Asia and Oceania Championship
- The aim of the Asian & Oceanian Championship is to promote youth sailing worldwide and particularly in the relevant continent.
- The prime objective of the Championship is to ensure the highest quality racing is provided for young sailors from the relevant continent in the Optimist Dinghy.
- The Championship shall also provide the environment necessary to ensure that individual friendships may develop among competitors, and goodwill among all participating nations.
The format of the Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship (IAOC) will be published in the Notice of Race. A minimum of 3 races shall be sailed to constitute a series.
The Optimist Asian & Oceanian Team Racing Championship is organised for up to 16 teams from IODA Members represented by at least four sailors. The qualification system is as follows:
- After a total number of completed races sailed before the team racing event(s), the total points of the 4 competitors with the best cumulative results from each Member will be added to give a total score for the first team of each member. The total points of the following 4 sailors with the best cumulative results from each Member will be added to give a total score for the second team of each Member.
- The host country has the right to enter up to three teams (when it has sufficient sailors entered in the IAOC) even if not so qualified. Such teams shall replace the last team stated in 5.2 (a).
- If the number of teams eligible to sail the team racing event is less than 16, the series will be sailed with the number of existing teams according to a format provided by the IODA PRO.
The following events shall be included in the official programme for the championship:
- Two Measurement days
- Team Leaders’ Meeting
- Opening Ceremony
- Championship Series:
- Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship – 4 race days
- Optimist Asian & Oceanian Team Racing Championship – 1 race day
- Prize Giving Ceremony
Entries for a Continental Championship shall only be open to IODA Member countries who have paid their subscription on or before the official arrival day.
- Asian & Oceanian Members of IODA may enter up to 10 sailors. The host Member may enter up to 20 sailors.
- The IODA Executive Committee may decide to allow entries from non-Asian or Oceanian Members depending on the number of registered Asian & Oceanian sailors and the limitations of Condition 7.3.
- The defending Asian (closed) Champion may participate, if eligible, in addition to the number of sailors allocated to his country. This sailor will not count for the gender quota requirements.
- The defending Oceanian (closed) Champion may participate, if eligible, in addition to the number of sailors allocated to his country. This sailor will not count for the gender quota requirements.
- Asian & Oceanian Members are defined as those so listed on the IODA website.
Countries geographically partly in Asia or Oceania but politically in Europe shall be considered to be Asian or Oceanian in respect of sailors resident in Asia or Oceania.
Prizes for the Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship shall be awarded at least to:
- The 3 best placed sailors, without gender distinction, regardless of their continent of residence;
- The 3 best placed girls regardless of their continent of residence;
- The 3 best placed sailors, without gender distinction, whose IODA member is from Asia; the first of whom will become the Asian Champion of the corresponding year;
- The 3 best placed sailors, without gender distinction, whose IODA member is from Oceania; the first of whom will become the Oceanian Champion of the corresponding year;
- When the fleet has been divided into divisions, medals or small tokens should be awarded to the top three sailors in Silver and Bronze fleets where applicable.
Prizes for the team racing events shall be awarded at least to:
- The 3 best placed teams in the Asian & Oceanian Team Racing Championship;
- The best placed team whose IODA Member is from Asia, if different from the first in (f);
- The best placed team whose IODA Member is from Oceania, if different from the first in (5);
- It is desirable that prizes for the team racing events include a trophy or a medal for each team member.
- More prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organisers.
Now and Upcoming
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mussanah Sport City, Oman
Ngwe Saung Yacht Club & Resort, Myanmar
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong, China
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Al Jazaeer Beach, Bahrain
Japan Optimist Dinghy Association, Japan
Yachting Association of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Singapore Sailing Federation, Singapore
Royal Varuna Yacht Club, Thailand
|1||SIN - 119||Muhammad Daniel K.M. Yazid||20.0|
|2||SIN - 118||Daniel Ian Toh||30.0|
|3||USA - 16897||Justin Callahan||49.0|
|4||SIN - 117||Jodie Lai||50.0|
|5||USA - 17665||Madeleine Rice||55.0|
|6||USA - 21322||Bella Casaretto||62.0|
|7||AUS - 1152||Raffael Torre||66.0|
|8||TUR - 7777||Tulcali Efe||78.0|
|9||USA - 20497||Alex Gonzalez||81.0|
|10||SIN - 116||Brandon Chia||86.0|
|FIRST GIRL:||SIN - 117||Jodi Lai 50 / 50.0|
|Last updated: 04 Jun 2016|
|1||SIN - 112||Daniel Hung||24.0|
|2||SIN - 119||Muhammad Daniel Kel Bin M Yazid||30.0|
|3||THA - 2243||Suthon Yampinid||37.0|
|4||SIN - 117||Jodie Lai||39.0|
|5||TUR - 1921||Efe Tulcali||56.0|
|6||SIN - 111||James Koh||63.0|
|7||THA - 1191||Voravong Rachrattanaruk||63.0|
|8||SIN - 118||Daniel Ian||66.0|
|9||AUS - 1620||Archie Cropley||68.0|
|10||ITA - 8705||Marco Gradoni||70.0|
|FIRST GIRL:||SIN - 117||Jodie Lai 4 / 39.0|
|Last updated: 30 Oct 2015|
|Last updated: 30 Oct 2015|
|1||TUR - TUR 1281||Rasim Yasar||52.6|
|2||SIN - SIN 123||Lu Junrui||59.0|
|3||SIN - SIN 121||Phua Shynee||65.0|
|4||SIN - SIN 116||Koh Yi Nian||67.0|
|5||THA - THA 2243||Suthon Yampinid||67.0|
|6||SIN - SIN 114||Ryan Kwok||76.0|
|7||SIN - SIN 119||Samual Neo||81.0|
|8||THA - THA 1191||Voravond Rachrattanaruk||89.0|
|9||MAS - MAS 75||Naquib Eiman B. Shahrin||92.0|
|10||CHN - CHN 225||Yu Huijia||96.5|
|FIRST GIRL:||SIN - TUR1281||Phua Shynee 2 / 0.0|
|Last updated: 22 Dec 2014|
|Last updated: 22 Dec 2014|
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|YEAR||VENUE||#SAILORS / #COUNTRIES||FIRST THREE SAILORS||#TEAM RACING COUNTRIES||FIRST THREE TEAMS|
|2016||112 / 15|| - SIN Muhammad Daniel K.M. Yazid |
- SIN Daniel Ian Toh
- USA Justin Callahan
|2015||119 / 17|| - SIN Daniel Hung |
- SIN Muhammad Daniel Kel Bin M Yazid
- THA Suthon Yampinid
|2014||130 / 22|| - TUR Rasim Yasar |
- SIN Lu Junrui
- SIN Phua Shynee
|2013||JPN||NULL / NULL|| - SIN Ryan Teo |
- SIN Bertha Han
- SIN Edward Tan
|2012||SRI||78 / 13|| - SIN Jia Yi Loh |
- SIN Elisa Yokoyama
- USA Jack Parkin
|2011||SIN||78 / 13|| - SIN Kimberly Lim |
- SIN Matthew Scott Lau
- SIN Elisa Yukie Yokoyama
|2010||THA||103 / 20|| - SIN Kimberly Lim |
- ESP Carlos Robles Lorente
- MAS Muhamad Faizal Norizan
|2009||103 / 20|| - THA Noppakao Poonpat |
- ESP Carlos Robles
- MAS Muhammad Farhan