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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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1 Christian Ebbin (42kg) Optimax Optimax J-Sails DSK DSK Winner
4 Emily Mueller (42kg) BlackGold BlackGold J-Sails DSK DSK McLaughlin Boat Works
Show news 8th Belize Sailing Association Youth Nationals
Optimists and Lasers on the beautiful Caribbean Sea
Posted on 15 Sep
8th annual Matt Trophy preview
Free to enter this charity junior sailing race
Posted on 14 Sep
Scottish Optimists at Nairn
Including chariot racing, sand castle competitions and football
Posted on 13 Sep
Burghfield Optimist Summer Open
135 helms for Thames Valley Championship and Rooster Southern Traveller Series event
Posted on 11 Sep
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Winning the Melges 32, Love where you work, She did it again
Posted on 8 Sep
Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship
Poole YC host 180 sailors, one who wins with a broken arm
Posted on 7 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship overall
Italian Marco Gradoni wraps up an impressive victory
Posted on 6 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship day 7
Tough day of sailing on the second day of the final series
Posted on 5 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship day 6
Young sailors got their chance to start the fight for a place on the podium
Posted on 4 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship day 5
A great day of competition in Team Racing Finals
Posted on 3 Sep
From Mallorca Optis to Figaro star
We speak to #TeamCrewsaver's Alan Roberts
Posted on 3 Sep
Optimists at Annandale
Sibling rivalry in Scotland
Posted on 3 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship day 4
Half way point for the fleet racing in Ioannideia
Posted on 2 Sep
2018 Optimist World Championship - Day 3
264 sailors spread across four fleets in Cyprus
Posted on 1 Sep
Stage set for finals at 2018 Optimist Worlds
At Famagusta Nautical Club in Cyprus
Posted on 1 Sep
Trophee Des Isles
Largest junior regatta in the Channel Islands
Posted on 30 Aug
Optimist Ora Cup in Lake Garda
23rd edition has become a classic of the summer
Posted on 29 Aug
Aldeburgh Yacht Club Junior & Youth Regatta
One of the last remaining week-long regattas of its kind
Posted on 24 Aug
Irish Optimist Nationals at Kinsale
Weather decides to throw everything at the competitors
Posted on 21 Aug
Blackwater Sailing Club Regatta and Club Week
110 boats compete in the eleven different classes
Posted on 21 Aug
Middle Harbour YC Youth Sailing Season preview
Gearing up for another busy season of youth sailing
Posted on 17 Aug
Finding the balance
Interview with P&B's Dave Wade
Posted on 14 Aug
Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals overall
Emily Mueller wins the title in her last ever Optimist event!
Posted on 13 Aug
Marlow Ropes inspire next generation
Rope-Show Education Workshops at the Volvo Gill Optimist Nationals
Posted on 10 Aug
Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals after day 3
Siblings top the leaderboard in Pwllheli
Posted on 9 Aug
Wroxham Week and Norfolk Broads YC Open Regatta
In like a lion and out like a lamb
Posted on 7 Aug
Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals underway
Sunshine and celebrations at Plas Heli
Posted on 6 Aug
IOCA South Pre-Nationals Training at Hamble
Fun and games for seventeen keen sailors
Posted on 28 Jul
IOCA South Pre-Nationals Training at Bosham
Over the hottest days of the year, combined with a magnificent thunderstorm
Posted on 28 Jul
German Optimist Championship at Lake Garda overall
An exciting final day with plenty of twists
Posted on 28 Jul
Links
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Optimist UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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Scottish Optimist Traveller at Nairn
© Alec Munro
George Stewart, winner of the handicap fleet during the Kielder Water Sailing Club September Open
© Judy Scullion
First down the ramp at Shoreham Sailing Club
© Jamie Wright
Burghfield Optimist Summer Open
© Alex Irwin / www.sportography.tv
2018/19 Rooster Optimist Southern Traveller Series
© Alex Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Burghfield Optimist Summer Open
© Alex Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Burnham SC Regatta 2018
© Alan Hanna
Santiago Sesto-Cosby wins Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship - with British Sailing Team's Sam Whaley and Volvo Car UK MD Jon Wakefield
© IOCA UK
Volvo Car UK managing director Jon Wakefield with Tabitha Davies, first girl overall, at the Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship
© IOCA UK
Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship briefing
© IOCA UK
Volvo Gill Optimist Late Summer Championship launching
© IOCA UK
Day 8 - 2018 Optimist World Championship
© Famagusta Nautical Club
Day 7 - 2018 Optimist World Championship
© Famagusta Nautical Club
Day 6 - 2018 Optimist World Championship
© Famagusta Nautical Club
Optimist World Championship - Day 5
© Famagusta Nautical Club
Optimist open meeting at Annandale
© Antony Gifford
2018 Optimist World Championship
© Matias Capizzano
Regatta junior dinghy start
© Simon Ropert
2018 Optimist World Championship
© Matias Capizzano
2018 Optimist World Championship
© Matias Capizzano
Launching for the Trophee des Isles 2018
© Sue Baudains
Jessica Haigh during the Optimist Nationals
© Rob Haigh
Christchurch Sailing Club Junior Week
© Richard Beasley & Steve Hayles
Irish Optimist Nationals at Kinsale
© Michele Kennelly
Irish Optimist Nationals at Kinsale
© Michele Kennelly
Green Fleet introductory racing programs get underway in September
© Middle Harbour Yacht Club
MHYC is an accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre
© Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Optimist/Ora Cup Ora Optimist in Lake Garda
© Emilio Santinelli
Optimist/Ora Cup Ora Optimist in Lake Garda
© Emilio Santinelli
Optimist/Ora Cup Ora Optimist in Lake Garda
© Emilio Santinelli