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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.\
The Optimist National Committee
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 optimistclassSA@gmail.com
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
Reminder – To be eligible for Africans 2022 selection, you need to participate in the Youth Nationals in Hermanus in December.
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.
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