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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 Register for 26th International Optimist Regatta
Deadline for charters is May 20
Posted on 19 May
Bartley Junior Regatta
30 boats from the local clubs take part
Posted on 14 May
Scottish Optimists at Bardowie Loch
Lots of messing around and great bacon rolls!
Posted on 14 May
Register for USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival
To be held from Pensacola Yacht Club at the end of June
Posted on 12 May
GBR Optimist Team Selection Trials at the WPNSA
Very little wind and a big effort from the race management team
Posted on 10 May
Eric Twiname Junior Championships overall
Winners crowned at Rutland
Posted on 7 May
Eric Twiname Junior Championships day 2
Light winds test the sailors at Rutland
Posted on 6 May
Eric Twiname Junior Championships day 1
Fun in the sun at Rutland Water
Posted on 5 May
GBR Optimist Team Selection Trials this weekend
At the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Posted on 2 May
British stars set for Eric Twiname Junior Champs
More than 280 of most promising young sailors will come together for a Bank Holiday battle
Posted on 2 May
Thai Optimist Champion crowned
At the Top of the Gulf Regatta
Posted on 2 May
Top of the Gulf Regatta day 4
THA72 finished their regatta with two wins
Posted on 1 May
Optimists at Chichester
A record attendance of almost 80 young sailors
Posted on 1 May
Top of the Gulf Regatta day 3
A hard day at the office
Posted on 30 Apr
Optimist Coaching at Draycote Water
Optimise your Optimist skills ahead of the major championships!
Posted on 24 Apr
IOCA (South) Regatta Fleet Training at Warsash
Sailors busy with a mixture of drills
Posted on 14 Apr
Musto South Australian Optimist States preview
Strong winds forecast as 52-strong fleet raring to go
Posted on 13 Apr
Optimist Easter Egg at Grafham Water
A relaxed start time on Friday and egg hunt on Saturday
Posted on 10 Apr
Hillarys Easter Coaching Regatta
A resounding success with 64 boats sailing
Posted on 10 Apr
Optimist Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Holland
70 hardy British sailors travel to Braassemermeer
Posted on 6 Apr
Australia dominates Toyota NZ Optie Nationals
Australian sailors have won the Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals sailed in Picton
Posted on 3 Apr
NZ Optis: Australia tops the points table on Day 3
Today saw Fletcher Walters from Australia sail himself to first place. Followed closely by two Kiwis
Posted on 2 Apr
36th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting overall
Breaking the overall record of 1374 participants
Posted on 2 Apr
Light winds plague Day 2 of Toyota Optimist Nats
Light winds played havoc with the race schedule on Day 2 of the Toyoya NZ National Optimists
Posted on 1 Apr
36th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 3
Rain holds back the wind for a while
Posted on 1 Apr
NZ Optimist Nats: Top two skippers equal on points
The Opening Day of fleet racing in the 2018 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals got underway on Saturday
Posted on 1 Apr
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals previewed
On Thursday night the 2018 Toyota Optimist Nationals was officially opened
Posted on 31 Mar
Big turnout for Opti Nationals Parade
Last night the 2018 Toyota Optimist Nationals was officially opened.
Posted on 31 Mar
36th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 2
Milder and sunnier for the 1,400 sailors
Posted on 31 Mar
Deadline extended for Optimist Team Race Nationals
Change is good: New Optimist Team Race Championship entry deadline set
Posted on 30 Mar
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Fleet in action - International Optimist Regatta
© Dean Barnes
Scottish Optimist Travellers at Clyde Cruising Club, Bardowie
© B Docherty
Scottish Optimist Travellers at Clyde Cruising Club, Bardowie
© B Docherty
Scottish Optimist Travellers at Clyde Cruising Club, Bardowie
© B Docherty
Scottish Optimist Travellers at Clyde Cruising Club, Bardowie
© B Docherty
Scottish Optimist Travellers at Clyde Cruising Club, Bardowie
© B Docherty
The USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival at Pensacola Yacht Club June 29-July1 offers racing in Laser classes, Club 420's and International Optimist Dinghies
© Talbot Wilson
Will Pank wins the Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA for the second year running
© IOCA UK
The GBR Worlds Optimist team will be heading to Cyprus
© IOCA UK
GBR team selected to compete at Optimist Europeans in Holland
© IOCA UK
Development Team for the US Optimist Nationals
© IOCA UK
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Optimist Selection Trials at the WPNSA
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Light winds for the Eric Twiname Junior Championships
© Nick Dempsey / RYA