optiAUS - 2017 International Invitation
International Competitor Invitation - 2017 GILL Australian & Open Optimist Championships
In the early weeks of January each year the Australian Optimist class meet – hundreds of Opti sailors, supported by their families, travel from around Australia to challenge themselves to a week of racing off the beautiful coastal waters of Australia during the peak summer season. The 2017 Host being the Largs Bay Sailing Club in South Australia.
In increasing numbers .. overseas competitors are vying up against the best in Australia to challenge the fleet on the water and join in the fun on land. The top 20 positions at this event decide the names that will form the 2017 Australian Optimist Sailing Teams that will go on to represent Australia at 3 IODA events around the world - 2017 Worlds in Thailand, European’s in Bulgaria, Asian’s in Hong Kong and a further 5 representatives to participate in the USIODA’s North American challenge. Development of upcoming sailors is important to the class, the top 8 sailors u12 are selected to form the Australian Optimist Development Squad which heads over to Noumea, New Caledonia to compete for a fantastic week of certain breeze racing besides local & New Zealand Opti sailors.
The 1000+ Community this annual event forms around the location is impressive, the atmosphere is alive and competitors are keen to get out on the water. These young sailors are supported by family and friends, numerous event Volunteers, Coaches, Judges, Race Committees and teams of support crews - on and off the water. Many Volunteer hours are dedicated to ensure that this event is a success, creating a safe sailing environment for families to relax in their holidays and watch the racing off the beaches and beautiful waters around Largs Bay in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia.
Go to the Event website for information & documents you need relating to this event – NOR, Charter boat info/fees/bookings and accommodation options – see website Registration will be via the website and open soon.
ON-LINE ENTRIES OPENING SOON
Entry into the event will be opening soon however in the interim please take the opportunity to visit us and consider your options for accommodation and sight-seeing you might like to so whilst you are on holidays.
The Australian Optimist community are looking forward to welcoming you all in January. If you require further assistance please contact us HERE.