Class Rules & Sail Measurement

Class Rules & Sail Measurement

Please follow this link to access the IODA Website to find the latest version of the class rules and sail measurement form.

Advertising on your boat

Please follow this link to access further details about what type of advertising is permitted on the Optimist.

Sail Number Style/Colour

Sail Number Style/Colour - Raching Rules of Sailing Appendix G.

G1.2 Specification

(a) National letters and sail numbers shall be in capital letters and Arabic numerals, clearly legible and of the same colour. Commercially available typefaces giving the same or better legibility than Helvetica are acceptable.

YA Equipment Regulation 4 - Boat Identification

In accordance with Yachting Australia Equipment Regulation 4 all boats are required to have clearly marked externally on their transom or on both outboard sides of the hull the following information:

a)      The name of the boat in letters/figures at least 50mm high and 8mm thickness;

b)      The registered sail number;

c)      Name of the owner’s YA affiliated Club. Note: while the name of the Club may be abbreviated it is recommended the name be in full where possible as another club may also use the same abbreviation.

Sail Measurers in Victoria

Currently there are no certified sail measurers in VIC. If you're interested or willing, please let the VIODA committee know for more details.