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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 Optimist Coaching at Draycote Water
Optimise your Optimist skills ahead of the major championships!
Posted on 24 Apr
IOCA (South) Regatta Fleet Training at Warsash
Sailors busy with a mixture of drills
Posted on 14 Apr
Musto South Australian Optimist States preview
Strong winds forecast as 52-strong fleet raring to go
Posted on 13 Apr
Optimist Easter Egg at Grafham Water
A relaxed start time on Friday and egg hunt on Saturday
Posted on 10 Apr
Hillarys Easter Coaching Regatta
A resounding success with 64 boats sailing
Posted on 10 Apr
Optimist Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Holland
70 hardy British sailors travel to Braassemermeer
Posted on 6 Apr
Australia dominates Toyota NZ Optie Nationals
Australian sailors have won the Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals sailed in Picton
Posted on 3 Apr
NZ Optis: Australia tops the points table on Day 3
Today saw Fletcher Walters from Australia sail himself to first place. Followed closely by two Kiwis
Posted on 2 Apr
36th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting overall
Breaking the overall record of 1374 participants
Posted on 2 Apr
Light winds plague Day 2 of Toyota Optimist Nats
Light winds played havoc with the race schedule on Day 2 of the Toyoya NZ National Optimists
Posted on 1 Apr
36th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 3
Rain holds back the wind for a while
Posted on 1 Apr
NZ Optimist Nats: Top two skippers equal on points
The Opening Day of fleet racing in the 2018 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals got underway on Saturday
Posted on 1 Apr
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals previewed
On Thursday night the 2018 Toyota Optimist Nationals was officially opened
Posted on 31 Mar
Big turnout for Opti Nationals Parade
Last night the 2018 Toyota Optimist Nationals was officially opened.
Posted on 31 Mar
36th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 2
Milder and sunnier for the 1,400 sailors
Posted on 31 Mar
Deadline extended for Optimist Team Race Nationals
Change is good: New Optimist Team Race Championship entry deadline set
Posted on 30 Mar
36th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
Great start for Italy, especially for host Fraglia Vea Riva
Posted on 30 Mar
Magic Marine Optimist Easter Regatta preview
Netherlands event with a big history
Posted on 29 Mar
Lake Garda Optimist Country Cup
Switzerland wins event ahead of the fleet racing
Posted on 29 Mar
Boost for Hillarys Easter Coaching Regatta
With Olympic, World and Australian champion Belinda Stowell
Posted on 28 Mar
IOCA (South) Winter Training 2017/18
Expanded with coaching at Spinnaker and Bosham Saiing Clubs
Posted on 25 Mar
South Australian Youth Championships day 2
Winners crowned after second day gets blown out
Posted on 25 Mar
2018 South Australian Youth Championships day 1
Tough conditions greet sailors on first day of racing
Posted on 24 Mar
South Australian Youth Championships preview
An action-packed weekend of South Australian sailing ahead
Posted on 23 Mar
Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals entry opens
At the Welsh National Sailing Academy in August
Posted on 23 Mar
Optimist Team Race Nationals entry deadline nears
Number of teams limited to 24 in July event at Pensacola YC
Posted on 22 Mar
Record fleet for Lake Garda Optimist Meeting
Almost 1.400 young sailors from 33 countries set for Riva del Garda
Posted on 22 Mar
HISC Whitsun Open Regatta set to be biggest yet
The HISC Whitsun Open Regatta attracts large fleets of Solos, RS Elites, RS200s.
Posted on 22 Mar
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals preview
Close to 200 sailors set for Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
Posted on 20 Mar
International OptiOrange Regatta overall
Maxim Shaposhnikov and Alisa Kodaneva Became the Winners in the final standing of OptiOrange
Posted on 13 Mar
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RCIYC Spring Regatts - Saturday - waiting for the wind
© Simon Ropert
Optimist Coaching at Draycote Water
© Steve Irish Coaching
IOCA (South) Regatta Fleet Training at Warsash
© Geoff Camm
IOCA (South) Regatta Fleet Training at Warsash
© Geoff Camm
IOCA (South) Regatta Fleet Training at Warsash
© Geoff Camm
Jonas Barrett competing in last year's States
© Harry Fisher
Kelly Steele was the first placed girl in last year's Green fleet
© Harry Fisher
Murphy Cowen has stepped up from Intermediate to Open
© Harry Fisher
Quinn Auricht will look to defend his title this year.
© Harry Fisher
Optimist Grafham Easter Egg
© Bill Caldwell
Optimist Grafham Easter Egg
© Bill Caldwell
Optimist Grafham Easter Egg
© Bill Caldwell
Optimist Grafham Easter Egg hunt
© IOCA
420 Olympic gold medalist and WA Institute of Sport head sailing coach Belinda Stowell was one of five coaches at Hillarys first Easter Dinghy Coaching Regatta
© Verma Vitales
Irish Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals at Dun Laoghaire final day
© David Branigan / Oceansport
Irish Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals at Dun Laoghaire final day
© David Branigan / Oceansport
Irish Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals at Dun Laoghaire final day
© David Branigan / Oceansport
Megan Farrer 5th in silver fleet at the Optimist Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Holland
© IOCA UK
Edward Cody, 4th in silver fleet at the Optimist Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Holland
© IOCA UK
GBR Optimist sailors on tour at the Optimist Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Holland
© IOCA UK
Henry Heathcote finished 4th overall in the Optimist Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Holland
© IOCA UK
Irish Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals at Dun Laoghaire day 1
© David Branigan / Oceansport
Irish Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals at Dun Laoghaire day 1
© David Branigan / Oceansport
Irish Volvo Youth Sailing Nationals at Dun Laoghaire day 1
© David Branigan / Oceansport
Toyota NZ Optimist Championships, Queen Charlotte YC, April 2018
© Christel Hopkins
NZ winners 1-2-3 - Toyota NZ Optimist Championships, Queen Charlotte YC, April 2018
© Christel Hopkins
Toyota NZ Optimist Championships, Queen Charlotte YC, April 2018
© Christel Hopkins
Done and dusted - NZ winners - Toyota NZ Optimist Championships, Queen Charlotte YC, April 2018
© Christel Hopkins
Toyota NZ Optimist Championships, Queen Charlotte YC, April 2018
© Christel Hopkins
Overall winners - Toyota NZ Optimist Championships, Queen Charlotte YC, April 2018
© Christel Hopkins