About IODA


From 1 September 2008 the new Secretary General of IODA is Sally Burnett.

Sally, who is from Newcastle-u-Lyme, near Manchester, joined IODA in February. An ISAF International Judge and Umpire since 1998, she is Chairman of ISAF International judges Sub-Committee and a member of Race Officials Committee.

A university graduate in design Sally has 25 years experience as a partner in a small specialist ceramics business and has also worked in the healthcare recruitment industry.

Amneris Calle remains as the part-time IODA Regatta Secretary whose responsibilities are liaising with the organisers of IODA events and maintaining the IODA Calendar and Results websites.

Former secretary Robert Wilkes remains with IODA as a consultant responsible for certain specialised areas, including DEVELOPMENT.

  • Address:

    8 Deans Lane, Chesterton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST5 6BU, Great Britain

  • Fax:

    +44 1782 801222

  • E-Mail:


  • Bank:

    Natwest Bank, High Street, Newcastle, Staffs, United Kingdom

  • Account:

    International Optimist Dinghy Association

    Account Number: 140 00 16345452 NXNFLHFH-USD00


    IBAN No: GB93 NWBK 6073 0116 3454 52


IODA accounts in US$, the currency of most of its expenditure and contracts.

Sums of money up to about US$ 350 are best paid using MasterCard or Visa. A 3% surcharge is made but credit card is by far the quickest and most efficient means of payment.

Larger sums should be transfered by electronic bank transfer ("wire").

Bank Drafts and foreign cheques may incur a surcharge and delays.

Value Added (Sales) Tax is charged only to Danish customers.


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