AIODA Registration

Australian International Optimist Dinghy Association Registration

New Registration procedure from 18/10/2012

All Australian Optimists are required to have up to date ownership papers.

To keep your Optimist registration up to date you can: a) apply for a sail number, b) change the ownership details or c) change your contact details.

To register your boat and get a sail number or to transfer ownership of a boat please
read the Registration Procedure information sheet 
and print off the Registration/Transfer Form.

For more information contact the AIODA Registrar:-

Emma Short PO Box 1109 Stirling SA 5152

Ph: 0422 995 711

E-mail: emma@optisa.org.au

New boats requiring an Australian Sail number

To receive an Australian sail number for your new Optimist you will need to complete four easy steps:

  1. Send the Registration and Measurement Book to the AIODA Registrar, this book will be endorsed and given a new sail number as required by the International Optimist Dinghy Association. An electronic copy will be made of the first page of the book to help with replacement if the book is lost at any time and for AIODA records.
  2. Send a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of the endorsed Registration and Measurement Book. Post Prepaid Envelopes size C5 can be purchased from Australia Post.
  3. Fill in the AIODA Ownership and Registration Form with current ownership details.
  4. Pay $50 Registration Fee, this fee may be paid directly into the AIODA bank account: Westpac Banking Corporation BSB 033-062 Account Number 29 7306 Ref: Sail Number & send a receipt of this transaction to the Registrar. Or pay by cheque made out to AIODA and send with the Registration & Measurement Book.

Change of Ownership

It is important that you notify AIODA of any changes in ownership. Please complete these four easy steps:

  1. Send the Registration and Measurement Book to the AIODA Registrar, this book will be endorsed by the Registrar. An electronic copy will be made of the first page of the book to help with replacement if the book is lost at any time and for AIODA records.
  2. Send a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of the endorsed Registration and Measurement Book. Post Prepaid Envelopes size C5 can be purchased from Australia Post.
  3. Fill in the AIODA Ownership and Registration Form with current ownership details.
  4. Pay $25 Transfer of Ownership Fee, this fee may be paid directly into the AIODA bank account: Westpac Banking Corporation BSB 033-062 Account Number 29 7306 Ref: Sail Number & send a receipt of this transaction to the Registrar. Or pay by cheque made out to ʻAIODAʼ and send with the Registration & Measurement Book.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Registration and Measurement Book?

A Registration and Measurement Book is issued by the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) and sold with every boat as a guarantee that you have purchased a class legal Optimist. In the past AIODA used to retain the Book, however boat owners now safeguard this paperwork.

What is a Registration and Measurement Certificate?

Formerly, AIODA retained Registration and Measurement Books, it would issue a Registration and Measurement Certificate to ensure subsequent purchasers that they were buying a bona fide Optimist. Certificates are no longer issued by AIODA as the books are now held by the Optimist owner.

How do I get a Measurement Book?

If you have purchased a NEW BOAT, the builder or importer should have provided you with the Measurement Book for the boat. If you did not receive a Measurement Book, call the dealer where you bought the boat. If you have purchased a USED BOAT, the seller should have provided you with the Measurement Book for the boat.

What if the Measurement Book is lost?

IODA (www.optiworld.org) has a procedure for replacing lost Measurement Books. AIODA will hold a scanned copy of the first page, which may be helpful in replacing lost books

What is the ISAF plaque?

Each boat when manufactured applies for a registration sticker from the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Once a boat is measured and deemed to meet class rules the sticker is applied in the front of the boat (generally on the mast thwart). Once certified, the builder or buyer can request a sail number. The sail number and the ISAF number are matched and linked together. If you need to find a sail number or confirm that the boat has been measured and certified as class legal, you need only identify the ISAF number and AIODA can tell you the sail number of this hull.

 

 

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