Posted June 16, 2021


USODA Annual General Meeting and Board of Director Elections


The USODA will hold its Annual Meeting of Sustaining Members on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm EDT.  Members are welcome to attend in person at the ODU Sailing Center or via Zoom conference call. If you are not already a Sustaining Member, please consider joining at and participate in the upcoming Board of Director Elections.


The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following candidates for the 2021 USODA Board of Director Election (select each name to view bios):


Senet Bischoff (NY)

Jamie Coates (FL)

Nicole Curran (NJ)

Robert Durrell (DE)

Kevin Grainger (NY)

Nik Hartney (FL)

Richard Noritake (FL)

Bill Stump (CA)

John Walsh (MD)

Heather Woodworth (CT)



The 2021 Ballot for the USODA Board of Directors is available on the USODA website under the ‘Class’ section, or by using the links below.  Your participation is valued and will help ensure our Class Association continues to enjoy strong leadership.


Please take note of the delivery options and deadlines for the return of your ballot.  Your Sustaining Membership must be active on the date your ballot is submitted, as well as the date of the AGM, July 28th.  If you require any assistance with your membership or ballot submission, please contact


Thank you for your consideration to actively support the mission of Optimist sailing in the United States!


Respectfully submitted,


Senet Bischoff, Chair of the Nominating Committee


Chris Hamilton, USODA President


USODA Website

Online Ballot

Paper Ballot