After a very long winded process with SARS and the shipping agents, we finally have 5 brand new Optimists in South Africa.
The Optimist class association would like to thank Far East Boats and the Chinese Yachting Association for donating these boats to the class.
These boats are available for training programs and for hire in order to grow Optimists sailing in South Africa. If you have a training program you would like to get off the ground please contact us.
Dear Oppie Class Members,
It’s that time of the year when we all start packing for the Youth Nationals. I’ve attached the Notice of race and the Event schedule so you are aware of what’s happening where and when.
So far we have 32 sailors registered and I’m sure there will be more in due course.
There are a few pieces of paper you need to remember for registration and measurement.
- Sail measurement certificate
- Boat measurement certificate
- SAS card
- Club membership card
- Optimist class membership card
- Copy of your entry and the proof of payment.
This is going to help speed up the registration process a lot after you have had you boat measured.
For those of you who are arriving earlier there is training with Claire scheduled as follows
The programme that has been suggested is as follows:
Thu 08 Dec: pm – training
Fri 09 Dec: full day – training
Sat 10 Dec: am – training
pm – measuring
Sun 11 Dec: am – measuring
pm – practice race not before 14h55
Cost will depend on numbers and cost of RIB, etc. Claire has said that the more the better, so it will not be a closed training session, but open for all those that can make it.
Please give me an indication ASAP if you will be able to or will definitely NOT be able to make it.
We are also having Optimist Kit made up for the those of you who would like to order. The funds will go toward the Optimist Class .There will be an Oppie logo on the back and the event logo on the pocket. I will need your responses by Wednesday so we can be ready for the nationals. Place your order AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and you’ll be invoiced for payment. You’ll be able to collect your items at Nationals Registration.
I’m setting up a “whatsapp” group for the Optimist competitors and supporters if there is anyone you think need to be on it let me know.
All Optimist members are encouraged to enter online as early as possible to assist the organisers in judging numbers.
Please enter online here
All the race documents can be found here:
We will be arranging Optimist branded clothing and will send out a mailer regarding this shortly.