South Australian Opti Sailors heading to the 2018 Optimist Nationals.

Royal Queensland Yacht Club from 3rd Jan to 10th Jan 2017.

If you are planning, or considering going to the 2018 nationals please register your details as soon as possible.

We are planning to have support boats for our South Australian competitors in each fleet.

We need you to register your attendance with IODASA for planning of coaches, support boats, uniform and transport.

We are planning to send boats up in a shipping container which will work out quite economical, there is limited space so fill in your details below if you are interested.


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Register for the Optimist Spring Coaching Clinic as soon as you can

*** REMINDER TO REGISTER ASAP *** ***late fees coming soon***

It only takes 2 minutes

Goolwa Aquatic Club 9 – 10 Septmeber 2017

Register for the Optimist Spring Coaching Clinic as soon as you can, we need to finalise coach numbers and safety boat numbers.

Excellent Open and Intermediate coaches, and a great Green fleet team to make a fun and productive weekend.

Ideal weekend to make the progression from Tackers to Green fleet

Sailors from other classes U15 welcome to borrow/lease an Optimist and join into the clinic, as per event details, see website/Facebook event

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

2 days of fun coaching focused on
 – New Green Fleet sailors (beginners)
 – ...

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How a come and try day triggered an amazing adventure

Alexi was 9 years old when he first hopped into a sailing dinghy at a ‘come and try’ day at the Brighton Seacliff Yacht Club.  That day he discovered a passion for a sport he hadn’t previously known existed.  

Alexi is now 13, and during the most recent school holidays competed in the 2017 World Championships in Thailand in the Optimist class sailing boat.  The Worlds Championships are held every year and this was the largest ever held with 281 of the top ranked sailors attending from 62 countries. 

After sailing six races over three days in a ‘qualifying series’ sailors were divided into four fleets based on their ranking.  Alexi was ranked at 47th,  of the 281 competitors, which meant he sailed a further three day ‘final series’ with 72 of the top ranked sailors from around th...

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2017 OPTIMIST Spring Training Clinic

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 ...

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