National Calendar of Events

Qingdao Team Announced !

SAS WC and DCAS announce the Qingdao International Sport Exchange Program Team

The following WC Optimist athletes have been invited to participate in the 9th leg of the Sport Exchange Program initiated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS)

Kyle Koeries, Thomas Lawa, Oscar Duys, Dean Carstens, Hayden Philander and Joe Groenhof.

Congratulations to all  !!!

Oppie News – Autumn 2018

It’s been a busy first quarter with Class Provincials in the WC and KZN and Interschools in all the regions keeping our sailors on their toes. For those of you who haven’t had time to read all the emails herewith some of the results:

WC Optimist Provincials:
1st Matt Ashwell
2nd Jared Tyler
3rd Jude Stanley

KZN Optimist Provincials– Results are on the website and Facebook page.
1st Matt Ashwell
2nd Keagan Nel
3rd Chiara Fruet

The Optimist Selection event was run in conjunction with the KZN event. We had 14 sailors participate for the 10 spots that are available. 5 sailors will attend the World Championships and if possible 10 sailors including 3 girls will attend the African Championships. The conditions varied with something for everyone and the weekend ended with a blow for the heavier sailors.

1st Keagan Nel
2nd Matt Ashwell
3rd Chiara Fruet

Full Results:
2018 Optimist Selections Regatta Final
2018 Selection Final Ranking

The Selection event and the Nationals each count for 50% of the ranking and the top sailors in the ranking are as follows: Matt Ashwell, Keagan Nel, Jude Stanley, Chiara Fruet, Karl Hofmyer, Ingrid Holm, Oscar Duys, Bryan Carstens, Rohan Chidley, Lena Holm. Congratulations to all of them for the continuous commitment to the process. With the team balanced to include sailors from both WC and NR, the team’s preparation can go full steam ahead. Details of the training will be published in each region.

Upcoming events to watch out for:

NR Optimist Provincials – 1st & 2nd September 2018

SAS Youth Nationals – NR – Stilbaai Yacht Club on the Vaal 15th -19th December 2018. Details of accommodation etc will be posted on the Youth Nationals website.

Any boats For Sale or training news please post on the Optimist SA Facebook page. Post an ad on the Optimist SA website.

Regards

Shellee
083 626 7597
Optimist Sailing South Africa

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Background photograph by Karen Slater