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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 Team USA Worlds wins TOTE Maritime Team Race
114 junior sailors ready to set sail in 27th International Optimist Regatta
Posted on 14 Jun
Optimists at Bosham
With prizes for the most polite sailors
Posted on 11 Jun
60th Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championships
A two-day training camp and then one important race
Posted on 11 Jun
IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
24 sailors take part at West Kirby Sailing Club
Posted on 11 Jun
27th International Optimist Regatta
A near-record 114 sailors from five continents will race
Posted on 10 Jun
Optimists at Royal Lymington
Both the Worlds and European GBR teams were there to train
Posted on 6 Jun
NoR published for Caribbean Dinghy Championships
The CDC review committee has worked hard to keep the best of the existing event format
Posted on 5 Jun
Sailingfast Scottish Optimist Travellers at Largs
Counting as the Scottish Championships, for Toppers too
Posted on 3 Jun
Like we did not see that coming...
You know we had always said that the pool just did not look like being big enough
Posted on 2 Jun
Zhik News: June - Supergrip boot, Scholarships
Zhik News for June 1: New SuperGrip Split Toe boot..Introducing Hydromerino.. ANZ Scholarships
Posted on 31 May
Laser & 420 Clinics at PYC Junior Olympic Festival
Opti and 29er clinics offered as well by Ian Lineberger
Posted on 30 May
GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week preview
New for this year is a Coached Regatta Fleet
Posted on 26 May
IOCA South East Optimist Travellers at Weir Wood
Spotting the clouds to win
Posted on 17 May
Rooster Optimist Southern Travellers at Chichester
It was hard work up the beats for 48 competitors
Posted on 15 May
17th RenRe Junior Gold Cup
New Zealander George Lee Rush wins at his second attempt
Posted on 13 May
Allen Academy Optimist
This year's lucky recipient has been selected
Posted on 13 May
GBR Optimist Selection Trials at Weymouth
All 12 races icompleted, with a mix of great sailing conditions
Posted on 9 May
17th RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup preview
Bermudians take on world's elite youth in Optimist dinghies on the Great Sound
Posted on 9 May
RLymYC top results
At the International Optimist Selection Trials in Weymouth
Posted on 8 May
Register for International Optimist Regatta
One week left for the early entry discount!
Posted on 7 May
Eric Twiname Junior Championships winners crowned
Rutland Sailing Club plays host to over 330 junior racers
Posted on 7 May
Top of the Gulf Regatta overall
Strong final day closes out successful 2019 edition
Posted on 5 May
Top of the Gulf Regatta day 4
Patience is the name of the game
Posted on 4 May
New Optimist Flotilla in London
At King George Sailing Club on Sunday mornings
Posted on 3 May
Young sailors head for Eric Twiname Junior Champs
More than 330 of Britain's most promising young sailors will come together this weekend
Posted on 3 May
Top of the Gulf Regatta day 3
Good winds deliver a busy day
Posted on 3 May
USODA expands Optimist Development Team Program
A focus on growing the number of sailors participating
Posted on 28 Apr
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Helix delivers for Scallywag, Caribbean success in St Barth, Optimist support at Lake Garda
Posted on 27 Apr
Optimists at the Grafham Easter Egg Youth Regatta
41 keen young sailors compete in gloriously sunny weather
Posted on 26 Apr
NeilPryde Sailing Young Guns 2019 line-up
Two seasoned sailors transition to doublehanders and a couple of new faces
Posted on 25 Apr
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Optimist UK Nationals Attendance
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Optimist open meeting at Bosham
© Dave Dobrijevic / www.dynamicsails.com
Optimist open meeting at Bosham
© Dave Dobrijevic / www.dynamicsails.com
Optimist open meeting at Bosham
© Dave Dobrijevic / www.dynamicsails.com
Optimist open meeting at Bosham
© Dave Dobrijevic / www.dynamicsails.com
Optimist open meeting at Bosham
© Dave Dobrijevic / www.dynamicsails.com
Optimist open meeting at Bosham
© Dave Dobrijevic / www.dynamicsails.com
Optimist open meeting at Bosham
© Dave Dobrijevic / www.dynamicsails.com
Umpire Award winner in the IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
© IOCA (UK)
West Kirby Whirlwind win the IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
© IOCA (UK)
IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
© IOCA (UK)
Sportsmanship winner in the IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
© IOCA (UK)
IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
© IOCA (UK)
IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
© IOCA (UK)
IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
© IOCA (UK)
Cillian Dyne, second Under 13 at the Notts County Junior Open
© David Eberlin
Berthon Marina Optimist open meeting at Royal Lymington
© Valeria Sesto / Lifeinmotion
Berthon Marina Optimist open meeting at Royal Lymington
© Valeria Sesto / Lifeinmotion
Berthon Marina Optimist open meeting at Royal Lymington
© Valeria Sesto / Lifeinmotion
Berthon Marina Optimist open meeting at Royal Lymington
© Vicky Leen
Berthon Marina Optimist open meeting at Royal Lymington
© Vicky Leen
Berthon Marina Optimist open meeting at Royal Lymington
© Vicky Leen
Berthon Marina Optimist open meeting at Royal Lymington
© Vicky Leen
Derwent North East Youth Travellers regatta
© Dave Saunders
Sailingfast Scottish Optimist Traveller Series at Largs
© Brendan Docherty
Sailingfast Scottish Optimist Traveller Series at Largs
© Brendan Docherty
Sailingfast Scottish Optimist Traveller Series at Largs
© Brendan Docherty
Zara Marks wins the first two races in the Centreboard Winter Series
© Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Fun in the Optimist race during the Notts County Spring Regatta
© David Eberlin
Toyota National Optimist Championships, Murrays Bay SC, April 2019
© Richard Gladwell
Toyota National Optimist Championships, Murrays Bay SC, April 2019
© Richard Gladwell