First Invitation Optimist Team Cup 2017
Dear National Optimist authorities, dear team leaders,
on behalf of the Potsdamer Yacht Club (PYC) it is my great pleasure to invite you to the International Opti Team Race (OTC), which will take place at Lake Wannsee, Berlin, Germany from October 27th to 29th, 2017. We hope you will join us for this now 30th anniversary of the OTC.
All important information’s and the registration form are available directly on this web site.
Deadline for registration is October, 1st, 2017.
However, please be aware that the number of participating teams is limited to 16. Therefore, we advise you to register as early as possible in order to ensure your team a starting slot.
We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.
The road of Team USA to victory in the 29th Optimist Team Cup
Team USA with Justin Callahan, Mitchell Callahan, Bella Casaretto, Joey Meagher and Connor Boland wins the 2016 Optimist Team Cup with an impressive performance in the round robin and a clear 2:0 Victory in the finals over Team Sweden, who already last year had to take the ungrateful position as runner-up to the team of Poland.
Team USA showed a very strong performance already in the round robin, where each of the 16 teams sailed against each other team. With their strong mix of individual boat speed and sophisticated team tactics they managed not to loose a single race and logically qualified for the best of three finals, where they raced against Sweden, which had 12 wins in the round robin.
With two clear race wins the USA achieved an overwhelming victory with the last one for an USA optimist team at the OTC dating back 6 years already to 2010.
Congratulations and we hope that we can welcome such a strong team from the USA again in 2017.
Team USA is the Winner of the 29th Optimist Team Cup
Team USA wins the finals of the 29th Optimist Team Cup with two straight race wins in the finals against the team of Sweden.
Finals of the 29th Optimist Team Cup
The finals of the 29th Optimist Team Cup will start at about 1:00 pm.
A spectator boat will be available from 12:30 am at the PYC harbour.
First Start on Sunday
The attention signal for the first race on Sunday, October 30th will be at 10:00 am.
The race committee.
Please remember the end of daylight saving time in the night from Saturday to Sunday.
We wish you a pleasant evening.
Team USA leads after first day of 29th Optimist Team cup
Intermediate and sometimes also strong winds with gusts up to 25 knots permitted a quick succession of races during stages 1 and 2 on the first day of the 29th optimist team cup.
Each team had to sail a total of 11 races with some teams changing courses after stage 1 (first 7 races).
On this first day Team USA with Justin Callahan, Mitchell Callahan, Bella Casaretto, Joey Meagher and Justin Callahan showed the strongest team race qualities under these changing conditions and remained undefeated. They are followed by Team Sweden and Team Germany with 2 and 3 losses, respectively.
The last 4 races of the round robin (stage 3) will show, which teams can qualify for the finals, which will start around 1 to 2 pm, provided the whether forecast will prove to be correct.
Opening ceremony on Saturday
The opening ceremony of the 2016 OTC will start on Saturday, October 29th between 8.30 and 9.00 am.
Registration desk now open
The registration desk located in the upper floor of the PYC clubhouse will be opening at 1:30 pm. Be sure to have the individual disclaimers of the sailors available (otherwise fetch an empty form at the desk and fill it in). Marlies and Iris are waiting for you.
Participating Nations 2016
The list of participants for the 29th Optimist Team Cup has now been completed. We have team entries from the following 13 nations:
Denmark Estonia Finland Germany
Great Britain Italy Netherlands Norway
Poland Russia Sweden Turkey USA.
We are proud to welcome you all at Lake Wannsee at the end of October.
A detailed entry list featuring all the participants will be published soon.
First Announcement for the 2016 Optimist Team Cup
Dear National Optimist authorities, dear team leaders,
on behalf of the Potsdamer Yacht Club (PYC) it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 29th edition of the International Opti Team Race at Lake Wannsee, Berlin, Germany from October 29th to 30th, 2016.
Go to the Registration site to enroll your team. You will find the Notice of Race under Race documents.
All participating sailors will be hosted by families of the PYC from Friday to Sunday.
The link published in the registration form will also show you a list of hotels for your convenience.
Teams can only be nominated in agreement with the respective national authorities and are limited to one team per country.
Deadline for registration is September, 30th, 2016.
