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Optimist

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 Chichester Harbour Race Week preview
Last year saw 383 boats crewed by almost 600 sailors from 65 clubs
Posted on 28 Jun
2022 Optimist d'Argento Trophy overall
Ginevra Rovaglia and Lorenzo Ghirotti category winners
Posted on 25 Jun
2022 Optimist d'Argento Trophy preview
Over 250 children from 13 nations set to compete on Lake Garda
Posted on 22 Jun
Beck Brill wins International Optimist Regatta
Good starts, consistent finishes, and having fun in St. Thomas
Posted on 20 Jun
Team CRYC Spectra wins TOTE Team Racing
94 junior sailors ready to sail in the 29th International Optimist Regatta
Posted on 17 Jun
First sustainable and recyclable Optimist launched
The ecoOptimist dinghy is the first recyclable sailing boat of the Optimist class
Posted on 16 Jun
Parkstone Yacht Club Optimist Open
Incorporating the IOCA South West Regional Championship 2022
Posted on 15 Jun
29th International Optimist Regatta kicks off
The biggest annual little-boat regatta in the Caribbean
Posted on 13 Jun
RLymYC Junior Sailors shine
At the Lymington Optimist Open
Posted on 8 Jun
NE & Yorkshire Youth Travellers at Covenham
ILCA 6s battle it out like jet fighters from the movie Top Gun
Posted on 2 Jun
Founders Trophy to honor top female sailors
New perpetual trophy to be introduced at International Optimist Regatta
Posted on 31 May
Raffles Marina Optimist Regatta 2022 in Singapore
159 young sailors participate in the regatta
Posted on 29 May
Cambridgeshire Youth League at Grafham Water
27 young sailors from local clubs take part
Posted on 23 May
Optimist Early Summer Championships
A bumper fleet of 180 sailors at Hayling Island
Posted on 20 May
BYS Regional Junior Championships entries open
Taking place in June at various venues around the UK
Posted on 19 May
NEYYTS at Scaling Dam
Third round of the North East & Yorkshire Youth Travellers series
Posted on 17 May
UK Optimist Selection Trials 2022 at the WPNSA
A fleet of 80 keen young sailors sail over the May Bank holiday weekend
Posted on 16 May
Four days left for early entry discount
For the 2022 USVI's International Optimist Regatta
Posted on 12 May
Eric Twiname Junior Championships
More than 350 youngsters at Rutland
Posted on 4 May
Irish Sailing Youth Nationals 2022
World title holder tops ILCA 6 fleet
Posted on 24 Apr
Gill Easter Egg and Optimist Regatta at Grafham
Parents enjoy sunning themselves and eating ice creams on the bank
Posted on 19 Apr
40th edition Lake Garda Optimist Meeting
A return to exceptional numbers, with almost 1100 young sailors taking part
Posted on 19 Apr
Optimist & Starling Nats: Big moves on Final Day
Light, challenging conditions opened up the leaderboard on the final day of the Optimist & Starlings
Posted on 19 Apr
NZ Optimist & Starling Nationals: Tight at the top
Light winds have proved to be a challenge at the Optimist and Starling Nationals
Posted on 19 Apr
The Lake Garda Meeting Optimist Meeting
Over 1000 sailors from 35 nations are in Riva del Garda
Posted on 15 Apr
Optimist Sprit System Race Pack
Pre-spliced and race-ready
Posted on 14 Apr
Register for USVI's International Optimist Regatta
Only 20 spots are left! Plus, early entry registration is $275 through May 15; $300 after this date
Posted on 11 Apr
The ETs are back!
Entries open to much-loved junior regatta
Posted on 22 Feb
RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show Q&A
With Stephen Wright from the International Optimist Class Association - UK
Posted on 19 Feb
THA win at XIV Trofeo EuroMarina Regatta
Weka Bhanubandh THA victorious in 400-boat fleet
Posted on 12 Feb
Links
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Optimist UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Blackwater Sailing Club celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style
© Anna Lau
Optimist d'Argento Trophy
© Elena Giolai
Optimist d'Argento Trophy
© Elena Giolai
Optimist d'Argento Trophy
© Elena Giolai
Optimist d'Argento Trophy
© Elena Giolai
Optimist d'Argento Trophy
© Elena Giolai
Optimist d'Argento Trophy
© Elena Giolai
Optimist d'Argento Trophy
© Elena Giolai
Optimist d'Argento Trophy
© Elena Giolai
The USA's Beck Brill, winner of the 2022 International Optimist Regatta in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
© Matias Capizzano
The USA's Kayla Benesch, Top Female Sailor in the 2022 International Optimist Regatta in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
© Dean Barnes
Team CRYC Spectra wins the 2022 TOTE Team Racing Championships
© Matias Capizzano
Nearly 100 junior sailors are racing in the 2022 International Optimist Regatta
© Dean Barnes
EcoOpti
© nlcomp
EcoOpti
© nlcomp
EcoOpti at display
© Clean Sailors Crew
EcoOpti - Holly Manvell and Fabio Balgioni
© nlcomp
Main fleet start during the Parkstone Optimist Open
© Elaine Hakes
Regatta fleet launching during the Parkstone Optimist Open
© Elaine Hakes
Main fleet winners in the Parkstone Optimist Open
© Elaine Hakes
2021 IOR Winner Photo, USVI's Tanner Krygsveld, has aged out of the Optimist, but will be back to help young sailors this year
© Matias Capizzano
Optimists launch from the beach at the host St. Thomas Yacht Club in the 2021 IOR
© Dean Barnes
Lymington Optimist Open
© Adam Gosling
The Rogers brothers at the Lymington Optimist Open
© Adam Gosling
Lymington Optimist Open
© Adam Gosling
Dirk Rogers and Dad Nick Rogers at the Lymington Optimist Open
© Paul French
Main Fleet winner Archie with Nick Rogers at the Lymington Optimist Open
© Paul French
Sarah Ayton with the Regatta Fleet winners at the Lymington Optimist Open
© Paul French
Lymington Optimist Open winner Archie sailing and bailing
© Adam Gosling
Blue skies and fair winds, a great day to race - Raffles Marina Optimist Regatta 2022
© Raffles Marina