IODA is the international body that groups national Optimist associations in charge of the regulation and development of the Optimist sailing in each country.
Why does IODA exist?
The object of the Class is to provide racing for young people at low cost.
The objects of the Association are:
a) To administer the International Optimist Dinghy Class in accordance with World Sailing requirements, and to see that the Class Rules are observed.
b) To promote the International Optimist Dinghy and the Class
c) To establish Conditions for the Optimist World and Continental Championships and determine where they are to be held.