Northern Region

Regional Chairman

Peter Rautenbach
Phone: 082 416 1335

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Ready? Set? GO!!!

SA Sailing Youth Nationals 2022 now open for entries! Book now and claim your discount of R300 – wait what?? – YES R300 off your entry fee proudly sponsored by SA Sailing Northern Region.

Early entries close at midnight on 30th November 2022. Use discount code: SASNR300 when capturing your entry to claim it.

GO GO GO👉 Click through to all the event info, the NoR and to do your entry in!

Pretoria Sailing Club – Charity Regatta

When: Sat 23 Apr 2022 10:30 — Sun 24 Apr 2022 15:00
The PSC Charity Regatta is an annual even to raise funds for the NSRI.
The regatta is open to all mono-hull dinghy classes up to 6.7 metres in length.
The regatta incorporates the Finn and Flying Dutchman Highveld Championships. The skipper and crew should be members of a SA Sailing – affiliated club. Five or more boats must enter to form class. Boats not forming a class will for part of the open class. Registration for the Charity Regatta will be accepted at the venue from 08h00 to 09h00 on the 23rd of April 2022.
“Friends of Rietvlei” is an organization that supports Nature Conservation in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. We would like you to consider donating to this good cause

Oppie AGM 2021 Postponed to January

Attention all Optimist Parents

We have decided as a committee to take a precautionary stance and move the Annual SA Oppie AGM online. Therefore the SA Optimist AGM is postponed to the first week of January 2022 and be conducted via Zoom. All details will be confirmed shortly.

Thank you for your understanding.\

Kind Regards
The Optimist National Committee

Optimist Sailing SA AGM 2021 – Hermanus Yacht Club


Notice is hereby given of the Optimist Class Association of South Africa 2021 Annual General Meeting is to be held during the 2021 Youth Nationals at the Hermanus Yacht Club, Western Cape.

At a Time and Date to be advertised.

Proposals and nominations received by the 10th December 2021 will be tabled.

Send your President, Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary nominations to Shellee Nel

2021 SA Sailing Youth Nationals incorporating Optimist Nationals

Good Afternoon

Time is getting short to finalize your travel arrangements for the 2021 SA Sailing Youth Nationals that incorporates the Optimist Class National Championships.

All the information you need is available by following the link to the Hermanus Yacht Club website.

Information around the measurement process and checks will follow.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.



Optimist Class South Africa

NR Oppie Provincials and GP Series Results & Prize Giving

NR Provincials

Great to see the “gees” back with sailors and parents after the lockdown in Gauteng and seeing everybody on the water.  Great to see newcomers young and older participating in the provincials. Thanks to everyone that is putting a huge effort in to increase our Oppie fleet. With your effort and commitment I am sure in no time we will reach our goals.

Sailing conditions for day 1: Wind speeds of 16 Knots gusting 25 plus.

Sailing conditions for day 2: Wind speeds of 12 Knots gusting 20.

Racing day 1: Heavy gusts with Adrian, Aydin and Robbie using the conditions well to have very competitive racing and Christiaan and Dawson also getting into it.

Racing day 2: Max Malan score his first win in very tricky wind conditions.


Overall Results of the NR Optimist Provincials:

1st Adrian Rautenbach

2nd Robert Clark

3rd Aydin O’Hara


NR Grand Prix Series

The NR 2020/2021 Oppie Grand Prix series prizes were also handed out after the provincial prize giving.

Grand Prix Series Overall

1st  – Adrian Rautenbach

2nd – Aydin O Hara and Robbie Clark

Lena, Ingrid and Rohan finished halfway through the series for 29ers and we wish them all best and my the wind fill their sails.

Perseverance Award

Mika Malan (legend has it that with Mika in the boat you get the weight of one and a half Oppie)

NR Oppie Sailor of the Year 2020/2021

Adrian Rautenbach




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