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Optimist

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 Influx of Optis ready to race!
In ACT Optimist Championship at Canberra YC
Posted on 19 Oct
Allen Academy Optimist
Continuing to support grass-roots sailing
Posted on 12 Oct
Volvo Gill Optimist End of Seasons
More than 200 sailors compete in Weymouth
Posted on 10 Oct
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships overall
Several sailors catapulted up the results
Posted on 6 Oct
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships day 4
Ideal conditions in Hong Kong
Posted on 5 Oct
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships day 3
Team China win the Team Racing
Posted on 4 Oct
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships day 2
Blue skies and a better than forecasted easterly breeze
Posted on 3 Oct
Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships day 1
Together with Hong Kong's National Day celebrations
Posted on 2 Oct
Optimists at Lyme Regis
Strong winds and large waves
Posted on 2 Oct
RYA Welsh Zone Championships
Callum in command
Posted on 1 Oct
RYA Zone and Home Country Championships
Winners crowned across the nation
Posted on 28 Sep
Optimists at Shustoke
A total of 20 helms take part
Posted on 26 Sep
Scottish Junior Travellers at Annandale
Sailingfast Scottish Travellers' series round 2
Posted on 25 Sep
Young sailors raring to race
At Zone Championships across the country
Posted on 22 Sep
IOCA Northern Random Pairs Championship
Optimist team racing at West Kirby Sailing Club
Posted on 20 Sep
Optimists at Burghfield
Rooster Southern Travellers event
Posted on 12 Sep
Launch pad for Olympic Campaigns
At 23rd edition of Sail Sydney
Posted on 9 Sep
Optimists and Toppers at Helensburgh
Sailingfast Scottish Travellers' event
Posted on 5 Sep
Royal Lymington YC Junior Regatta
Challenging racing for the 153 young sailors
Posted on 30 Aug
Three Optimist sailors break the record
For sailing round the Isle of Wight
Posted on 14 Aug
Bembridge Sailing Club Annual Regatta
A record 106 entries!
Posted on 14 Aug
India Page-Wood wins Optimist Europeans
First British female sailor to win the title
Posted on 7 Aug
Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals overall
A breezy week in Weymouth for the 380 young sailors
Posted on 7 Aug
Sail Melbourne international entries now open
Invited, Junior and Youth classes will mix with Olympic heroes
Posted on 5 Aug
Champion of Champions Race
At the Optimist 70th Anniversary Nationals
Posted on 2 Aug
Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals day 1
A breezy start in Weymouth for the 380 young sailors
Posted on 31 Jul
Notts County Sailing Club Junior Open Meeting
Calm deceives sailors...then storm arrives
Posted on 25 Jul
Corozal Bay Regatta
And world-class Technical Training Course
Posted on 21 Jul
Optimist Worlds in Pattaya, Thailand overall
Marco Gradoni and Maria Perello crowned champions
Posted on 20 Jul
Optimist Worlds in Pattaya, Thailand day 5
Top sailors stake claims on penultimate day
Posted on 19 Jul
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Optimists at Canberra Yacht Club
© Jo Roos
Light winds on Sunday during the IOCA UK Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
© IOCA UK
IOCA UK Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
© IOCA UK
Fleet launching during the IOCA UK Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
© IOCA UK
Getting some tips from British Sailing Team Nacra sailor Kirstie Urwin during the IOCA UK Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
© IOCA UK
Lijia Xu and Anna Carpenter on the water ready to chat to sailors during the IOCA UK Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
© IOCA UK
Prize winners Callum Davidson-Guild, Tasmyn Green and Emily Mueller with British Sailing Team 470 crew Anna Carpenter during the IOCA UK Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship
© IOCA UK
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 5
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 5
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 5
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 5
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 5
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 5
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 4
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 4
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 4
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 4
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 4
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 4
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship team racing
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship team racing
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship team racing
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship team racing
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship team racing
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship team racing
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship team racing
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 2
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 2
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 2
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell
2017 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 2
© 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships / Guy Nowell