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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 44th Torboli Trophy for Optimists on Lake Garda
Unexpected conditions for this autumn event
Posted on 11 Oct
Hayling Island Optimist Open
Blasting in the Bay and Hooning in the Harbour
Posted on 24 Sep
OptiOrange Valencia 2022 calls for entries
The Notice of Race is available and entries are invited
Posted on 22 Sep
Midland Area Optimist Championships
Three fleets on the water, including a fun fleet enjoying their first racing
Posted on 20 Sep
Derbyshire Youth Sailing at Carsington
Happy to see a lot of sailors who were not only new to DYS but also to racing
Posted on 14 Sep
RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships
137 youth and junior sailors take part at Carrickfergus
Posted on 14 Sep
RLymYC Youth Week 2021
Over 144 children take part in four fleets
Posted on 9 Sep
27th Broadland Youth Regatta
100 youth and junior sailors race on the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 8 Sep
Scottish Junior Optimist Travellers at Bardowie
Brilliant sunshine and more wind than expected
Posted on 7 Sep
Barnt Green Optimist Open
Second event of the Midlands Traveller Series
Posted on 6 Sep
Starcross Yacht Club Junior Regatta
With full timetable of beach games, camp-overs and discos
Posted on 18 Aug
Island Barn Reservoir Optimist Open
16 boats take part in two fleets
Posted on 30 Jul
GBR Optimist Team at the World Championships
Winning silver fleet on an extended trip to Garda
Posted on 29 Jul
Midland SC Optimist Open
First travellers event held on the hottest day of the year so far
Posted on 19 Jul
2021 Larry White Junior Olympic Regatta
Junior sailors from throughout southern New England gather
Posted on 17 Jul
IOCA UK GBR at the Optimist Europeans in Cadiz
A myriad of obstacles, but a fantastic trip for the young sailors
Posted on 13 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda overall
Brazilian Alex Di Francesco Kuhl crowned champion
Posted on 9 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 5
Gil Hackel keeps leading the ranking
Posted on 8 Jul
USA's Gil Hackel leads 2021 Opti Worlds
After a first and a second-place finish on Wednesday
Posted on 7 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 4
The USA's Gil Hackel jumps to the top of the standings
Posted on 7 Jul
2021 Optimist Team Racing Worlds overall
The Italian flag flies high over Riva del Garda
Posted on 6 Jul
Optimists at Warsash
82 young sailors take to the water
Posted on 6 Jul
2021 Optimist Team Racing Worlds day 1
75 races completed on the first day
Posted on 5 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 3
Qualification races completed, Thai Bhanubandh continues to lead
Posted on 4 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 2
Bhanubandh from Thailand leads the ranking
Posted on 4 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 1
Two USA sailors lead the ranking
Posted on 2 Jul
Parkstone Yacht Club Optimist Open
Incorporating the IOCA South West Regional Championship
Posted on 2 Jul
2021 Optimist World Championship officially open
Racing will start tomorrow on Lake Garda
Posted on 1 Jul
Ready for the start of the Optimist Worlds
Nearly 300 young sailors from 56 countries gathered at Lake Garda
Posted on 30 Jun
28th International Optimist Regatta
USVI's Tanner Krygsveld wins
Posted on 21 Jun
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44th Torboli Trophy / 4th Autumn Meeting Optimist
© Elena Giolai / Fraglia Vela Riva
44th Torboli Trophy / 4th Autumn Meeting Optimist
© Elena Giolai / Fraglia Vela Riva
44th Torboli Trophy / 4th Autumn Meeting Optimist
© Elena Giolai / Fraglia Vela Riva
44th Torboli Trophy / 4th Autumn Meeting Optimist
© Elena Giolai / Fraglia Vela Riva
44th Torboli Trophy / 4th Autumn Meeting Optimist
© Elena Giolai / Fraglia Vela Riva
44th Torboli Trophy / 4th Autumn Meeting Optimist
© Elena Giolai / Fraglia Vela Riva
Hayling Island Optimist Open
© Andy Ramus
OptiOrange Valencia
© Ivan Bidzilya
Class 8 - 'slow' dinghy start at the Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta 2021
© Elaine Burgis
Midland Area Optimist Championships
© Deborah Smith
Midland Area Optimist Championships
© Andy Hateley
Midland Area Optimist Championships
© Deborah Smith
Midland Area Optimist Championships
© Andy Hateley
2021 RLymYC Youth Week
© RLymYC
2021 RLymYC Youth Week
© RLymYC
2021 RLymYC Youth Week
© RLymYC
Some of the 100 competitors, Broadland Youth Regatta at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club
© Robin Myerscough
Scottish Junior Optimist Travellers at Bardowie Loch
© Andrew Russell
The whole fleet in the Barnt Green Optimist Open
© Debbie Smith
Sailors in the Barnt Green Optimist Open
© Debbie Smith
Main fleet start in the Barnt Green Optimist Open
© Debbie Smith
Chichester YC Dinghy Week 2021
© CYC
Juniors at the SESCA Antigua Sailing Day Regatta
© Mike Steele
Bertie Parrett, winner of the junior event at the SESCA Antigua Sailing Day Regatta
© Mike Steele
2021 Ora Cup Ora
© Elena Giolai
2021 Ora Cup Ora
© Elena Giolai
2021 Ora Cup Ora
© Elena Giolai
2021 Ora Cup Ora
© Elena Giolai
2021 Ora Cup Ora
© Elena Giolai
2021 Ora Cup Ora
© Elena Giolai