On behalf of the Victorian Optimist community we would like to congratulate the following Victorian sailors who have been selected for the 2018 Australian Optimist Teams. Congratulations to the 10 Victorian sailors who form 25% of the Australian teams for 2018. In a very competitive fleet of 135 Open fleet sailors, we are very proud to see our Victorian Optimist sailors enjoying success after all their training and dedication.
The 2018 NZ Optimist Nationals were held at Queen Charlotte Yacht Club in Picton, New Zealand over the Easter break. A team of 9 sailors from Victoria travelled to Picton to represent Australia. The weather was fantastic with warm sunny days each day and many of us found we had packed for much colder weather. Picton is on the picturesque waters of the Marlborough Sounds which was simply breathtaking and the pictures don't even start to capture the beauty of the region.
VIODA is very excited to announce that we have been invited as guests of the Chinese Yachting Association to the 2018 Qingdao International Optimist Training Camp and Regatta. We are seeking interested VIODA members who would like to enjoy their first international sailing experience.