The Canadian Optimist Championships (COCs)
The COCs are held every year, normally on the 3rd week of August. The event rotates between a West, Central and East location. Due to Covid, the events in 2020 and 2021 that were supposed to be held at Chester Yacht Club in Nova Scotia were postponed.
The COCs will be held Aug 20-26 at the Lunenburg Yacht Club and are being co-hosted with Chester Yacht Club. More details are available on the event website.
This event consists of a Fleet Racing Championship and a Team Racing Championship and it serves as the only qualifier event for the Canadian sailors to the IODA Worlds, IODA Europeans, IODA North Americans and IODA South Americans.
Bids to host this event are to be presented at CODA´s AGM during the COCs every year. (The 2020 and 2021 AGMs were/will be held via Zoom). The 2022 AGM will be held at the Lunenburg Yacht Club on August 26th.
*In 2021 CODA and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club hosted a fall qualifier event so that sailors would have the opportunity to attend 2022 IODA events. This was a special circumstance during the pandemic and is not typical practice.