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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
Want to join the P&B/Winner Team?
Looking for the very best up and coming Optimist sailors
Posted on 1 Oct
Optimists at Dalgety Bay
SailingFast Scottish Traveller Series during RYA Scotland Youth & Junior Regional Championships
Posted on 29 Sep
HISC Youth Open Race Week
Almost 200 children take part at Hayling Island
Posted on 28 Sep
Optimist Midland Area Championship
Final traveller event in the Midland Optimist Series
Posted on 27 Sep
Robert Dunkley on the 2019 Opti North Americans
An interview with Robert Dunkley about the 2019 Optimist North American Championship
Posted on 25 Sep
2019 Welsh Regional Championships at Mumbles
Around 80 of the best up and coming sailors brave testing conditions
Posted on 25 Sep
RYA Midlands Youth Series Finale at Bartley
Day begins with a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday
Posted on 19 Sep
Young Welsh sailors to meet in Mumbles
Regional Youth Championships might find the next Hannah Mills
Posted on 16 Sep
SailingFast Scottish Optimists at Peterhead
A windy and drizzly start for round 2 of the series
Posted on 11 Sep
Sign up now for Allianz Championship
Optimist, RS Feva, 29er sailors invited to New Caledonia
Posted on 6 Sep
HRSC Centenary Challenge Trophy in Oppies
Penultimate event in the club's celebrations
Posted on 4 Sep
Entry open for OptiOrange Valencia 2020
The third season based around competition, fun and easy access
Posted on 2 Sep
Optimists at Loch Venachar
SailingFast Scottish Traveller Series continues
Posted on 27 Aug
Royal Lymington Junior Regatta
Many fully paid-up members of the 20+ knots Club
Posted on 19 Aug
Autumn Events at Shustoke Sailing Club
A busy few months of open events ahead
Posted on 18 Aug
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
340 sailors from 17 different countries take part
Posted on 5 Aug
Ora Cup Ora: 575 final participants
A new record of the event
Posted on 2 Aug
The Water Shed stocks Zhik Wet Weather gear
Zhik's well respected dinghy gear retailer The Water Shed expands its Zhik range
Posted on 1 Aug
GBR Optimist teams have a busy summer
Flying off to the Worlds, Europeans, and regattas in Estonia/Belgium
Posted on 24 Jul
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race
Youth competition and camarade at Long Beach Yacht Club
Posted on 21 Jul
North Sails Weekly Debrief
A week of World Champions
Posted on 20 Jul
Royal Lymington YC Junior Regatta preview
Building confidence is a key focus this August
Posted on 14 Jul
Optimist World Championship day 1
Team work and sportsmanship characterised the first day of lively team racing
Posted on 13 Jul
RYA NE Region Youth and Junior Travellers at Ripon
43 sailors compete in final event of the series
Posted on 12 Jul
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IODA Asian & Oceanian Champs 2019. THA and OMA celebrate a colosely-fought team racing final.
© IODA Media
IODA Asian & Oceanian Champs 2019. Jiulia Jacobsen (HKG) on the top step for the Girls' division
© IODA Media
IODA Asian & Oceanian Champs 2019: Julia Jacobsen and HKG team mates
© IODA Media
2019 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship
© Oman Sail
2019 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship in Oman - Day 1
© Oman Sail
IODA Asian and Oceanian Champs 2019
© Times of Oman
SailingFast Scottish Optimist Traveller at Dalgety Bay SC
© Marc Turner / www.pfmpictures.co.uk
Optimist Midland Area Championship at South Staffordshire
© Andy Hateley
Optimist Midland Area Championship at South Staffordshire
© Andy Hateley
Optimist Midland Area Championship at South Staffordshire
© Andy Hateley
2019 Welsh Regional Championships
© RYA Cymru-Wales
2019 Welsh Regional Championships
© RYA Cymru-Wales
Windward mark of Dinghy Race 2 - Bart's Bash Regatta 2019
© Fragrant Harbour
Theo Smith wins Under 12 category - RYA Midlands Youth Series Finale at Bartley
© Kerry Webb
British Youth Sailing Welsh Regional Championships
© RYA Cymru-Wales
British Youth Sailing Welsh Regional Championships
© RYA Cymru-Wales
Rory Gifford wins the SailingFast Scottish Optimist Traveller at Peterhead
© Antony Gifford
Blithfield SC Youth Regatta
© Tim Male
HRSC Centenary Challenge Trophy in Oppies
© Vicki Weston
HRSC Centenary Challenge Trophy in Oppies
© Vicki Weston
Henry Means during Oulton Week 2019
© Trish Barnes
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
SailingFast Scottish Optimist Travellers at Loch Venachar
© Brendan Docherty
SailingFast Scottish Optimist Travellers at Loch Venachar
© Brendan Docherty
Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Founders Day Sail Past
© Gill Pearson
Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Founders Day Sail Past
© Gill Pearson