The word "Optimist" and the symbol above are Registered Trademarks of the IODA in respect of boats, sails and sporting events.

 

Sailors are not required to display a protest flag when protesting in fleet races at IODA events (Worlds and Continentals). The flag is still required for team races.

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IODA events in 2014
ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Al Jazaeer Beach, BAHRAIN
March 28 - April 6
SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Punta del Este, URUGUAY
April 10 - 20
NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Nayarit, MEXICO
July 9 - 16
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Dun Laoghaire, IRELAND
July 12 - 20
AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Agadir, MOROCCO
October 10 -17
EUROPEAN TEAM RACING CHAMPIONSHIP
Lake Ledro, Italy
August 19 - 24
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
San Isidro, ARGENTINA
October 20 - 31