This is the first time the Hong Kong Nationals has taken place with a truly international cast of participants
August was not only the month of the IODA Worlds but also the month of many National Championships.
Norway, European Team Racing Champions
When my daughter sailed home.......
AGM vote for a new IODA Vice President Europe, changes to Conditions for the SAMs and Eligibility for the European Team Racing.
Torben Grael presents prizes at the Optimist World Championships.
Yesterday at the second session of the IODA AGM, some of the venues for the IODA events in 2011 were selected.
Axel Sly held onto his commanding lead Sunday to win the US Optimist National Championships hosted by the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, California, but Christopher Williford, the defending champion, made him earn it in tough conditions against strong competition.
Following postponement of the fleet racing, all 36 races in the round robin format Team racing were completed. The only disappointment was that the new IODA team racing course could not be used due to the confines of the sailing area.
The final day of the competition brought 6 knots of breeze and a smooth sea. The sailors waited for over half an hour for a consistent wind direction and for many the time was spent in last minute briefings with their coaches and relaxing before the concentration of the race.