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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 Sail Canada 2024 Sail West Championships Preview
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club to host the competition this weekend
Posted on 17 Jun
31st International Optimist Regatta
USA's Montagu wins after a stunning week of sailing in St. Thomas
Posted on 17 Jun
Youth Race Week at Hayling Island preview
Enter now for a thrilling event tailored for young sailors of all skill levels
Posted on 15 Jun
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling
A new experimental fleet ended up being oversubscribed!
Posted on 14 Jun
2024 TOTE Team Racing Championships
Team PUR 1 wins, 104 junior sailors ready to sail in 31st International Optimist Regatta
Posted on 14 Jun
31st International Optimist Regatta kicks off
A combination of instruction, team, and fleet racing for beginners and advanced sailors alike
Posted on 9 Jun
Optimist Team Racing Championship at Oxford
Two days of sunshine and ideal team racing winds
Posted on 4 Jun
East Anglian Maritime Awards
Blackwater Sailing Club's Charlie Dixon and Callum Marshall shine
Posted on 17 May
P&B Northamptonshire Youth Series at Middle Nene
Galley team laid on such a spread it took several trestle tables to display
Posted on 15 May
Register for 31st International Optimist Regatta
Want to tune up for the North American Championships in Puerto Rico in July?
Posted on 27 Apr
The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy preview
A sustainable regatta that will see sailing boats take to the Atlantic coast of Portugal
Posted on 24 Apr
Optimist Brits abroad
It's an exciting time to be an junior sailor
Posted on 12 Apr
Gill Optimist Spring Championships at Draycote
A thrilling display of competitive sailing featuring three fleets
Posted on 1 Apr
Matteo Barker wins Toyota Opti Nationals in Picton
Matteo Barker is the 2024 NZ Optimist Champion in the just concluded Toyota NZ Nationals
Posted on 31 Mar
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia overall
Strong winds result in no racing on the final day
Posted on 3 Mar
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 3
Greeks Panagopoulos and Makri lead into the final day
Posted on 2 Mar
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 2
Qualifying series codes with Greek Panagopoulos leading overall
Posted on 1 Mar
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 1
Maria Anna Makri and Mehmet Erkut Budak emerge as first leaders
Posted on 29 Feb
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia registrations close
528 sailors representing 29 countries are set for racing
Posted on 28 Feb
Optiorange 2024 Preview
530 Optimists from 29 countries coming to Valencia
Posted on 27 Feb
34th Palamós Optimist Trophy overall
Iker Múgica (CN Cambrils) lifts the trophy
Posted on 18 Feb
34th Palamós Optimist Trophy day 3
Domingo and Múgica leading the pack
Posted on 18 Feb
34th Palamós Optimist Trophy day 2
Discard kicks in, and initial leader plummets to 33rd overall
Posted on 17 Feb
34th Palamós Optimist Trophy day 1
Four Spanish sailors among the top five out of 550 participants
Posted on 16 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week overall
Misty morning gives way for a fantastic day of racing
Posted on 4 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week day 3
Three classes opted for three different racing areas
Posted on 3 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week day 2
The AP flag was hoisted in the morning but sailors only had to wait ashore for half an hour
Posted on 2 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week day 1
It was a slow start at the Middle Island Water Sports Training Centre
Posted on 1 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week kicks off
A cracking opening ceremony today
Posted on 31 Jan
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week Preview
270 sailors will take to the water to compete
Posted on 29 Jan
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31st International Optimist Regatta - Overall and Red Fleet Winner, Alexander Montagu, USA
© Matias Capizzano
31st International Optimist Regatta - The USA's Levi Hibbs, Green Fleet Winner
© Matias Capizzano
31st International Optimist Regatta - The USA's Francisco Don, second from left, is the White Fleet Winner
© Matias Capizzano
31st International Optimist Regatta - Top Female Sailor, USVI's Avery Pearsall
© Matias Capizzano
31st International Optimist Regatta - Puerto Rico's Diego Delgado, Blue Fleet Winner
© Matias Capizzano
Youth Race Week at Hayling Island
© Peter Hickson
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
Magic Marine Optimist open meeting at Hayling Island
© Dave Dobrijevic / Capture the Stoke
31st International Optimist Regatta - PUR 1 Team Race Winners (l-r) Lucas Christiansen, Rafael Vazquez, Isabel Rivera Fernandez, Julian Rivera Fernandez
© Matias Capizzano