs the support of both Committee Members and additional volunteers in order to plan and implement a range of events and activities as part of the Opti Calendar. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Association is encouraged to speak with an existing member should they have any queries

 Kind regards,
Chris Auricht IODASA President on behalf of IODASA Committee

Fisher Peterson Tillett Regatta SIs and Registration

Sailing Instructions and Registration Form are available here

Please be aware that registration is on the day, in person, requiring each boat to pay the entry fee of $20 (cash only) and have the sailors receive their T-shirt.  It would be of great assistance if sailors could print off and pre-fill the registration form. Forms will be available at the registration desk otherwise.

There is a green fleet planned under the guidance of a Sailing School instructor, who will manage this fleet and coach.  Volunteers to assist on the day on the ASC RIBS/committee boats would be welcome.


IODASA AGM 2017-18

Notification is hereby given that the IODASA Annual General Meeting will be held on 6th April 2017 (venue TBA).

As per requirements set out on the Associations constitution, items for the agenda need to be in the hands of the Secretary at least twenty one (21) days prior to the AGM.  The agenda will be provided at least ten (10) days prior to the AGM.

Click here for the nomination form

Note: A number of the existing committee have indicated their intention to not seek re-election. Please give seriouss consideration to serving a term on the Committee. The class association needs the support of both Committee Members and additional volunteers in order to plan and implement a range of events and activities as part of the Opti Calendar. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Association is encouraged to speak with an existing member should they have any queries. Additional information on IODASA’s vision and priorities is available in the Associations Strategic Plan

 


50th Anniversary of the Fisher Peterson Tillett Regatta 12th March 2017

The 50th Anniversary of the Fisher Peterson Tillett Regatta will be held this coming Sunday 12th March at Adelaide Sailing Club, featuring the Opti Cup for Optimists

  • Registration and entry from 8.30 am
  • Briefing 9.30 am
  • 1st warning signal 10.30 am
  • Entry Fee $20 per boat including free T-Shirt

Special kids meal deals from 5.30 pm, followed by presentation and Free birthday cake at 6.30 pm

Click here for additional information including a history of the regatta.

Great to get as many Opti sailors attending as possible to help make the 50th anniversary a huge success. The regatta also provides a great opportunity for sailors to refine their race skills prior to the SA State Youths to be held at LBSC on 25-26 March. Click here for general information on the Youths.


Upcoming Clinics and Regatta’s

Hi All,

Just a quick update to advise you of a number of Opti related activities from IODASA and Australian Sailing (SA) planned for the coming months.

Details and links to online entry systems are below:

  • Optimist Clinic at Goolwa Aquatic Centre
  • SA State Youth Championships at Largs Bay Sailing Club
  • Optimist Clinic at Wallaroo (pre-State Titles)
    • Dates: 19-21 April 2017 (3 days)
    • Cost: $150 for 3 days or $70 per day
    • Online Entry
  • SA Optimist State Titles at Wallaroo

Note: Additional information will be available in the near future. In the meantime if you have any queries please get in touch with your IODASA committee club representative or the IODASA Secretary.

For those interested a number of other States have their state titles in the coming months. Selected info below:

  • Western Australian Opti States: Hillarys Yacht Club 4 – 6 March 2017
  • Victorian Opti States: Geelong Yacht Club 11-13 March 2017
  • NSW Opti States: Lake Macquarie 25-26 March 2017
  • QLD Opti States: Royal Queensland Yacht Sqadron 29-30 April 2017

Kind regards,

IODASA Committee