CODA Regatta Policy

Requirements to compete at CODA events

To compete at all CODA regattas listed below, sailors must be CODA members and have the Membership Fees paid for the current year.

-Canadian Optimist Championships

-Provincial Championships


As well as the Sail Canada events -Sail East, Central and West-


-Proof of age (fleet) and a signed wavier may be required at this events.

-Measurement and safety inspections may be held.

-A mandatory $10 levy ("CODA Fee") payable to 'CODA' at these events. Check the NoR to see if this fee is included in the Registration fee already; IF SO, it will be mentioned in the NoR.


-CODA Regattas will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

Sail Canada prescriptions will apply and they can be found at


-CODA code of conduct will apply, and can be found at

Competitors, coaches, parents and guardians shall abide by the CODA Code of Conduct. This includes behavior both on and off the water including respect for all other persons, personal property of others, hosting clubs and cities.

-CODA Fleet Assignment Regulations, bylaw 21, will apply

-IODA Class Rules will apply to all class events.

-For clubs hosting Optimist Regattas, it is recommended to read the Green Fleet Regatta Guideliness, the IODA Handbook and Regatta Manual

-The recommended course for Optimist Regattas is the Trapezoid course used Nationally and Internationally, to prepare the sailors to compete at any event they wish to compete in the World. Find diagram attached for reference. 

The Green Fleet course suggested is a modified trapezoid course with 1 upwind leg only. Find attachaed diagram for reference.

- Standerad Canadian Optimist Championships NOR and Sailing Instructions are attached below and can be downloaded on a PDF file.

Regatta organizers are encouraged to use those as a reference with the sole purpose of having a unified criteria to run Optimist events across Canada.