BODA organizes specialized clinics, usually during school breaks, by bringing in specialist coaches. BODA sailors are regularly encouraged to take part in various regattas oversea’s. Annually there is the IODA Optimist World Championship, the IODA North and South American Championships as well as several other International events in which individuals from Bermuda regularly participate.
Bermuda Registered Charity Number 662
ELIGIBILITY The Trials is open to competitors sailing on boats of the Optimist class. Attention is drawn to World Sailing Regulation 19 Nationality Criteria. The age of a competitor at the end of the year in which the event occurs shall not exceed 15 years. All competitors shall be Members of BODA, or their respective Country of Residence’s Optimist Class Association.
NoR: BODA IODA WORLD-Nas-Asians-Eus - NoR 2017 amendments below
SI: see below
Please find attached (and below) the information for the 2017 Canadian Optimist Championship, hosted by The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS). August 20-26, 2017.
December 5, 2016
Dear Junior Sailing Directors, Learn to Sail Instructors and Parents,
The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS), will host the 2017 Canadian Optimist Championships,
This event is open to all sailors, male and female aged 15 and under. This Regatta will consist of two fleets, a Green Fleet course for novice sailors with little or no racing
experience and a Championship Fleet for those with previous racing experience. The Green Fleet participants will receive on course instruction by coaches when needed.
For the Championship Fleet this event serves as the Team Canada qualifier for the 2018 IODA events including North American, South American, European and World Championships.
In preparation for the 2017 Canadian Optimist Championships, there will be a two-day test event for all sailors who wish to practice at the venue prior to the regatta. RNSYS will host the Kennedy Cup August 18-19, 2017.
In addition to strong participation from sailors in the Atlantic Provinces, we anticipate and welcome sailors from across Canada, as well as international Optimist racers.
The 2017 Canadian Optimist Championship is a great opportunity for all levels of sailors, as well as for coaches and families, to enjoy a unique week of sailing while having fun together. The RNSYS has enthusiastic and experienced members who appreciate the value of hosting international events. It’s location on the North West Arm provides outstanding ocean sailing conditions, top-notch club amenities and access to the historic city of Halifax.
Chair 2017 Canadian
Please find enclosed the information for the 2017 Optimist Mediterranean Championship, in the Limassol Cyprus.
The Biggest Sailing Event in Cyprus is happening again in 2017, and would be the Official Test Event prior to the 2018 IODA World Championship.
All necessary documents can be found at the official website of the Event, www.famagustanauticalclub.com, under the main menu "Ioannideia/Optimist Mediterranean Championship".
For all Participants to the Optimist Mediterranean Championship who are interested in chartering an Optimist for the Event, you would need to fill out the online Charter Form along with your Entry Form. An early charter, prior to July 31st, would also provide you with a discount on chartering fee. Also remember, that based on our BID promotion first 30 entries will receive free charter Optimist, as long as the entry is received prior to May 1st 2017.
Hope to see you all in Limassol Cyprus
|Santiago Pacheco||M||(42.0 DSQ)||11.0||9.0||7.0||8.0||2.0||14.0||(18.0)||2.0||4.0||4.0||15.0||1.0||14.0||151.0||91.0|
|Jamie Cook||M||13.0||(21.0)||19.0||8.0||2.0||5.0||4.0||1.0||8.0||10.0||(42.0 UFD)||18.0||21.0||15.0||187.0||124.0|
|Jens-Christian Dehn-Toftehoj||M||19.0||13.0||14.0||9.0||14.0||8.0||10.0||4.0||18.0||5.0||(42.0 UFD)||9.0||(22.0)||13.0||200.0||136.0|
|Jordan Etemadi||RBYC||M||(42.0 OCS)||1.0||24.0||15.0||3.0||10.0||25.0||21.0||7.0||12.0||(42.0 UFD)||1.0||18.0||6.0||227.0||143.0|
|Blake Wilson||M||12.0||5.0||13.0||18.0||(23.0)||16.0||12.0||11.0||17.0||2.0||(42.0 UFD)||6.0||17.0||21.0||215.0||150.0|
|Amparo Stupenengo Pefaur||F||8.0||16.0||17.0||14.0||22.0||20.0||8.0||17.0||9.0||16.0||(23.0)||17.0||14.0||(23.0)||224.0||178.0|
|Micah Thomas Raynor||RBYC||M||(26.0)||(29.0)||10.0||20.0||7.0||9.0||15.0||14.0||25.0||26.0||12.0||23.0||8.0||17.0||241.0||186.0|
