News from the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals

NZ National Teams Racing results

Sixteen teams took part in the New Zealand Optimist Teams Racing Nationals on the first official day of the Toyota Optimist Nationals. The day began with light winds which made conditions tricky in the strong tide. However, as the day went on the breeze built in strength and the from early afternoon the teams were enjoying a medium strength south westerly.

Tauranga's team won the overall national event after beating Wakatere 1, and Napier 1 placed third. The international teams also held a teams racing contest, with team numbers being bolstered by a small contingent of New Zealand teams. The overall winner of this event was Australia.

For a diagram of Provisional Results click here.





Registration and Teams racing

After some fairly wicked southerlies in Auckland over the last few days, the opening day of the New Zealand Toyota Optimist Championship regatta has dawned bright, cold, clear and with very little breeze. Registration and Teams Racing are on the schedule for the first day . . . news about the event will be posted daily on this website. Our facebook page will be updated several times a day throughout the regatta, and there's a twitter link as well which we will endeavour to update regularly... if you are a supporter with the ability to make tweets from your phone, or other device, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We will establish a link to Teams Racing results later today.


Wakatere water hazards, buoys and RIB mooring

A map showing the hazards, buoys and RIB mooring area is now available on the Patrol Boat page of General Information.

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19 & 20 April
Opening Ceremony
Assemble outside clubrooms
3 pm, Wed 20 April
All briefings in marquee:

Open Sailors briefing

4 pm Wed 20 April

Open Support Boat briefing
4.30pm Wed 20 April

Open & Green
Official Boats &
Rescue Boats briefing
5 pm Wed 20 April
Open Coaches/Team
leaders briefing

5.30 pm Wed 20 April

Open Fleet racing

21-25 April

Green Sailors briefing
Thurs 21 April

Green Fleet racing
21-25 April

Teams Racing
19 & 20 April
For more details go to the NOR