Northern Region

Regional Chairman

Peter Rautenbach
Phone: 082 416 1335

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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




Optimist Class AGM 2020 – Agenda & Zoom Link

Notice is hereby given of the Optimist Class Association of South Africa

Annual General Meeting 2020

to be held via Zoom 22 February 2021 @ 6:30pm. Zoom Link

Proposals and nominations received by the 8th February 2021 will be tabled.

Nominations and Proposals for the Agenda

Dear Members

Please submit your Nominations for the following positions on the committee:

President, Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.

The deadline for these nominations and the items to be included in the Agenda is the 8th of February 2021.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.


083 626 7597

Download Minutes 2019 AGM


  • Notice to convene the meeting
  • Welcome and Apologies
  • Confirmation of the minutes of the 2019 AGM – 2019 AGM Minutes
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • 2020 World’s report
  • 2020 European’s Report
  • 2020 African’s report

Election of the 2021 Office bearer’s:

  • President
  • Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Regional reps introduced

Regional reports – NR, KZN, EC, WC


  • 2021 IODA World Championships
  • 2021 IODA African Championships


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