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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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1 Christian Ebbin (42kg) Optimax Optimax J-Sails DSK DSK Winner
4 Emily Mueller (42kg) BlackGold BlackGold J-Sails DSK DSK McLaughlin Boat Works
Show news Allianz Championship for 29er and Optimist day 1
Light winds for the first day of racing
Posted today at 11:54 am
All set for Allianz 29er and Optimist Championship
60 sailors have been training on the Sainte Mary bay since Sunday
Posted on 17 Oct
Saxton and Lewis reign supreme
At the 2018 Endeavour Trophy
Posted on 15 Oct
2018 Sail Sandy Regatta overall
Goss crowned champion boat as Sail Sandy 2018 comes to an end
Posted on 14 Oct
Saxton and Lewis annihilate Endeavour fleet
Four straight wins for reigning champions at opening day
Posted on 13 Oct
2018 Sail Sandy Regatta day 1
Testing early breeze but sea breeze saves the day
Posted on 13 Oct
Big winds arrive for Endeavour Trophy training day
League of legends prepare for battle at Burnham-on-Crouch
Posted on 12 Oct
More than 170 entries set for Sail Sandy Regatta
250 sailors descend on Sandringham Yacht Club this weekend
Posted on 11 Oct
BYS Welsh Regional Championships at Pembrokeshire
Tasmyn Green wins Optimist title
Posted on 7 Oct
Stakes are high for 2018 Endeavour glory
The best of the best head for Burnham on 12-14 October
Posted on 5 Oct
New Caledonia 29er & Optimist Championship preview
60 sailors are set to compete in Noumea
Posted on 3 Oct
Optimists at Helensburgh
During the RYA Regional Junior Championships
Posted on 2 Oct
NSW Youth Championship overall
Tight racing and big smiles conclude a mammoth event
Posted on 2 Oct
Blackwater sailors at Regional Junior Championship
A hardy bunch sail over the weekend at Grafham Water
Posted on 1 Oct
NSW Youth Championship day 2
Steady breeze brings on the action
Posted on 30 Sep
NSW Youth Championship day 1
Lake Macquarie was gifted picturesque conditions
Posted on 29 Sep
Ioannideia 2018 - The biggest event ever in Cyprus
The biggest event ever organized on the island, and perhaps the largest international event
Posted on 24 Sep
8th Belize Sailing Association Youth Nationals
Optimists and Lasers on the beautiful Caribbean Sea
Posted on 15 Sep
8th annual Matt Trophy preview
Free to enter this charity junior sailing race
Posted on 14 Sep
Scottish Optimists at Nairn
Including chariot racing, sand castle competitions and football
Posted on 13 Sep
Burghfield Optimist Summer Open
135 helms for Thames Valley Championship and Rooster Southern Traveller Series event
Posted on 11 Sep
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Winning the Melges 32, Love where you work, She did it again
Posted on 8 Sep
Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship
Poole YC host 180 sailors, one who wins with a broken arm
Posted on 7 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship overall
Italian Marco Gradoni wraps up an impressive victory
Posted on 6 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship day 7
Tough day of sailing on the second day of the final series
Posted on 5 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship day 6
Young sailors got their chance to start the fight for a place on the podium
Posted on 4 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship day 5
A great day of competition in Team Racing Finals
Posted on 3 Sep
From Mallorca Optis to Figaro star
We speak to #TeamCrewsaver's Alan Roberts
Posted on 3 Sep
Optimists at Annandale
Sibling rivalry in Scotland
Posted on 3 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship day 4
Half way point for the fleet racing in Ioannideia
Posted on 2 Sep
Links
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Optimist UK Nationals Attendance
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Optimist fleet - Allianz Championship - Day 1
© SRC Noumea Sailing
Optimist fleet - Allianz Championship - Day 1
© SRC Noumea Sailing
Southport Yacht Club opening launch of the Club's fourth facility, Oxenford Watersports Centre
© Bronwen Hemmings
Southport Yacht Club opening launch of the Club's fourth facility, Oxenford Watersports Centre
© Bronwen Hemmings
2018 Sail Sandy Regatta
© Chris Furey
Tasmyn Green wins the Optimist title at the BYS Welsh Regional Championships at Pembrokeshire YC
© Alex Brown
BYS Welsh Regional Championships at Pembrokeshire YC
© Alex Brown
James Gifford wins the Helensburgh Optimist Open
© Jo Gifford
Optimists during the Regional Junior Championships at Grafham Water
© Rob Haigh
Regional Junior Championships
© British Sailing Team
Regional Junior Championships
© British Sailing Team
Regional Junior Championships
© British Sailing Team
Optimist on day 2 of the NSW Youth Championship at Lake Macquarie
© Beau Outteridge
Optimists on day 1 of the NSW Youth Championship at Lake Macquarie
© Stephen Collopy
Regional Junior Championships
© British Sailing Team
Regional Junior Championships
© British Sailing Team
O-Pro is easily sailed two-up
© Mattie Mason
O-Pro is easily sailed two-up
© Mattie Mason
The additional power in the O-Pro rig is apparent in this shot
© O-Pro
O-Pro is easily sailed two-up
© Mattie Mason
O-Pro sailing in Denmark
© O-Pro
O-Pro's bow working hard to lift in a squall.
© Mattie Mason
O-Pro shows her sailing waterline
© Richard Gladwell
O-Pro bow has a lot of similarities to an IACC V5 used for the America's Cup in 2007
© Mattie Mason
Although devised full size with the use of fairling batterns, the waterline is almosy unaltered
© Richard Gladwell
William and Emma with their O-Pro's
© Richard Gladwell
O-Pro bow has a lot of similarities to an IACC V5 used for the America's Cup in 2007
© Mattie Mason
The boom height has been raised on the O-Pro
© Richard Gladwell
O-Pro bow kit in the foreground - the hull joint can just been seen in the background image
© Richard Gladwell
With a bigger sail area and diferent style of rig the O- Pro is more powerful than the Optimist
© Richard Gladwell