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Optimist

The Optimist is the premier dinghy for under 16's in the world. Sailed in over 100 countries by over 150,000 young people, the Optimist is, quite simply, the dinghy in which the young people of the world learn to sail.

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Show news Scandinavian victory at Monaco Optimist Team Race
64 contestants divided into 16 teams from 16 nations put on a show in the main harbour
Posted on 14 Jan
Boat and board boost
For up and coming North East talent
Posted on 12 Jan
Monaco Optimist Team Race preview
A regatta without borders
Posted on 10 Jan
Boat awarded to committed mid-Wales sailor
Thanks to the JMST and RYA OnBoard
Posted on 9 Jan
Suntouched Sailboats confirm new UK dealer
For Devoti D-Zero & Devoti D-Optimist
Posted on 8 Jan
Winners are grinners at Sail Sydney
Among the other winners was Jack Ferguson, who claimed the Laser 4.7 class
Posted on 17 Dec 2017
IOR, Clinic & Team Race set for June 11-17, 2018
The Caribbean's largest and longest international regatta
Posted on 16 Dec 2017
Invited Classes shine at Sail Sydney 2017
Invited Classes at Sail Sydney 2017
Posted on 16 Dec 2017
Opti-Saturday at Sail Sydney 2017
More than 120 Optimist sailors will get their first taste of Sail Sydney 2017 today
Posted on 16 Dec 2017
RYA Scotland Winter Optimist Championship
A light dusting of snow over Cumbrae
Posted on 15 Dec 2017
RYA Scotland Winter Championships
Winter Wonderland at Largs
Posted on 12 Dec 2017
Boats and boards awarded to RYA OnBoard sailors
Thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust
Posted on 10 Dec 2017
Trans-Tasman duels at Sail Sydney
Youth Champions in 29er against 2016 Olympic silver medallists at Sail Sydney
Posted on 7 Dec 2017
Youth Sailing at Middle Harbour Yacht Club
A variety of school groups, racers, Tackers and Learn to Sail kids
Posted on 6 Dec 2017
International Classes Regatta at Perth
Fresh conditions test on the Swan River
Posted on 27 Nov 2017
Blackwater Sailing Club cadet success
At the Optimist Winter Championship
Posted on 24 Nov 2017
Pensacola to host 2018 Optimist US Nationals
Week-long event in July on Pensacola Bay
Posted on 18 Nov 2017
Latest on the Rooster Blog
Including Confessions of an Optimist sailor
Posted on 6 Nov 2017
Belize Sailing Association Nationals
Joo emerges as the Opti Fleet Champion
Posted on 3 Nov 2017
Influx of Optis ready to race!
In ACT Optimist Championship at Canberra YC
Posted on 19 Oct 2017
Allen Academy Optimist
Continuing to support grass-roots sailing
Posted on 12 Oct 2017
Volvo Gill Optimist End of Seasons
More than 200 sailors compete in Weymouth
Posted on 10 Oct 2017
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships overall
Several sailors catapulted up the results
Posted on 6 Oct 2017
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships day 4
Ideal conditions in Hong Kong
Posted on 5 Oct 2017
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships day 3
Team China win the Team Racing
Posted on 4 Oct 2017
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships day 2
Blue skies and a better than forecasted easterly breeze
Posted on 3 Oct 2017
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships day 1
Together with Hong Kong's National Day celebrations
Posted on 2 Oct 2017
Optimists at Lyme Regis
Strong winds and large waves
Posted on 2 Oct 2017
RYA Welsh Zone Championships
Callum in command
Posted on 1 Oct 2017
RYA Zone and Home Country Championships
Winners crowned across the nation
Posted on 28 Sep 2017
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Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Yacht Club de Monaco
Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Yacht Club de Monaco
Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Yacht Club de Monaco
Optimist sailor Erin Tinkler
© RYA North East
Learn to Sail at Waimakariri
© Waimakariri Sailing & Power Boat Club
Learn to Sail at Waimakariri
© Waimakariri Sailing & Power Boat Club
Learn to Sail at Waimakariri
© Waimakariri Sailing & Power Boat Club
Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Franck Terlin
Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Francesco Ferri
Monaco Optimist Team Race
© YCM / C.Conterno
Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Francesco Ferri
Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Franck Terlin
James Gosson with his Optimist
© Hamish Stuart
James Gosson with his Optimist
© Hamish Stuart
Optimist sailors at the Charteris Bay Yacht Club
© Charteris Bay Yacht Club
Optimist sailors at the Charteris Bay Yacht Club
© Charteris Bay Yacht Club
Sail Sydney 2017
© Robin Evans
Over 100 junior sailors from several nations participated in the 2017 IOR.
© Dean Barnes
RYA Scotland Winter Championships at Largs
© Marc Turner / RYA Scotland
Nina Harrison (Scotland)
© LVSC
Optimists on day 4 of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta
© Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup
Optimists on day 4 of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta
© Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup
Phuket King's Cup Regatta day 2
© Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup
Phuket King's Cup Regatta day 2
© Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup
Phuket King's Cup Regatta day 2
© Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup
Phuket King's Cup Regatta day 2
© Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup
Auckland Optimist Championships, WakatereBoating Club
© Richard Gladwell
2014 Auckland Optimist Championships, Wakatere Boating Club
© Richard Gladwell
Wakatere Boating Club Junior Regatta This weekend December 9, 2017
© Wakatere Boating Club
2014 Auckland Optimist Championships, Wakatere Boating Club
© Richard Gladwell