April 09 2012
THANK YOU AND FAIR WINDS
The South American Optimist Championship drew to a close yesterday, after a pleasant week of races during which
sailors faced varied sailing conditions. The battle for the first place went on till the last day, as no sailor had secured the title beforehand.
We were pleased to see that "Fair Play" reigned during the whole event, that sailors made new friends and gained in sailing skills. Peru went back home with two titles: South American Champion in the fleet races (in the 'closed' event -for sailors from South America-) and South American Team Race Champions. The USA won the open championship (for sailors from all over the world) and the Nations Cup (team racing event for sailors from outside of South America). Netherlands Antilles took gold in the girls fleet and Argentina took silver and bronze in the individual closed event and gold in the girls fleet of the closed event. We also took silver in the South American Team Race Championship.
All in all, the championship was a sailing festival that forecasts a promising future for our sport. It was a real honour for the Club Nautico San Isidro to welcome the delegations from abroad. Thank you all. We owe the IODA our gratitude for their confidence in our ability to run the event, and we congratulate all the teams that participated in the event.
Fair winds to all of you,
April 04 2012
The team racing championships are taking place today Wednesday April 4. There are going to be two parallel events: one for South American teams and the other -the Nations Cup- for non South American teams, plus any South American team that haven't qualified for the main cup. You can download the grids and the seedings on the results page here
Tracking of all the races of the South American championship and of some of the Nations cup will be offered. Don't miss them, visit the tracking page.
April 04 2012
AMENDMENT 1 TO THE SI
We have published an amendment to the Sailing Instructions: Amendment 1, 01-04-12 - 18:00
Rough translation: "The protest time limit is 90 minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day, or after the RC have announced that there will be no more races for the day, whichever is later."
March 04 2012
FINAL ENTRY FORM & PHOTOS
The final entry form is already online on the IODA website. Please make sure that the information entered is accurate, especially names, surnames and sailnumbers, since the data inserted in the scoring system will be based on the information entered by the delegations. Follow the link below and use the same credentials you used to access the registration area on this website.
Delegations are required to send a digital photo of each member in order to have the ID cards ready upon arrival. Photos should be hi-res and, (please!! :) portraits so that we don't have to edit them. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our facebook page for naming conventions of the files.
February 10 2012
NORTH SAILS SPONSOR THE SOUTH AMERICANS!!
It is a pleasure for us to announce that North Sails South America have agreed to become a major sponsor of the event. For nearly 30 years North Sails South America have accompanied the sailors of our country, working closely to the dinghy classes as well as to the cruising boats. The development of winning and lasting sails for the Optimist Class has been one of the goals of all times and mostly of the last few years, when North Sails designers have developed new and varied cuts, focused on the weight of the skippers. the South American Championship is a great opportunity for this first level sail making company to ratify their endorsement to the young sailors of the region and the world.
February 10 2012
CLINIC: UPDATED INFO AND FINAL DATES
Optisailors are glad to announce that the clinic will be run on the original dates, from March 24 to 28, following a daily schedule similar to the one previously announced. Accommodation will be at the Club de Veleros Barlovento, neighbour to the CNSI, and the entry fee remain at USD USD 325 per participant including accommodation and meals. Accommodation is limited so sailors who wish to participate in the clinic but register late will still have the possibility of entering at a cost of USD 250 per participant, which includes lunch. Sailors who will be sailing the South Americans can stay at the official accommodation paying the early arrival accommodation fee: USD 40 per person per night.
January 23 2012
IMPORTANT: CLINIC UPDATE
We inform you that the dates of the clinic and the corresponding accommodation and costs are being discussed at the moment. Please visit the website soon as we expect to publish the final dates shortly.
January 17 2012
AMENDMENTS TO THE NOTICE OF RACE
We have just published a new version of the NoR, which includes two amendments. The first one refers to the protest flag, which will not be required for fleet races. The second amendment highlights the requirement that the boats have to be registered in the country of the competitors or chartered to the official boat provider.
Please click on the link below to download the new version. The color of the font of the amended paragraphs is green. Please refresh the browser if they do not appear in the document.
Notice of race as of Jan 16 2012
January 16 2012
It's a pleasure for us to invite you to participate in the Pre-South American Clinic, organised by OPTISAILORS, in collaboration with the Club Nautico San Isidro and Riotecna.
The instructors will be Maxi Saubidet and Gonzalo 'Bocha' Pollitzer. The charter boat fee will be USD 150 for sailors who will enter the South American Championship, and USD 250 for sailors who will not enter the South Americans. More information to be posted shortly.
December 16 2011
Please be aware that the transferences have to two different bank accounts depending on the items being paid for : on one hand, the entry fees, early arrival accommodation, transportation, etc are to be paid to the organisers, to the bank account mentioned on the Notice of Race; on the other hand, the charter and support boat fees are to be paid to the boat providers. You will receive the information of their bank account upon submission of the charter boat and support boat reservation forms.
Please refer to paragraphs 6, 15.6 and 16.6 of the Notice of Race for more information.
October 25 2011
To the Club Nautico San Isidro and to the official website of the IODA South American Championship 2012.
Broswe through the website to learn about the Organising Committee, the Club, the racing area, etc; and to register your team.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any doubt, write to us at email@example.com
October 15 2011
NOTICE OF RACE
The English version of the Notice of Race is already online, available through the IODA website.
Please note that the gender quota is different from last year's.It starts to apply for teams of 8 or more sailors, as stated in paragraph 4.7 of the Notice of Race, copied below:
"Members entering teams with more than 7 competitors and up to the maximums specified above (paragraphs 4.3 to 4.6) shall register a minimum number of competitors of the opposite gender as follows:
- Teams of 8 sailors: 1;
- Teams of 9 sailors: 1;
- Teams of 10 sailors: 2;
- Teams of 11 or more sailors: 25% (rounded upwards)"