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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 Chichester Optimist Open
Skies brighten just in time for racing
Posted on 2 May
Toyota Optimist Nationals: Leech and Clinton win
Tessa Clinton is halfway to her goal of being the most successful Kiwi girl ever at the Opti Nats
Posted on 7 Apr
Hamble Warming Pan at Easter - two days of fun!
A total fleet of 84 locally based boats attracted by good weather
Posted on 6 Apr
2021 Toyota Optimist Nats - Will Leech dominates
Will Leech (13yrs) dominated the 2021 Toyota Optimist Championships sailed at Maraetai Sailing Club
Posted on 6 Apr
Victorian Optimist States a huge success
Aidan Simmons holds off Ben Crafoord to win the title
Posted on 30 Mar
Surprise visitor at Toyota Optimist Nationals
A special guest will make an appearance during next weekend's Toyota Optimist Nationals at Maretai
Posted on 28 Mar
Optimist set for Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
A once-in-a-lifetime experience this June
Posted on 27 Mar
Marlow Ropes UK Youth Ambassador Programme
Have you got what it takes?
Posted on 23 Mar
Hamble Warming Pan at Easter
Junior dinghy classes on Saturday, 59th 'open' on Sunday
Posted on 18 Mar
Future Cup at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club
It celebrates what is still to come
Posted on 16 Mar
Lake Garda Meeting Optimist 2021 edition postponed
"We want it to remain a sailing festival"
Posted on 14 Mar
Bahamas Optimist National Championship
The Championship fleet battled it out until the final seconds of the very last race
Posted on 6 Mar
Victorian Youth Champs set for April
Victoria's most talented youth sailors will descend on the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
Posted on 19 Feb
2021 Admiral's Cup at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club
69 Optimist sailors compete in Pattaya, Thailand
Posted on 18 Feb
Riva del Garda, Italy to host 2021 Optimist Worlds
Another year of great youth sailing is about to begin
Posted on 16 Feb
Craftinsure continue support of Irish Optimists
Keen to help young sailors back on the water
Posted on 16 Feb
Australia Day at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
Special guest appearance by Alistair Murray and Malcolm Page
Posted on 6 Feb
Christian Brewer reflects on the America's Cup
'Great oaks from little acorns grow'
Posted on 5 Feb
2021 Eric Twiname Junior Championships postponed
Now considering the option of the weekend of July 10 and 11
Posted on 26 Jan
International Optimist Regatta registration open
The 2021 St. Thomas Yacht Club event can only accept a maximum of 125 sailors
Posted on 18 Jan
Optimist Western Australian State Championship
Held during the Goolugatup Sailing Carnival
Posted on 12 Jan
Optimist year-end sail at King George
Final coaching session held on a grey cool morning
Posted on 30 Dec 2020
St. Thomas Yacht Club announces 2021 schedule
Competitive and COVID-safe yacht racing returns in a new normal way
Posted on 19 Dec 2020
Entries open for Banjo's Shoreline Crown Series
The popular Tasmanian regatta at Bellerive Yacht Club
Posted on 15 Dec 2020
Millfield Prep siblings on pathway to success
In RYA Regional Training Group and SW Regional Optimists Squad
Posted on 11 Dec 2020
OptiOrange Valencia NoR published
Fourth edition set for March 2021 and entries are open
Posted on 8 Dec 2020
Optimist Winter Training at Bosham
Back out on the water after two false starts
Posted on 7 Dec 2020
OnBoard sailors get new boat boost
Ten youngsters from across the UK have been handed a huge boost
Posted on 27 Nov 2020
Open Dinghy Regatta 2020 at Hebe Haven YC
The event was a great success with more than 150 boats
Posted on 5 Nov 2020
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Showdown Regatta
The sailing gods deliver magnificent sailing conditions
Posted on 1 Nov 2020
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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Chichester Yacht Club Optimist Open
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A chilly day for Derbyshire Youth Sailing's first event of 2021 at Combs SC
© Darren Clarke
trysailing during SailFest Newcastle Regatta
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Toyota Optimist National Championships - Maraetai Sailing Club - April 2021
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Neilsen Meacham - Toyota Optimist National Championships - Maraetai Sailing Club - April 2021
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Tessa Clinton - Toyota Optimist National Championships - Maraetai Sailing Club - April 2021
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Toyota Optimist National Championships - Maraetai Sailing Club - April 2021
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2021 Hamble Warming Pan
© Mike Foster
Will Leech - Open Champion - 2021 Toyota Optimist Championships - Maretai - April 2021
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Matteo Barker - White Fleet Champion - 2021 Toyota Optimist Championships - Maretai - April 2021
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Will Leech - Open Champion - 2021 Toyota Optimist Championships - Maretai - April 2021
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Commodore Jason Morgan with David Duff from Doyle Sails and young sailors from the Akarana Sailing Academy
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RAYC Commodore Jason Morgan with David Duff from Doyle Sails
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A big fleet of Optimists competed in the event - Victorian Optimist States 2021
© Damian Paull
It was close racing during the Victorian Optimist States
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Boats racking up at the start line of the Victorian Optimist States
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Aidan Simmons leading the fleet in the Victorian Optimist States earlier this month
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Dmitry Sorokin and Ben Crafoord enter a tacking duel - Victorian Optimist States 2021
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Head coach Lydia Grasberger
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