The Cinnamon IODA Asian &Oceania Optimist Championship 2016 will be held in Sri Lanka from 28th May to 5th June 2016 organized by the Yachting Association of Sri Lanka who has hosted three International events in the past including Enterprise World championship, GP 14 world Championship.
International Optimist Dingy Association world body will be the main organizers of the event but will be assisted and run by the Yachting Association of Sri Lanka with the support of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, and other Partners in Trincomalee.
This event gives great exposure to Sri Lanka as more than 20 countries including USA, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Turkey, Japan, China, India, Thailand ,Malaysia, Kuwait, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Macau, Taipei, Indonesia, Oman, UAE, Myanmar ,Korea & Sri Lanka participates with kids between the ages of 12 up to 15 with their Chaperone like Parents, coaches etc. There are more than 300 coming for this event from the above countries.
Trincomalee was the site for the 2012 IODA Championship held by us and saw excellent reviews. The 2012 event was a great success and put Trincomalee and Sri Lanka on the map across the Asian and Oceanian region as a unique sailing destination.
As this is an international event with children taking part from age of 12 up to 15 the event will have a large number of Parents, supporters, coaches and managers coming from these countries which will greatly promote Sri Lanka and our beaches.
Sri Lanka Navy, Ministry of Sports & National Carrier Sri Lankan Airlines are also main partners who are committed to support this event.