However, please be aware that the number of participating teams is limited to 16. Therefore, we advise you to register as early as possible in order to ensure your team a starting slot. Teams may be registered without enrolling the names of the sailors actually participating, which can be provided at a later time point
We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.
Video from round robin stage 3 race NED vs. ITA
This video features the round robin stage 3 race of the 2015 Optimist Team Cup between the teams of Netherlands and Italy from mark 3 to the finish
First processed video of the 2015 OTC available
This video features the start and the final upwind of the round robin stage 3 race of the 2015 Optimist Team Cup between the teams of USA and Italy, which had a very close finish.
The video was produced by Tobias Graf with the help of an unmanned aircraft vehicle.
The Homepage of Tobias shows many processed videos featured in sailing events such us the 49er Junior World Championships in Flensburg, Germany.
Many thanks to Tobias for providing us with this great close-up of team race action
Video of 2015 OTC final race
A video featuring the first final race of the 2015 Optimist Team Cup between the teams of Poland and Sweden in full-length and high resolution is now available either directly at the end of the post or in the Video menue.
The video was produced by Tobias Graf with the help of an unmanned aircraft vehicle. Unfortunately the battery was low on the final upwind leg, so he does not have a close-up of the actual finishing situation.
The Homepage of Tobias features shows many processed videos featured in sailing events such us the 49er Junior World Championships in Flensburg, Germany.
Many thanks to Tobias for providing us with this great close-up and at the same time overview of the tactics and manoeuvres in Optimist Team Racing. He really did a fantastic job there.
He will also process the video clips of the 2015 OTC to a final film, which will be made available within the next two weeks. So stay tuned.
Thank you very much
On behalf of the organising committee of the 2015 Optimist Team Cup I would like to thank all the participants, team leaders, visitors and guests attending the races for making this event a very special one. Thank you very much also for the fantastic feedback. We hope that you have enjoyed your time at Lake Wannsee and had a good and save trip home. We will see you around again next year!
Our special thanks go all the helpers on the water such as race officers and staff, buoys leger, umpires, photographers and the people responsible for the toilet boat. And of course to those ashore in the race bureau and in the catering. Without you such an event would not be possible. So thank you very much!!!
Team Poland wins the 2015 OTC
Team Poland 1 with, Jakub Gołębiowski, Mateusz Grzempa, Sławomir Kapałka, Patryk Kosmalski and Filip Szmit wins the 2015 Optimist Team Cup with a 2:0 Victory in the final over Team Sweden with Carl Hörfeldt, Oscar Engström, Alice Moss and Olle Aronson.
Place 3 goes to Italy with a 2:1 victory against the team of USA in the small final.
For more information of the way of team Poland to the final read here.
Leaderboard Round Robin
The Leaderboard after the 15 Races of the Round Robin is now available under Leaderboard.
All set for the finals of the OTC 2015
All races of the round robin have been finished. The teams of Sweden and Poland 1 have qualified for the grand final to determine the winner of the OTC 2015.
The teams of Italy and the USA will race for third place in the small final.
Both finals will be best of three and start at about 1.00 pm.
Course B, Stage 3, Flight 4
The results of flight 4 of stage 3 on course B are online under results.
Course A, Stage 3, Flight 3
The results of flight 3 of stage 3 on course A are online under results.
Course B, Stage 3, Flight 3
The results of flight 3 of stage 3 on course B are online under results.
New results on course B
The results of the first two flights of stage 3 on course B are now online under results.
Welcome to the second day of the 2015 Optimist Team Cup. All the teams are on the water and racing is underway. We have sunshine and so far, the wind also looks good
The results of the first flight of stage 3 on course A are already online under results.
Team Sweden leads after day 1 at the 2015 OTC
Team Sweden with Carl Hörfeldt, Oscar Engström, Alice Moss and Olle Aronson leads the 2015 OTC after the first day with no loss in the 11 races of Round Robin stages 1 and 2 and with a two-win margin over second-placed teams of Italy and the USA is one of the hot candidates for the final tomorrow with 4 races left in the round robin. See the leaderboard here.
Results at the end of day 1
On both race courses the complete 11 flights of the round robin stages 1 and 2 could be finished today. See all the results (individual racing scores, race matrix and the present leaderboard) under Results 2015.
