Regatta NOW 6-9 Nov


Regatta Update 

NZIODA and Worser Bay Boating Club are pleased to announce the 2020 Optimist Nationals are now planned to be held at Worser Bay, 6-9th of November replacing next seasons Nth Islands.


This was facilitated with the support of Napier Sailing Club and Taupo Yacht Club and a major reorganising effort and commitment from the WBBC Team.  A special thanks to all involved for coming up with this solution.


This regatta will be held for all sailors within the Opti age limit of 15yrs and will stand alone to determine our 2020 National Class Champion as well as the top placing NZIODA White and Green fleet sailors for 2020. For sailors continuing into the 2020-21 season the regatta will be ranked 20% for eligible sailors.


If continuing circumstances created by Covid-19 prevent this event happening a clear call for cancellation will be announced before Sept 18th.

warmest regards

Dean Stanley
Worser Bay Boating Club

David Kayrouz

Message from Josh Junior

Worser Bay sailor who grew up sailing Optis

Sailor Registration

Once registered please deposit the correct amount into the following account with your Last Name and Sail Number on the particulars (don't forget your lunch money).

BNZ: 02-0536-0158332-002

Entry Fees
$195 NZD - Open & White Fleet Sailors
$125 NZD - Green Fleet Sailor

$25 NZD - Discount for each additional sibling from the same family

$ 10 NZD - lunch per day


Lunches ($10) are  available for sailors. They will consist of a roll, snack and fruit, or similar (note: details are to be finalised). Order your lunch as part of the registration process. At this stage, we will not be catering for special dietary requirements.

Please bring your own drink bottle. We will not be supplying plastic bottled water. Wellington's finest is available on tap.

Event News + Notices

Watch this space for other useful information

Clean Regatta

We're running the event as a Clean Regatta. The focus of a clean regatta is sustainability, ensuring our playground - the ocean - is well looked after, read more here

Want to Help?

Get involved, support the kids, make new friends and feel great about how it couldn't have happened without you :-)  There are lots of jobs to do to run a Nationals and we'd love if if you'd join us and have some fun. Please complete the volunteer form - we'll be in touch.

Spot Prizes

Start planning what you'll do when you win big. Our generous sponsors have put together some great spot prizes. Check back here for more details.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Event Team on:


This event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors

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