|River Andrews||M||(42.0 OCS)||19.0||12.0||11.0||16.0||17.0||5.0||9.0||13.0||27.0||16.0||28.0||26.0||(29.0)||270.0||199.0|
|Joshua Hyde||M||23.0||(42.0 OCS)||21.0||16.0||19.0||18.0||9.0||19.0||16.0||(24.0)||20.0||8.0||15.0||16.0||266.0||200.0|
|Rian Geraghty-McDonnell||RBYC||M||(42.0 OCS)||20.0||16.0||23.0||26.0||27.0||23.0||24.0||26.0||21.0||(42.0 UFD)||13.0||11.0||5.0||319.0||235.0|
|Leyli Walker||RBYC||F||15.0||18.0||11.0||33.0||29.0||35.0||31.0||28.0||(42.0 UFD)||19.0||22.0||25.0||12.0||(38.0)||358.0||278.0|
|Thomas Evans||RBYC||M||(42.0 OCS)||34.0||28.0||(35.0)||33.0||31.0||32.0||26.0||10.0||30.0||29.0||26.0||19.0||31.0||406.0||329.0|
|Ubaldo Bruni||RBYC||M||22.0||27.0||25.0||24.0||28.0||28.0||27.0||31.0||(39.0)||33.0||(42.0 DSQ)||35.0||32.0||25.0||418.0||337.0|
|Fiachra McDonnell||RBYC||M||(42.0 OCS)||17.0||40.0||(42.0 DNS)||36.0||39.0||29.0||36.0||33.0||23.0||42.0 UFD||27.0||27.0||18.0||451.0||367.0|
|Jack Roberts||RHADC||M||32.0||37.0||37.0||38.0||31.0||30.0||34.0||(42.0 OCS)||19.0||(41.0)||33.0||37.0||39.0||36.0||486.0||403.0|
|Jacob Hodder||RHADC||M||35.0||39.0||39.0||(42.0 DNF)||(41.0)||40.0||40.0||38.0||32.0||34.0||34.0||39.0||36.0||41.0||530.0||447.0|
|Gianni Santucci||RHADC||M||34.0||40.0||41.0||(42.0 DNF)||39.0||41.0||(42.0 DNC)||42.0 DNC||24.0||39.0||31.0||40.0||40.0||39.0||534.0||450.0|
Race 1: URU DSQ under Rule 11.
Race 11: ITA DSQ for failing to sail the course.
|DNC||Did not come to the starting area||42|
|DNF||Started but did not finish||42|
|DNS||Came to the start area but did not start||42|
|OCS||On course side at start or broke rule 30.1||42|
The Championship will be held at the Royal Naval Dockyard adjacent to the America’s Cup Endeavour Fort and the racing areas will be the waters of Bermuda.
Notice of Race (NoR)
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.
The Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association (BODA) hosted the Women On the Water Girls Sailing Clinic on Sunday, October 16th at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. A group of 39 local girls aged 6-13 participated in an all-day clinic that included land and on-the-water training. The land drills included a yoga warm-up and some circuit training. On the water, the girls were split into skill level groups to practice sailing and racing drills. An all-female team of coaches and sailing experts was on hand to guide and inspire the girls.
The international Optimist governing body, IODA, recently instituted gender quotas for their international races, to encourage a better balance of boys and girls among participating countries. Most of Bermuda’s younger sailing classes are evenly split between boys and girls. But by middle school (prime racing age), girls tend to drop out, leaving mostly boys as eligible to represent Bermuda in international races. The WOW Clinic seeks to encourage the girls to stay with sport of sailing through their pre-teen and teenage years.
The all-female volunteers shared their experiences with the girls. Coach Maria stated that she was the only female when she started sailing back in Uruguay. When she first started racing at the age of 11, she found the aggressiveness of the boys at the start line to be intimidating. But she stuck with the sport and has made it her career. She is excited to see so many girls in sailing now.
Another volunteer explained that the gender disparities with the sport continue on into adulthood, where more women tend to drop out as they reach their 20’s. She encouraged the girls to persevere. All the volunteers, including Team BDA sailor Emily Nagel, also expressed their gratitude to the sport for taking them to many foreign lands and introducing them to lifelong friends.
In conjunction with the event, BODA awarded a scholarship to Endeavour. Sylvia Oliveira, BODA Treasurer and event organizer, said, “BODA is grateful to Orbis, April Galda and anonymous donors for their generous donations towards this scholarship to Endeavor for a deserving female sailor who has the aptitude and attitude to shift over to advanced club racing at a Bermuda sailing school.”
The Endeavour Programme has been extremely successful in extending sailing out to the community and sparking an interest among many local children. BODA is thrilled to show its support to the Endeavour Programme through this award. The scholarship winner, as selected by the Endeavour coaches, will be a girl who has the skill and determination to train with the advanced club racers, with the ultimate goal of representing Bermuda at international regattas.