Boat Registration & Transfers

Do you need to transfer boat ownership or register a new Optimist? We are here to help you.

GILL Marine - Premier OptiAUS Partner

GILL Marine is proud to be the Premier Partner for OptiAUS.  GILL offers a fastastic range of junior sailing gear and clothing perfect for our junior athletes.

Optimist BUY-SELL Facebook Page

Have an Opti to sell? Looking for an Opti to buy? Head on over to our Optimist Buy/Sell Page.

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2019 Victorian International Optimist Dinghy Championships

    
The 2019 Victorian International Optimist Dinghy Championships will be held on the March long weekend of 9-11th March.  The location of the event will be announced shortly.  

This is going to be a fantastic event with great racing for our competitive sailors and a fun environment for our Green Fleet sailors.  We would highly encourage all clubs to get behind this event and come and enjoy your boats for a weekend of sailing and fun.

     

 

IN THE NEWS

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.

Apr, 24 2018   0 Comments   admin  

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.  

Apr, 17 2018   0 Comments   admin  

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.

Apr, 17 2018   0 Comments   admin  

Australian & Open Optimist Nationals

The 2014 Optimimist Australian & Open Championship was a fantastic event hosted by Mornington Yacht Club.  The following video captured the spirit of the event and friendships that are built between sailors.  

The 2018 Nationals will be held in Queensland and we would encourage as many sailors to get involved and have a fantastic family holiday.

 

 

 


Learn to Sail - Tackers

 

 

Tackers

Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12, delivered at recognised Tackers Clubs. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience and they don’t have to be a member of a club to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided.

Upon completion of the Tackers program you can become a boat owner and join us as part of the Australian fleet.  There are many good quality second hand boats available on the OptiAUS Buy / Sell page.  

 


Meet the SAILOR

VIODA is fortunate to have a fantastic member base from around Australia.  Each month we will introduce you to one of your fellow Opti sailors from around Australia.  We will aim to introduce you to sailors from all skill levels from around Australia.

My name is Leigh Harvie.  I am 8 years old. My home club is Westernport Yacht Club which is located at Balnarring.

I like sailing because it is fun, and I like how the boat rocks as it moves along.

My favourite colour is blue, and my boat is called Blue Bullet.

I currently sail in green fleet. I also play soccer, and I like swimming and fishing.

 

Apr, 11 2018   0 Comments   admin  

My home clubs are Somers and Mornington 
I like sailing because it is a really fun water sport. I enjoy capsizing and getting wet on hot days.
I also play basketball and do athletics.
My favourite joke: Why did Tigger look down the toilet? Because he was looking for poo!
My favourite colour is green.
My favourite movie is Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
My favourite music is Hedwigs theme from Harry Potter.

Apr, 11 2018   0 Comments   admin  

Hi my Name is Jorja, I am 8 years old and I sail at RGYC.  I like sailing because i get to make lots of friends and I get to see lots of sea creatures. My boats name is called Serendipity. One of my sailing highlights is winning the green fleet at my home club this year at the Opti States and also seeing the dolphins on the course. This year I will be sailing in intermediate fleet. I look forward to making new friends from new places.  I also enjoy swimming, netball and school choir.

May, 09 2017   0 Comments   admin  

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Learn to Sail

What a great way to learn to sail in an OziOpti boat!

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Fantastic healthy lifestyle

What a fantastic healthy lifestyle!

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Fantastic fleet racing

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Fleet Photo

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  • Parent

    The Optimist has been a fantastic boat for our family. We are the proud owner of two of them and we simply love the community feel. It was a little daunting at our first regatta however it didn't take long and we have made so many friends and we love to travel interstate with the kids.

    Parent / / Open & Green Fleet
  • Parent

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity for my child to represent our country in the Optimist. What a fantastic reward for all their hard work!

    Parent / / AOST Sailor
  • Parent

    My daughter has personally grown so much from her time learning to sail in the Optimist. She was only 7yo when she completed her first learn to sail course. The confidence and independence that sailing has given her is a gift that she has taken into other parts of her life. We love the girls in sailing initiatives as its the friendships made that keep her in the sport.

    Parent / / Female Optimist Sailor