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North American Championship

OBJECTIVES

  1. The aim of the North American Championship is to promote youth sailing worldwide and particularly in the relevant continent.
  2. 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.
  3. The Championship shall also provide the environment necessary to ensure that individual friendships may develop among competitors, and goodwill among all participating nations.

FORMAT

The format of the Optimist North American Championship(INAM)  will be published in the Notice of Race.  A minimum of 3 races shall be sailed to constitute a series.

The format for the Optimist North American Team Racing Championship is organised for up to 16 teams. The qualification system is as follows:

  1. After the 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 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; and 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 third team of each Member.
  2. The first team from each North American Member shall qualify except that, if there are more than 16 such teams, the team of the host Member and the 15 Members with the best first team score will qualify.
  3. If places remain after 5.2 (b) the first teams of other Members shall qualify in the order of their total first team score.
  4. If places remain after 5.2 (c) the second and third teams from each North American Member shall qualify in the order of the total score of that team.
  5. If places remain after 5.2 (d) the second and third teams of other Members shall qualify in the order of the total score of that team.
  6. 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.

EVENTS

The following events shall be included in the official programme for the championship:

  1. Two Measurement days
  2. Team Leaders’ Meeting
  3. Opening Ceremony
  4. Championship Series:
  1. Optimist North American  Championship – 4 race days
  2. Optimist North American Team Racing Championship – 1 race day
  1. Prize Giving Ceremony

ENTRY

  1. 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.
  2. American Members of IODA may enter teams as follows:

USA: 24 sailors

MEX: 16 sailors

BER, ISV and CAN: 10 sailors

ARG and BRA: 15 sailors

ECU, CHI, PER, URU: 10 sailors

Other North American and South American Members: 4 sailors. The host Member may enter 10 additional sailors.

  1. The North American members, at the Annual Meeting of IODA, may alter for the following year with the purpose of accommodating more sailors for the smaller teams with growing national fleets.
  2. Unless the IODA Executive Committee determines differently one year before the event, 6 Non-American Members of IODA may enter teams of 4 sailors each. Entries will be accepted in chronological order, except that a place is reserved for one team from each continent represented in the first half of the Teams aggregated score (Jacobsen Trophy) of the previous year World Championship.
  3. The defending North American (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.
  4. North American Members are defined as those so listed as those so listed on the IODA website. Countries geographically partly in North America but politically in Europe shall be considered to be North American in respect of sailors resident in North America.
  5. If by the first registration payment deadline, the total entries effectively registered are less than the maximum entries agreed with the organizers, the IODA Executive Committee may allocate additional entries for Members that may have requested them. Priority is North American Members, South American Members and Non American Members.

PRIZES

Prizes for the Optimist North American Championship shall be awarded at least to:

  1. The 15 best placed sailors, without gender distinction, regardless of their continent of residence;
  2. The 5 best placed girl sailors regardless of their continent of residence;
  3. The 3 best placed sailors, without gender distinction, whose IODA Member is from North America; the first of whom will become the North American Champion of the corresponding year;
  4. 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 to:

  1. The 3 best placed teams in the North American Team Racing Championship. The first of these teams shall be the North American Team Racing Champion of the corresponding year;
  2. The three best placed teams in the Optimist Nations Cup;
  3. It is desirable that prizes for the team racing events include a trophy or a medal for each team member.
  4. More prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organizers.

 

Now and Upcoming

2021
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
May 29 - Jun 05

Past events

2020
Cancun, Mexico
Oct 11 - Oct 18
2019
Nassau, Bahamas
Sep 27 - Oct 04
2018
Vallarta Yacht Club, Mexico
Jun 24 - Jul 01
2017
Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto, Canada
Jun 25 - Jul 02
2016
Antigua Yacht Club, Antigua
Jul 10 - Jul 18
2015
English Harbour, Antigua
Jul 05 - Jul 12
2014
Mexico
Jul 09 - Jul 16
2013
Bermuda
Jul 03 - Jul 11
2012
Marinazul, Mexico
Oct 20 - Oct 28
2011
Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, USA
Jun 29 - Jul 07
2010
CORK, Canada
Jun 26 - Jul 04
2009
Yacht Club Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jun 30 - Jul 06
Continental North America & Caribbean 144 SAILORS - -

2016 Seaboard Marine OPTIMIST NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Antigua Yacht Club
Antigua Antigua
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Pos Country Helm Points
1 Uruguay  URU - 347 Hernan Umpierre 13.0
2 USA  USA - 20797 Stephan Baker 17.0
3 Chile  CHI - 437 Benjamin Fuenzalida 38.0
4 US Virgin Islands  ISV - 642 Mia Nicolosi 46.0
5 USA  USA - 20793 Javier Garcon 48.0
Pos Country Helm Points
6 Peru  PER - 304 Stefano Viale 53.0
7 USA  USA - 18811 Enzo Menditto 58.0
8 USA  USA - 21942 Vanessa Lahrkamp 63.0
9 USA  USA - 19632 Michaela O'Brien 69.0
10 Brazil  BRA - 3770 Lucas Urmenyi 71.0
FIRST GIRL: US Virgin Islands ISV  - 642 Mia Nicolosi 4 / 46.0
Last updated: 17 Jul 2016
Pos Country
1 USA  USA
2 USA  USA
Pos Country
3 Mexico  Mexico
- -
Last updated: 17 Jul 2016
Pos Country Points
1 Chile  Chile 0.0
2 Australia  Australia 0.0
Pos Country Points
3 Peru  Peru 0.0
- - -
Last updated: 17 Jul 2016
Continental North America & Caribbean 162 SAILORS / 23 COUNTRIES - / 10 COUNTRIES

