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Breaking News & Announcements

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TTQ Sailors - Pacific Coast Champs - posted Oct 12 2021 (corrected Oct 13)

TTQ Sailors - Southeast Champs - posted Oct 12, 2021

Kidibul Cup Team Announcement - posted Oct 12, 2021

South Americans Team Announcement - posted Sept 28, 2021

TTQ Sailors - Mid America Championship - posted Sept 28, 2021



....older announcements can be found under the News section of our website

USODA Regattas - Registration Deadlines






USNT, ODP2 and Horizon Events - Coming Soon!

USODA Gold Partners

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USODA is the National class organization for Optimist sailing in the United States. 


The United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has helped grow interest in sailing and would like you to join us in developing lifelong sailors.

Our mission is simple:

USODA will support and sustain junior sailors, their families, and junior sailing programs with leadership, information, and organization which facilitates the growth of Optimist sailing at all levels. We will accomplish this while promoting fun, safety, self-reliance, and good sportsmanship.


USODA is a 501(c)(3) educational organization, able to receive tax deductible contributions from individuals. Its interest is in promoting a boat, the International Optimist Dinghy (IOD), and promoting sailing across the United States. 

The USODA is the US member of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA). This association coordinates rules and standards for the Optimist as a strict One Design class. IODA is a member of World Sailing. US Sailing oversees sailing in the USA.


USODA Silver Partners




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