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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 IOCA Optimist training at South Staffordshire
The Sharks get ready to race
Posted on 28 Jan
Euromarina Optimist Trophy overall
Alessandro Cortese, Lisa Vucetti y Tim Lubat crowned champions
Posted on 27 Jan
Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 3
Rocco Wright & Lisa Vucetti lead into the last day in Torrevieja
Posted on 26 Jan
Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 1
Pablo Tejera and Lisa Vucetti are the first leaders in Torrevieja, Spain
Posted on 24 Jan
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham
One of the best days of the winter to be outside
Posted on 23 Jan
Just how hard can it be?
You've won multiple World Championships, and not just in the one class...
Posted on 19 Jan
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
Sailing, hot dogs and cake - what's not to like?!
Posted on 19 Jan
Optimist World Championship NOR is online
Almost six months to Garda
Posted on 18 Jan
Leigh & Lowton Junior Winter Regatta 2020
40 entries from right across the North of England & Wales
Posted on 13 Jan
2020 Monaco Optimist Team Race overall
Americans triumph ahead of Sweden and Monaco
Posted on 13 Jan
Nikos Sarkavazis 6th Trophy Documentary
The event has been included in the 2020 IODA Event Calendar
Posted on 10 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship overall
11-year-old Joel Beashel crowned 2020 Musto Australian Optimist Champion
Posted on 10 Jan
2020 Monaco Optimist Team Race starts tomorrow
80 sailors, 4 continents, 19 nations
Posted on 8 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship day 5
Classic conditions return to Melbourne for penultimate day
Posted on 8 Jan
International Optimist Regatta, Clinic & Team Race
Registration open for June event at St. Thomas YC in the Virgin Islands
Posted on 7 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship day 3
Challenging conditions as sailors are put to the test
Posted on 6 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship day 2
Internationals put pressure on the locals as southerly buster hits
Posted on 5 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Champs invitational race
Light and fickle conditions in the Melbourne haze
Posted on 5 Jan
Leigh & Lowton New Year's Day Pursuit 2020
Very light and fickle forecast doesn't stop over 40 competitors
Posted on 4 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship day 1
This year's event has attracted hot competition from around the world
Posted on 2 Jan
Mapfre Middlesea Euromed Regatta overall
Four days of intensive sailing draw to a close
Posted on 23 Dec 2019
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
Keen young sailors out with coaches Andy Kerr and Chay Taylor
Posted on 21 Dec 2019
Optimist training event 3 at Bosham
Pull on lots of kicker, sit back, even further back
Posted on 8 Dec 2019
2019 Sail Brisbane - Day 2 action-shots
A gallery of images from day 2 of 2019 Sail Brisbane
Posted on 8 Dec 2019
2019 Sail Brisbane overall
Sail Brisbane regatta concluded today on the waters of Waterloo Bay
Posted on 8 Dec 2019
2019 Sail Brisbane - Day 1 action-shots
Sail Brisbane day one images
Posted on 7 Dec 2019
Simone Ricci to join the OptiOrange Valencia 2020
Triple world champion's coach pushes things one step further
Posted on 2 Dec 2019
Youth and Junior Race Coaching at Weir Wood
Plus an evening with Jon Emmett
Posted on 26 Nov 2019
JMST and RYA OnBoard partner up
Delighted sailors have been awarded exclusive use of a boat
Posted on 26 Nov 2019
Optimist Cup Nikos Sarkavazis Trophy overall
Special glow at the prize giving ceremony in Greece
Posted on 25 Nov 2019
Links
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Optimist UK Nationals Attendance
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IOCA Optimist training at South Staffordshire
© Debbie Smith
IOCA Optimist training at South Staffordshire
© Debbie Smith
IOCA Optimist training at South Staffordshire
© Debbie Smith
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy
© Pep Portas-RCN Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 1
© Real Club Náutico de Torrevieja
2020 Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 1
© Real Club Náutico de Torrevieja
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham
© Chay Taylor
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham
© Chay Taylor
Joel Beashel does a flip into the water to celebrate winning the Australian Optimist Championship, as his father, Adam, watches on (and films it).
© Photo supplied
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
© Roger Cerrato
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
© Roger Cerrato
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
© Roger Cerrato
Optimist World Championship fleet
© optirivaworld.it
Leigh & Lowton Junior Winter Regatta
© Gerard van den Hoek
2020 Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Yacht Club de Monaco
2020 Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Yacht Club de Monaco
2020 Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Yacht Club de Monaco
2020 Monaco Optimist Team Race
© Yacht Club de Monaco
Regatta winner Joel Beashel celebrates his win with a flip into the water as his coach watches on - 2020 Musto Optimist Australian and Open Championship
© Peter Withiel
Riley Cantwell finished 20th overall - 2020 Musto Optimist Australian and Open Championship
© Peter Withiel
South Australian Charlie Piro leads a group around the bottom mark - 2020 Musto Optimist Australian and Open Championship
© Peter Withiel