Fleets, Class Rules & More

CODA Fleet Information & Latest by-law change

As from 2017, CODA by-law 21 regarding the Fleet Assignment for Optimist Sailors in Canada, has been updated to the following:

Sailors competing in CODA sanctioned events shall compete either in the Championship Fleet or the Green Fleet for novice sailors. Within the Championship Fleet, scoring shall be broken down into the following categories:

Red Fleet

For sailors that have reached the age of 13 by the first day of scheduled racing at the event and who are not older than 15 years old as of December 31st of the year of the event

Blue Fleet

For sailors that have reached the age of 11 by the first day of scheduled racing at the event and are younger than 13 years of age as of the first day of the event

White Fleet

For sailors that have not reached the age of 11 years old before the first day of scheduled racing at the event


All Red, Blue and White sailors scored as one group

Green Fleet is the fleet for beginners. The purpose of this fleet is to encourage novice sailors into the sport of sailing and racing.

Green fleeters can be any age up to 15. A green fleet might have skippers who are as young as 6 and as old as 15, but sooner or later they’ll move into their appropriate fleet withing the Championship Fleet.

If a sailor place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in three White Fleet regattas, they must register in the appropriate age fleet in the competitive group. If it is obvious that a sailor has developed beyond the Green Fleet they should be moved up as soon as possible.

Where possible, the Green Fleet will race on a course which is separate from the Championship Fleet. Rules governing participation in the Green Fleet are promulgated by the Executive Committee and posted on the CODA website.

Read more about Green Fleet Guidelines

Class Rules

Official class information, including 2019 IODA Regatta Handbook, 2019 IODA Class Rules, as well as useful documents on Measurements, Preparation and Race Management Polices are attached below РThese documents are current, official and can also be found on the  OptiWorld Website.

To download this documents on a PDF format, you can do so by clicking on the links below.

2022 IODA Handbook

2021 IODA Class Rules 

IODA – Be Ready for Measurement

IODA Event Measurement Procedure

IODA Event- On Water Measurement

IODA Measurement Records

Foils Measurement Forms

Spars Measurement Forms

Rule 42 Common Breaches in Optis