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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 Toyota NZ Optimist Nats: Australian leads - Day 4
15-year-old Daniel Links (AUS) continues to dominate the 205 boat fleet from eight nations
Posted today at 12:01 pm
37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 2
Gradoni and Scheidt enter the Gold Fleet as leaders
Posted on 21 Apr
Toyota NZ Optimist Nats: Australian leads - Day 3
15-year-old Daniel Links from Australia had a successful day on the water on Day 3
Posted on 21 Apr
Toyota NZ Optimist Nats: Joint leaders - Day 2
Challenging Day 2 for sailors at the 2019 Toyota Optimist National Championships
Posted on 20 Apr
Toyota Optimist Nationals attract 205 entries
Murrays' Bay Sailing Club are set to a host the 2019 Toyota Optimist National Championships
Posted on 19 Apr
37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
1164 entries from forty countries worldwide
Posted on 18 Apr
Harken North East Youth Travellers Series at Ulley
A competitive yet friendly racing environment with coaching support
Posted on 18 Apr
IOCA South Easter Training at Hamble
12 keen sailors make the most of the Easter break
Posted on 18 Apr
Optimist Spring Series at Lymington
Two races held on Sunday after lack of wind stops Saturday racing
Posted on 13 Apr
Enjoyment is key factor in making children active
Children who are active and enjoy it are happier and more resilient
Posted on 21 Mar
Busy Year Ahead at Shustoke Sailing Club!
Welcoming old and new fleets to their waters
Posted on 18 Mar
The Beast is starting to stir!
Open series based in the East of England for 13 to 17 year olds
Posted on 17 Mar
10th Annual Miami Sailing Week
The largest spring regatta
Posted on 12 Mar
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
Latvian Martin Atilla wins
Posted on 11 Mar
We speak to Callum Davidson-Guild
NeilPryde team sailorsat the RYA Dinghy Show
Posted on 11 Mar
Champions crowned at SA Youth Champs
Champions crowned at 2019 South Australian Youth Championships
Posted on 10 Mar
All-female winners recognised
In YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards
Posted on 6 Mar
Stage is set for exciting SA Youth Champs
At Adelaide Sailing Club this weekend
Posted on 6 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia 2019 enrollment doubles
Less than 10 days left to start of the second edition
Posted on 4 Mar
IOCA (UK) at the RYA Dinghy Show
Sharing the joy of Optimist sailing with freebies and competitions
Posted on 1 Mar
Interislander Optis & Port Marlborough Starlings
Day 2 brought wind from a Southerly direction and two totally different racing conditions
Posted on 24 Feb
Interislander Optis & Port Marlborough Starlings
90 Open fleet Optimist sailors and 25 Starlings competed on Day 1
Posted on 22 Feb
Burghfield Winter Optimist Open
Rooster Optimist Southern Traveller Series event
Posted on 20 Feb
MYF's approach to Youth Sailing
Sports plays a crucial role in our children's lives
Posted on 12 Feb
Valentine's Day Regatta at St. Petersburg YC
Over 260 youth sailors gathered at St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Posted on 11 Feb
Queen Charlotte - Optimist and Starlings
2019 Interislander Optimist Challenge and the Port Marlborough Starling Championship Feb 22-24, 2019
Posted on 11 Feb
2019 Top of the Gulf Regatta
Up to 16 classes and more than 200 boats expected
Posted on 11 Feb
Allen Academy Optimist Opportunity
Looking for a young sailor who is full of passion
Posted on 8 Feb
2019 Sail East at Shediac Bay Yacht Club preview
Taking place from August 1-4 on the Northumberland Strait in New Brunswick
Posted on 3 Feb
International Optimist Regatta, Clinic & Team Race
Some of the best sailors in the sport are expected to participate
Posted on 2 Feb
Links
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Optimist UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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George Lee Rush (NZL) - 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals Day 4, April 2019 - Murrays Bay SC
© Rachel von Zalinski - LSD
Daniel Links (AUS 1825) and Joe Leith (NZL 4608) - 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals Day 4, April 2019 - Murrays Bay SC
© Rachel von  Zalinski - LSD
2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals Day 4, April 2019 - Murrays Bay SC
© Rachel von  Zalinski - LSD
2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals Day 4, April 2019 - Murrays Bay SC
© Rachel von  Zalinski - LSD
2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals Day 4, April 2019 - Murrays Bay SC
© Rachel von  Zalinski - LSD
37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 2
© Matias Capizzano / www.capizzano.com
37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 2
© Matias Capizzano / www.capizzano.com
Day 3, 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals, April 2019, Murrays Bay Sailing Club
© Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Day 3, 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals, April 2019, Murrays Bay Sailing Club
© Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Day 3, 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals, April 2019, Murrays Bay Sailing Club
© Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Toyota Optimist Nationals day 2, Sunday 21st April. Image (c) Rachel von Zalinski- Live Sail Die
© Rachel von Zalinski - LSD
Day 3, 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals, April 2019, Murrays Bay Sailing Club
© Rachel von Zalinski - LSD
Day 3, 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals, April 2019, Murrays Bay Sailing Club
© Rachel von Zalinski - LSD
Day 3, 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals, April 2019, Murrays Bay Sailing Club
© Rachel von Zalinski - LSD
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Rachel von Zalinski
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Rachel von Zalinski
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Rachel von Zalinski
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Rachel von Zalinski
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Rachel von Zalinski
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Rachel von Zalinski
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Murrays Bay SC
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Murrays Bay SC
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Murrays Bay SC
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Murrays Bay SC
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Murrays Bay SC
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Murrays Bay SC
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Murrays Bay SC
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals - Day 2, Murrays Bay Sailing Club - April 2019
© Murrays Bay SC
Wakatere BC's team line up to start in the teams racing - 2019 Toyota Optimist Nationals - Murrays Bay SC, April 2019
© Wakatere BC
Harken North East Youth Travellers Series at Ulley
© Fiona Spence