Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association (BODA) is registered charity (#662) that is fully staffed by volunteers. BODA members are Bermuda resident children of ages 15 years or younger who have a strong interest in Optimist sailing. Our diverse group of children participate in various Bermuda sailing programs to foster competitive sailing throughout the year.


BODA organizes high performance clinics, usually during school breaks, by bringing in specialist overseas sailing coaches. BODA sailors are regularly encouraged to take part in various international regattas, such as the IODA Optimist World Championship, the IODA North and South American Championships, as well as the national regattas of several other countries and regions (e.g., UK, Ireland, Canada and New England). BODA is as a member of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (“IODA”), which allows our sailors to compete against sailors from up to 121 countries with up to 80 sailors on each starting line.

BODA Documents