First Videos available
Some first videos are available featuring the round robin 1 race on course A between Sweden and Italy. More are to come. The videos can be found here.
Pictures Opening Ceremony
Pictures of the opening ceremony of the 2015 Optimist Team Cup are now available here.
First Leaderboard after 7 Races
A first Leaderboard after the Stage 1 of the Round Robin sees the Teams of Sweden, Switzerland, Finland and the USA with 6 wins each in front.
October 31st 2015:
Round Robin Stage 1 has been finished on both courses. The complete results can be found here
The first results (1st Flight) from Race Course A are online now.
Important notice for all guests and visitors.
At 12.00 am the visitor boat SY Botter will leave from the west pier of the PYC harbour to get you close to the regatta area. Nice sunshine out there and good wind so far. Everyone is welcome to get a close-up of the action.
Good Morning, everybody!
All the teams are on the water and the wind looks good. Races are about to start. Good luck to all the teams.
October 30th 2015:
All 16 teams have now registered resulting in some minor changes in the participants list. You will find the modified list here
The open ceremony will take place tomorrow at 8.30 at the flagpole, directly followed by the photo meeting. So please stay in the area of the flagpole to get your official team picture taken
The warning signal for the first start of the 2015 OTC is scheduled for 10.00 am. The weather forecast looks quite good, so we hope to get started on time.
October 27th 2015:
Important notice for team leaders
Final team registration will take place at the registration desk in the great hall located in the upper floor of the Potsdamer Yacht Club, Königsstr. 3A, 14109 Berlin on Friday, October 30th in the time between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.
In case of late arrival at the venue please contact Thomas Läufer to make alternative arrangements.
Please note that entry fees and deposits for charter boats can only be paid in cash. A cash machine can be reached by foot from the Potsdamer Yacht Club.
On registration you will be provided with the pairing lists for the round robin and the competitor list in a water-proof form.
October 27th 2015:
Based on an official request from the German Optimist Dinghy Association (DODV), the Team 5 formerly denoted as Germany 2 /Bayern (GER 2) has been renamed to Bayern (BAY). This changes the respective starter lists and pairing lists by team names.
October 26th 2015:
A selection of photos from the 2010 to 2014 editions of the Opti Team Cup has been added to the photo page. You can either click on the Photo site in the main menu or directly navigate to the respective year under the submenue Past Events.
Our special thanks go to Hans Glave for providing us with all these high quality images. Please observe the copyright.
October 22nd 2015:
The pairing lists for the round robin races on both race courses are now available under Results/Pairing List 2015 OTC and also as pdf-Files presenting either the individual team numbers or the team names.
Two individualized waterproof pairing lists by team numbers, one by team names and the list of the participating teams/sailors will be available for each participating team at the registration desk on Friday, October 30th.
October 22nd 2015:
The participants list for the 28th Optimist Team Cup (OTC) is now complete and available under Race Info.
This years OTC hosts 16 teams from 13 different countries with two Polish teams and three teams from Germany.
As last years winner Poland was eligible to enter a second team.
In addition to the Germany 1 team, which won the qualification at the 26th Joersfelder Opti Quartett, the Potsdamer Yacht Club was also eligible to enter its own team. As only 15 teams had signed up until the end of last week, the last open slot was given to the runner-up at the Opti-Quartett, the sailors from the Bavarian state association.
October 20th 2015:
The following sailors will form the team PYC representing the host Potsdamer Yacht Club (PYC) in the 28th Opti Team Cup:
Finn Semmer, Anika Witt, Line Wolters, Gesa Papenthin and Kjell Semmer.
We will keep fingers crossed.
October 19th 2015:
Having won the finals of the 26th Joersfelder Opti Quartett in a very close decision, the team of the Berliner Yacht Club will represent Germany at the 28th Opti Team Cup hosted by the Potsdamer Yacht Club. An additional german team will be entered by the host.
The team of the Berliner Yacht Clubs with Christian Heyne, Monticha Busch, Cosima Schlüter, Flora von Waldow und Paula Schütze at the price giving ceremony of the Joersfelder Opti-Quartett:
October 18th 2015:
The Sailing Instructions for the 28th Opti Team Cup can be downloaded under Race documents