Optimist National Championships 2019

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A warm welcome to all Sailors and Parents from around New Zealand and overseas.


Murrays Bay Sailing Club is looking forward to meeting you all and we are excited to be hosting one of New Zealand's premier regattas, the Toyota Optimist National Championship 2019, for both Green and Open fleets.

Murrays Bay consistently offers some of the worlds best sailing conditions so no doubt the racing will be fierce out on the water. However, the hospitality and our friendly members will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
We expect a very large number of competitors for the event with some 300 boats being expected.

We look forward to meeting you all at the event and if you have any questions please feel free to contact the Event Team on email:






The Toyota Optimist National Championship 2019 is organised by Murrays Bay Sailing Club, in association with NZIODA.






At the completion of the regatta, NZIODA will invite qualifying sailors to traveling teams to international regattas based on the following criteria:

NZ Rankings for Season:

  • Top 5 sailors to World Championship
  • The next placed girl plus the next 3 best sailors - to the European Championships
  • The next 10 best sailors - to the Asian & Oceania Championships

Based on the Toyota Optimist National Championships Regatta results:

  • The top 5 12 year olds and the top 5 11 year olds and under - for the Noumea Development Squad
  • The top 5 girls - for the Girls Development Squad 


Quick Schedule


April, 2019

Open Fleet Green Fleet  
Thu 18  Measurement    
Fri 19 



Teams Racing


Good Friday

Sat 20  Racing Racing  
Sun 21  Racing Racing  
Mon 22  Racing Racing

Easter Monday

Tue 23  Racing Racing  
Wed 24 Racing Racing  
Thu 25    

Anzac Day