News from the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals

National rankings released

National rankings released

The NZIODA National ranking list has just become available - to view click here

Entries to the Open fleet

As of Monday the 22nd of March, and with about 10 days before entry to the Nationals closes, the latest update on number of boats entered for the Opti Nationals is 155 in the Open fleet, and 61 in the Green fleet. These numbers are changing daily, and we update the entry list regularly - so remember you need to get your entry in by the 1st of April.

Late entries, accompanied by an additional late entry fee of $100 may be accepted at the Race Committees discretion until 1500 hrs on Friday 15th April 2011; however no event pack can be guaranteed.


Christchurch sailors

Wakatere Boating Club's committee has passed a motion to waiver the entry fee for any Christchurch sailors attending the Nationals - this is one small gesture we can make following the earthquake experienced recently in their lovely city.

If you are from a Christchurch club and have already paid for your entry you'll receive a reimbursement at registration. If you've not already entered, please do so through Club Hub in the usual manner, but without making a payment.


Strong Australian Team coming to NZ

Australia have entered a strong team of contenders for the New Zealand Toyota Optimist Nationals. Of the five entered, four competed at the 2010 Nationals held at Whitianga with a highest placing of seventh from Klaus Lorenz. Those entered are:

Christopher Charlwood 1st AUS Nationals 2011, 49th NZ Nationals 2010
Nai Jerwood 2nd AUS Nationals 2011
Klaus Lorenz 3rd AUS Nationals 2011, 7th NZ Nationals 2010
James McLennan 4th AUS Nationals 2011, 19th NZ Nationals 2010
Alistair Young 6th AUS Nationals 2011, 29th NZ Nationals 2010

We also have entries from Tahiti in both the Open and Green fleets, plus places reserved for Cook Island sailors.


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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