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Breaking News & Announcements

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2022 IODA Asians Team - posted Sep 13, 2022

Opti Cup Cap d'Agde Team - posted Sep 7, 2022

TTQ Sailors - Pacific Coast Champs - posted Sep 1, 2022

TTQ Sailors - Great Lakes Champs - posted Sep 1, 2022

2022 IODA North Americans Team Announced! - posted Aug 19, 2022

TTQ Sailors - NJ State Champs - posted Aug 18, 2022

TTQ Sailors - West Coast Champs - posted Aug 16, 2022

Board of Directors Election Results - posted Aug 16, 2022

TTQ Sailors - New England Champs - posted Aug 12, 2022

St. Petersburg YC Selected to Host 2023 Team Trials - posted Jul 8, 2022

2022-23 US National Team! - posted May 27, 2022

2022 IODA South Americans Team Announced! - Posted May 16, 2022






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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.


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