National Championships for the Olson 30 Class have been held every year since 1979. Originally the Nationals drew boats from all over the USA and even Canada. In recent years the National Championships (NATS) have become the annual event for Western Fleets. In 2008 the eastern Fleets – Great Lakes, Northeast and Chesapeake – begun holding the North American Championships, and the NATS were solidified as the defacto annual Class event for Western Fleets.
The 2016 Olson 30 National Championships date and location are now confirmed. NATS will be held at Dana Point Yacht Club, August 20 & 21.