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2020 USODA Annual General Meeting and Board of Director Elections 

The USODA will hold its Annual Meeting of Sustaining Members via Conference Call on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm EDT.  If you are not already a Sustaining Member, please consider joining at www.usoda.org and participate in the upcoming Board of Director Elections.


The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following candidates for the 2020 USODA Board of Director Election:

Cliff Black, IL

Andrew Cole, MD

Brian Greenberg, MA

Brian Hull, NJ

Bill Lieber, WI

Blake MacDiarmid, FL

Cambrey Rogers, TX

The 2020 Ballot for the USODA Board of Directors and links to bios for each nominee are available on the USODA website under the ‘Class’ section.  Your participation is valued and will help ensure our Class Association continues to enjoy strong leadership.

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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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