2014 Australian Optimist Nationals


What an amazing event, more boats of a single class together at a regatta than ever before in Australia (342), and Otto Henry, the 2014 Australian & Open Champion, is only 11 years old!

South Australia had it’s biggest number of sailors entered with 39 sailors from 4 clubs competing. Four of our sailors finished in the top 25 making them eligible for the Australian Optimist Sailing Team (Angus Higgins, Sam Magarey, Alex Higgins & Matt Meaney). Three sailors finished in the top ten (Sam, Alex & Matt) and Matt Meaney finished fourth overall and second Australian! Well done Matt, that’s SA’s best result ever.

Madi Pike and Jack Higgins finished in the top ten in Green Fleet.

Jonas Barrett came 7th in Intermediate Fleet.

Ben Hinks who sailed in Open Fleet came 1st 10yo or under and Taran Sanderson was 3rd 10yo or under.

A huge thanks must go to Chris Jackson and his team of volunteers at Mornington Yacht Club, they went above and beyond to put on a professional, exceptionally well organised and safe event.

AIODA Photo Album


AIODA Nationals 2014 Prize List