SEABOARD MARINE 2015 OPTIMIST NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

English Harbour
Antigua Antigua
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Pos Country Helm Points
1 Singapore  SIN - 116 Yi Nian Koh 18.0
2 US Virgin Islands  ISV - 720 Teddy Nicolosi 25.0
3 Argentina  ARG - 3509 Massimo Contessi 28.0
4 Chile  CHI - 437 Benjamin Fuenzalida 34.0
5 Singapore  SIN - 118 Daniel Ian Toh 47.0
Pos Country Helm Points
6 Singapore  SIN - 119 Muhammad Daniel Kei Yazid 49.0
7 Antigua  ANT - 2 Rocco Falcone 51.0
8 USA  USA - 19631 Emma Cowles 51.0
9 USA  USA - 19630 Carmen Cowles 55.0
10 USA  USA - 18311 Zane Rogers 66.0
FIRST GIRL: USA USA  - 19631 Emma Cowles 8 / 51.0
Last updated: 10 Jul 2015
Pos Country
1 USA  USA
2 US Virgin Islands  US Virgin Islands
Pos Country
3 USA  USA
- -
Last updated: 10 Jul 2015
Continental North America & Caribbean 175 SAILORS / 18 COUNTRIES -

2014 OPTIMIST NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Mexico Mexico
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Pos Country Helm Points
1 Singapore  SIN Jodie Lai
2 USA  USA Ivan Shestopalov
Pos Country Helm Points
3 Chile  CHI Benjamin Fuenzalida
- - - -
FIRST GIRL: Chile CHI  Jodie Lai 0 /
Last updated: 09 Jul 2014
Last updated: 09 Jul 2014
Continental North America & Caribbean 175 SAILORS / 18 COUNTRIES

OPTIMIST NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Bermuda Bermuda
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Pos Country Helm Points
1 Argentina  ARG 1. Dante Cittadini
2 Singapore  SIN 2. Samuel Neo
Pos Country Helm Points
3 Argentina  ARG 3. Martina Pisani  
- - - -
FIRST GIRL: Argentina ARG  Martina Pisani 0 /
Last updated: 03 Jul 2013
Continental North America & Caribbean

IODA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Marinazul
Mexico Valle de Bravo, Mexico
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Pos Country Helm Points
1 Antilles, Netherlands  AHO Odile van Aanholt
2 Singapore  SIN Samuel Neo
Pos Country Helm Points
3 USA  USA Sean Brennan
- - - -
FIRST GIRL: Antilles, Netherlands AHO  Odile van Aanholt 0 /
Last updated: 20 Oct 2012
Continental North America & Caribbean 187 SAILORS / 21 COUNTRIES

IODA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
USA California, USA
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Pos Country Helm Points
1 Uruguay  URU Alberto Lados
2 Slovenia  SLO Peter Janezic
Pos Country Helm Points
3 USA  USA Russell Clarida
- - - -
FIRST GIRL: Antilles, Netherlands AHO  Odile van Aanholt 0 /
Last updated: 29 Jun 2011
Continental North America & Caribbean 196 SAILORS / 21 COUNTRIES

IODA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

CORK
Canada Kingston, Canada
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Pos Country Helm Points
1 USA  USA Christopher Williford
2 USA  USA Duncan Williford
Pos Country Helm Points
3 USA  USA Conner Harding
- - - -
FIRST GIRL: Peru PER  Caterina Romero 0 /
Last updated: 26 Jun 2010
Continental North America & Caribbean

IODA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Yacht Club Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Pos Country Helm Points
1 USA  USA Christopher Williford
2 Argentina  ARG Brian Higgins
Pos Country Helm Points
3 USA  USA Axel Sly
- - - -
FIRST GIRL: Brazil BRA  Claudia Mazzaferro 0 /
Last updated: 30 Jun 2009
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May
2021
IODA Events

NAMS Officially Opens

18
Jul
2014
IODA Events

2014 Optimist North American Championship

Ivan Shestopalov USA, Optimist North American Champion 2014 and second overall

11
Jul
2013
IODA Events

Optimist North American Championships 2013

Shawn Harvey crowned American Champion


YEAR VENUE #SAILORS / #COUNTRIESFIRST THREE SAILORS#TEAM RACING COUNTRIESFIRST THREE TEAMS
2016 144 / Uruguay - URU  Hernan Umpierre
USA - USA  Stephan Baker
Chile - CHI  Benjamin Fuenzalida
USA  USA
USA  USA
Mexico  MEX
2015 162 / 23Singapore - SIN  Yi Nian Koh
US Virgin Islands - ISV  Teddy Nicolosi
Argentina - ARG  Massimo Contessi
10USA  USA
US Virgin Islands  ISV
USA  USA
2014 175 / 18Singapore - SIN  Jodie Lai
USA - USA  Ivan Shestopalov
Chile - CHI  Benjamin Fuenzalida
2013 175 / 18Argentina - ARG  1. Dante Cittadini
Singapore - SIN  2. Samuel Neo
Argentina - ARG  3. Martina Pisani  
  
2012  MEX 0 / 0Antilles, Netherlands - AHO  Odile van Aanholt
Singapore - SIN  Samuel Neo
USA - USA  Sean Brennan
  
2011  USA 187 / 21Uruguay - URU  Alberto Lados
Slovenia - SLO  Peter Janezic
USA - USA  Russell Clarida
  
2010  CAN 196 / 21USA - USA  Christopher Williford
USA - USA  Duncan Williford
USA - USA  Conner Harding
  
2009  DOM 0 / 0USA - USA  Christopher Williford
Argentina - ARG  Brian Higgins
USA - USA  Axel Sly