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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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Pull on lots of kicker, sit back, even further back
Posted on 8 Dec
2019 Sail Brisbane - Day 2 action-shots
A gallery of images from day 2 of 2019 Sail Brisbane
Posted on 8 Dec
2019 Sail Brisbane overall
Sail Brisbane regatta concluded today on the waters of Waterloo Bay
Posted on 8 Dec
2019 Sail Brisbane - Day 1 action-shots
Sail Brisbane day one images
Posted on 7 Dec
Simone Ricci to join the OptiOrange Valencia 2020
Triple world champion's coach pushes things one step further
Posted on 2 Dec
Youth and Junior Race Coaching at Weir Wood
Plus an evening with Jon Emmett
Posted on 26 Nov
JMST and RYA OnBoard partner up
Delighted sailors have been awarded exclusive use of a boat
Posted on 26 Nov
Optimist Cup Nikos Sarkavazis Trophy overall
Special glow at the prize giving ceremony in Greece
Posted on 25 Nov
Optimist training at Bosham
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training Session 2
Posted on 24 Nov
24 hour sail raises £8,250 for Children in Need
100 intrepid young sailors at the Salterns Sailathon
Posted on 20 Nov
Murrays Bay sailors top Opti North Islands
Just two points separated the top four sailors at a turbulent North Island Optimist Championships
Posted on 12 Nov
North Sails Weekly Debrief
A powerful collaboration, Save the date, Upwind groove, Outfit your crew
Posted on 9 Nov
Optimist training at Bosham
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training Session 1
Posted on 4 Nov
Leg 2 of the annual ASAF Youth Cup Series 2019-20
A 'not to be missed' event on the international youth dinghy scene
Posted on 3 Nov
2019 Rolex World Sailor of the Year
Marco Gradoni and Anne-Marie Rindom receive the awards
Posted on 30 Oct
A new look for the Optimist class
Optimist class signs three-year partnership with Musto Australasia
Posted on 30 Oct
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
Twelve plucky young sailors take to the water
Posted on 27 Oct
Entry open for Hong Kong Race Week 2020
The week has positioned itself amongst the best racing events in the world
Posted on 23 Oct
2019 Caribbean Dinghy Championships overall
15 races completed in a variety of conditions
Posted on 21 Oct
2019 Allianz Championship overall
End clause on the Allianz Championship, and what a thrill!
Posted on 20 Oct
2019 Allianz Championship day 3
Very nice wind conditions for this 3rd day of racing
Posted on 19 Oct
2019 Allianz Championship day 2
Four races run in light winds and blazing sunshine
Posted on 18 Oct
2019 Allianz Championship day 1
Windy conditions for the Optimist, RS Feva & 29er fleets
Posted on 17 Oct
News item on Discover Sailing Day this Sunday
A month of Discover Sailing Days at Victorian clubs kicks off
Posted on 16 Oct
One Design PROtect Tapes
A set of cut pieces tailored to your class
Posted on 10 Oct
THA takes team racing and individual titles
HKG first IODA medal
Posted on 7 Oct
2019 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship
Youth sailors applauded as the evebt concludes in Oman
Posted on 6 Oct
2019 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship day 2
Oman has put on a spectacular welcome for young sailors from 21 nations
Posted on 5 Oct
2019 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship day 1
Young racing sailors from 21 countries have taken to the water
Posted on 3 Oct
Oman welcomes sailors for international regatta
Oman puts on a spectacular welcome for young sailors
Posted on 3 Oct
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IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training Session 3 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training Session 3 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training Session 3 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
2019 Sail Brisbane - Day 1
© Mitch Pearson / Surf Sail Kite
2019 Sail Brisbane - Day 1
© Mitch Pearson / Surf Sail Kite
The Oppie and the warship. Phuket King's Cup 2019.
© Guy Nowell / Phuket King's Cup
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
Pieter Van den Bossche - OptiOrange Valencia 2019
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
ABC Southside Regatta 2019
© Panda Man / Takumi Photography
Festival of Sails - Junior sailors
© Salty Dingo
Youth and Junior Race Coaching at Weir Wood
© Christopher Hopkins
2019 Optimist Cup Nikos Sarkavazis Trophy at Nautical Club of Palaio Faliro
© Icarus Sports
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training Session 2 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training Session 2 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training Session 2 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
Members of the Lymington Lifeboat Crew arrive for their annual Optimist race - 24 hour Salterns Sailathon
© Tanya Baddeley
Members of the Lymington Lifeboat Crew arrive for their annual Optimist race - 24 hour Salterns Sailathon
© Tanya Baddeley
The Optimist Class will host its nationals at RYCV from 2-9 January this summer - Lipton Cup Regatta
© Damian Paull
2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
© Yachting New Zealand
2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
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2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
© Yachting New Zealand
2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
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2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
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Looking up a big Tasman roller - 2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
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2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
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2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
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2019 Optimist North Island Championships - New Plymouth YC - November 2019
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