2018/2019 IODASA Membership Due

IODASA Membership is due to Season 2018/2019.

Membership of IODASA includes membership of the National and International Optimist Associations.

Annual membership is due from the 1st of July each year. Membership covers 1 child & one adult.

Your child must be a member to participate in events such as the annual Frostbite Regatta, Gulf of St Vincent Regatta, Spring Training Clinic, State Championships and National Championship.

Membership Fees:

First Child $60

Second & Subsequent siblings $50 each.

The IODASA Committee has been working very closely with YSA to develop a comprehensive training and regatta calendar.

Discounts apply for IODASA members when attending certain clinics etc so is good to become a member and register/renew early in the season.



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URGENT Notice for 2019 Nationals Tasmania

Urgent notice to all SA Opti Sailors considering going to the Tasmania Nationals Jan 2019
please email anthony@optisa.org.au
if you are planning to go and what fleet, as we are aiming to finalise coaching and support for you at the event in coming days. Please do this by 5pm the 5th of July if you are a better than 50/50 chance of attending Thankyou

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Cut off For Hoodie orders is 15th of May
Great entertainment and food planned by GAC
Bacon and Egg rolls Saturday and Sunday AM
Book event and hoodies in link below (hoodie and food order in “shop” for those that had already entered States)
Book event and hoodies
any questions get in touch 🙂

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**Event updates**

MUSTO 2018 SA State Titles 

The IODASA committee will make an announcement in the next couple of weeks regarding this event.


BINKS MARINE 2018 Optimist Frostbite Regatta, June long weekend

Registrations are now open, and be sure to register on time so that you can receive your hoodie, registration link below




IODASA Junior Sailing Fitness Program, ***Registrations close 30th April***

Starts 2nd may, only 6 spots left to get course running. Great winter fitness program, registration link below




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Opti South Australia News Flash – Important events coming up over next 4 months

Dear Opti sailors and families, we have a busy second half of the season coming up, the committee has been working hard, with Australian Sailing SA and clubs,  to make a great program for the Opti sailors. In addition we are starting to plan for next season. We are very excited that there is a lot of new sailors joining the class at many clubs, 2018/19 is sure to be great. Parents, we will be seeking volunteers for many tasks to ensure the children can have a great program and run the events, sailing experience is not required to help out, please make contact to let us know your availability. There will be some positions on the committee that will require filling at our AGM, stay tuned.

Whats Coming Up (that we know of)

Australian Sailing Tri Series No.3 at Adelaide Sailing Club, 10/11 Mar...

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2018 Feb 10 & 11 Coaching Clinic Goolwa Aquatic Club

Draft Clinic Program Released
4 squads- coaches catering for all skills, final squads allocated on the day

*Green fleet (ex tackers/ learn to sail-first timers) 
*Green fleet- have done before
*Intermediate fleet
*Open fleet

1 day registration option now available $60

Great coaches including Alex Zimmermann working with the groups

Please register ASAP for planning purposes

If you wish to have funds transferred from recent postponed States Entries that you had already paid. Please choose the product option that states this (example below), you will then be able to register without making payment. This obviously assists us for planning purposes. Any net refund or amount owed can be addressed after the clinic. event cancellation policy applies to transfers.

Please note this is an event for ...

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POSTPONEMENT of MUSTO 2018 State Titles due to Hot weather

Due to the impending forecast of extreme heat on the 27th and 28th of January, the IODASA committee in consultation with Australian Sailing have made a decision to postpone the 2018 Optimist State Championships for the safety of our competitors and volunteers.

Discussions will take place early next week to reschedule the event.

All current entries will be transferred to the new date. Refunds will be offered where required.

For further information please contact Kylie Baker on 0425511177.

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