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Harken II San Francisco

posted Apr 10, 2014, 2:15 PM by Carsten Jordan   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 2:18 PM ]

Many thanks to the San Francisco Yacht Club for hosting the Harken II regatta, pictures from (mainly) the CBYC team on first day can be found here:


and photos from the second day are here


Complete results under this link.


SUMMER Dates International Events (USODA)

posted Apr 7, 2014, 2:20 PM by Madeleine McJones   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 2:21 PM ]

INTERNATIONAL SPRING DATES

posted Apr 7, 2014, 2:17 PM by Madeleine McJones


KEN HOVER MEMORIAL REGATTA King Harbor April 26-27th

posted Apr 7, 2014, 1:59 PM by Madeleine McJones   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 2:07 PM ]

Registration is now open for the Ken Hoover Memorial Regatta / Carrie Opti
Series #6.

Dates: April 26-27

NOR:
CLICK HERE FOR NOR

Registration: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/7751

**$10 late fee applies for registrations after April 21**

Host: King Harbor Yacht Club & King Harbor Youth Foundation

For more information: www.khyf.org

HARKEN EVENT #2

posted Mar 26, 2014, 1:49 PM by Madeleine McJones   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 2:08 PM ]

UFLAG

posted Mar 26, 2014, 1:47 PM by Madeleine McJones

http://www.optiworld.org/news1Article.php?link=14newsUflag.htmlhe IODA Regatta Committee listen to your feedback and are always striving to improve Optimist racing. With this in mind, you will see in this year’s sailing instructions, initially for the Asians and NAMs, we have included the U Flag.

What is the U Flag?

This is very similar to other start penalties, with the exception that if the start becomes a general recall or the race is abandon the penalty will be annulled. As for example, In normal circumstances if a Black Flag start is recalled with a  general recall the numbers of the boats BFD are posted and they cannot not sail in the race when it is started again. Under flag U if the start is recalled everyone is entitled to sail the race.

In RRS 2013-2016 U Flag is a recommendation in Appendix L. As it is not a rule, if the Race Committee intends to use it at an event, it must be described in the Sailing Instructions with the wording from Appendix L, item 11.5:

If Flag U has been displayed as the preparatory signal, no part of a boat’s hull, crew or equipment shall be in the triangle formed by the ends of the Starting line and the first mark during the last minute before her starting signal. If a boat breaks this rule and is identified she shall be disqualified without a hearing but not if the race is restarted or resailed or postponed or abandoned before the starting signal. This changes rule 26.

Why have IODA decided to use it?

From technical meetings with coaches and country representatives at last World Championship, Regatta Committee received imputs to work on a more fair system to start races.  The requests were to use a system that at the same time provide competitors a good start, avoid general recalls, do not take a long time to start and also do not penalize competitors so strong as a black flag. Since IODA  believe that the first start sequence should not be a black flag due to its strong penalty, U will be used and evaluated during 2014.

At an IODA event, if you have any questions, the IODA PRO will be happy to answer them.

OptiNews Green Fleet Articles & SI's

posted Mar 25, 2014, 5:59 PM by Madeleine McJones


OptiNews Green Fleet Articles & SI's
Posted: Monday, March 17th, 2014   3:45 pm   
 

Whether you enjoyed the most recent Green Fleet articles in OptiNews or are looking for ideas on how to run a Green Fleet regatta, then make sure to check out the last three OptiNews Issues.

Certified Club Race Officer, Scott Corder, did a fantastic job of capturing what the USODA looks for in a PRO and a well run Green Fleet regatta in his series of articles published in the Marine Environment, Equipment and Sailor's Stories Issues.  With almost mirror-like viewpoints, Scott did an excellent job running the Green Fleet during the four days of the 2013 USODA National Championship.  Prior to, during, and after the event, it was clear that Scott agreed and upheld the USODA's Green Fleet policy of participation awards, simple sailing instructions, morning briefs, afternoon debriefs, no black flags, and "mock protests".  The USODA commends Scott's efforts to support the USODA Green Fleet policy and maintain a safe, friendly, learning Green Fleet environment while having FUN too.

Scott's articles may be found in the following 2013 OptiNews Issues:

Marine Environment, pages 42-43

Equipment, pages 56-57

Sailor's Stories, pages 56, 57, 59

An example of Scott's Agenda for the Green Fleet Nationals is available by clicking HERE.

If you're interested in the USODA's two page simplified set of Green Fleet sailing instructions (SI's), please visit the the Regatta Hosts section of the website before log-in or simply click HERE.

Genoa Fedyszyn
Executive Director

USODA Regatta Committee is actively seeking bids for regattas in 2015,

posted Mar 25, 2014, 5:39 PM by Madeleine McJones   [ updated Mar 25, 2014, 5:40 PM ]

 
The USODA Regatta Committee is actively seeking bids for regattas in 2015, and is already accepting proposals for events in 2016 and 2017!  Please see the list below.  To submit a bid, please fill out the Championship Proposal Instructions and return tousoda@usoda.org.
  • 2015 SUNSHINE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2015 MID-AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP (formerly known as "GREAT PLAINS")
  • 2015 MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2015 GREAT LAKES CHAMPIONSHIP 
  • 2015 WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP 
  • 2015 NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2016 TEAM TRIALS (West Rotation)
  • 2016 NATIONALS (South Rotation)
  • 2016 TEAM RACE MIDWINTERS
  • 2016 GULF COAST CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2016 MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2016 GREAT LAKES CHAMPIONSHIP 
  • 2016 WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP 
  • 2016 NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2017 NATIONALS (Midwest Rotation)
  • 2017 SPRING TEAM QUALIFIER (South Rotation)
  • 2017 TEAM TRIALS (Mid-Atlantic Rotation)
  • 2017 TEAM RACE MIDWINTERS

Click HERE for the USODA Championship Proposal Instructions.

Green Fleet Graduation Requirements

posted Mar 14, 2014, 11:50 AM by Madeleine McJones

Green Fleet Graduation Requirements  - I have gotten some great documents from USODA representative that can help or not at least make you think about Opti sailing here is one 

Big Rock Regatta 2014 MORRO BAY

posted Feb 28, 2014, 4:28 PM by Madeleine McJones   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 10:40 AM ]

What a great time Thank you MORRO BAY members for cooking and scoring and feeding the California Optimist Sailors !  What a great event we All love your Club.

Big Rock Regatta 2014

was Saturday & Sunday March 22nd & 23rd

2014 Big Rock Results – Overall (pdf)
2014 Big Rock Results – By Fleet (pdf)

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