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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 Optimist World Championship 2020 postponed
Due to the Covid-19 emergency
Posted on 23 Mar
38th Garda Lake Meeting Optimist postponed
New date in June due to the global health emergency
Posted on 17 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia 2020 overall
Titles went down to the wire with lead changes in most of the fleets
Posted on 10 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia 2020 day 1
Fresh winds open the third edition of the event
Posted on 7 Mar
NeilPryde Sailing Team Riders announced for 2020
Representing a broad cross section across dinghy classes
Posted on 3 Mar
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham
Despite the appearance of daffodils, winter was still very much in control
Posted on 2 Mar
Tasmanian Optimist State Championship overall
Hobart sailor Adelaide O'Donoghue has clinched the title
Posted on 1 Mar
3rd OptiOrange Valencia preview
Optimist event is on track and ready to challenge its own records
Posted on 29 Feb
Tasmanian Optimist State Championship preview
So far the event has attracted nearly 50 entries
Posted on 27 Feb
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
Reduced turnout over the half-term break
Posted on 23 Feb
Optimist Worlds 2020 at Riva del Garda preview
Riva del Garda is getting ready to host a record-breaking edition
Posted on 19 Feb
3rd OptiOrange Valencia announces official partner
The organizers expect more than 430 young sailors from 23 nations to visit
Posted on 11 Feb
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
Some sailors better at helming with their feet than their hands
Posted on 9 Feb
IOCA Optimist training at South Staffordshire
The Sharks get ready to race
Posted on 28 Jan
Euromarina Optimist Trophy overall
Alessandro Cortese, Lisa Vucetti y Tim Lubat crowned champions
Posted on 27 Jan
Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 3
Rocco Wright & Lisa Vucetti lead into the last day in Torrevieja
Posted on 26 Jan
Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 1
Pablo Tejera and Lisa Vucetti are the first leaders in Torrevieja, Spain
Posted on 24 Jan
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham
One of the best days of the winter to be outside
Posted on 23 Jan
Just how hard can it be?
You've won multiple World Championships, and not just in the one class...
Posted on 19 Jan
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Spinnaker
Sailing, hot dogs and cake - what's not to like?!
Posted on 19 Jan
Optimist World Championship NOR is online
Almost six months to Garda
Posted on 18 Jan
Leigh & Lowton Junior Winter Regatta 2020
40 entries from right across the North of England & Wales
Posted on 13 Jan
2020 Monaco Optimist Team Race overall
Americans triumph ahead of Sweden and Monaco
Posted on 13 Jan
Nikos Sarkavazis 6th Trophy Documentary
The event has been included in the 2020 IODA Event Calendar
Posted on 10 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship overall
11-year-old Joel Beashel crowned 2020 Musto Australian Optimist Champion
Posted on 10 Jan
2020 Monaco Optimist Team Race starts tomorrow
80 sailors, 4 continents, 19 nations
Posted on 8 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship day 5
Classic conditions return to Melbourne for penultimate day
Posted on 8 Jan
International Optimist Regatta, Clinic & Team Race
Registration open for June event at St. Thomas YC in the Virgin Islands
Posted on 7 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship day 3
Challenging conditions as sailors are put to the test
Posted on 6 Jan
Musto Optimist Australian Championship day 2
Internationals put pressure on the locals as southerly buster hits
Posted on 5 Jan
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Optimist sailing at Oman Sail
© Oman Sail
38th edition of the Garda Lake Meeting Optimist postponed to June
© Mauro Melandri / Zerogradinord
Dee SC & West Kirby SC Combined Clubs Winter Series
© Frances Kadioglu
Optimists sailing at Queen Charlotte YC
© Queen Charlotte YC
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
OptiOrange Valencia 2020
© Denis Razumovich
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training 6 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training 6 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training 6 at Bosham
© Andy Kerr
Tasmanian International Optimist Charles Pavlides
© Jane Austin
Tasmanian International Optimist Green Fleet Regatta
© Jane Austin
Tasmanian International Optimist Green Fleet Regatta Race Committee
© Jane Austin
Tasmanian International Optimist State Championship Open and Intermediate Fleet
© Jane Austin
Tasmanian International Optimist Green Fleet Regatta
© Jane Austin
Tasmanian International Optimist Open and Intermediate Fleets
© Jane Austin