Toyota Optimist National Championships 2019




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:





There will be equipment inspection at the Nationals - ALL EQUIPMENT MUST HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY MEASURED!

No unmeasured equipment will be measured at the event!

Please see the Documents area for the measurement checklist (**Updated measurer notes) that will be used.

Book your measurement time slot here


Event Caps and Event Tickets

Non-sailor lunches, Social Event tickets and Zhik Event Caps can be purchased here




Once registered please deposit the correct amount into the following account with your Last name and Sail Number on the particulars:

Bank: ASB

Account: 12-3042-0272614-05

International Sailors please email for full account details and Swift information.

*New - you are now able to order lunches when you register.

**New - you are now able to pre-purchase Social Event tickets.


Register Here


Teams Registration Here

A big thanks to the NZL Optimist Yachting Trust for support and running of the Teams racing.



*New: Non-sailor lunches, Social Event tickets and Zhik Event Caps can be purchased here

Entry Fees:

Open Fleet Sailor: $195 NZD

Green Fleet Sailor: $125 NZD

Discount for each additional sibling from the same family: $25 NZD

** Remember to add $10/ day for your lunch order

***Remember to add $20/ person for your Sunday night event tickets


Team Racing Entry: $100 NZD / team

(note: No discounts apply to Team entries)


See who has entered here



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.

*Updated: 2019 NZIODA Team selection criteria


Looking to volunteer?

Bored while waiting for your sailors to do their thing?

There are lots of jobs to do to run a Nationals so we are still looking for volunteers so if you are attending and want to help out let us know!

Just complete the volunteer form and we'll get back to you.


Quick Schedule



Thu 18    Measurement  Safety &
Fri 19

Teams Racing 

Safety &
Good Friday
Sat 20 Qualify x3 Racing  
Sun 21 Qualify x3 Racing 5pm Social Night
Mon 22 Finals x2 Racing Easter Monday
Tue 23 Finals x2 Racing  
Wed 24 Finals x2 Racing  
Thu 25     Anzac Day