A Message from The Chairman
The World is coming to New Zealand.
It is with great pleasure that the New Zealand Optimist Association invites all countries to come down under and experience the Optimist World Championships in one of the world's great sailing nations.
We would encourage you to bring your family, stay for a few days afterwards and visit the beautiful South Island and come early as well and do some training on the dependable sailing waters of the Hawkes Bay. There is plenty of interesting and exciting things for all visitors to do on the water and ashore. We have an enjoyable Christmas Day planned for those who arrive in time.
For the sailors, we are holding a Pre-Worlds training clinic on 20, 21, 22 and 23 December and then the Pre-Worlds regatta on 28 and 29 December. Remember also our offer to team you up with an experienced New Zealand Optimist Coach with knowledge of local conditions if you would prefer the cost savings of using our coaching resources.
You will see this website developing as time goes on so be sure to keep coming back, following us on facebook, and in the meantime all of New Zealand wishes all optimist sailors the very best of luck with your selection trials.
Bye for now.