Oppie at the Extreme

Optimist - Mar del Plata, Argentina

Over on the Rule69 blog, self-styled 'Hand-grenade journalist' Magnus Wheatley has been running a series on the virtues of the Topper vs Optimist, as a junior trainer.

As the proud father of 'Hurricane' Harry Wheatley, Magnus is already much involved in the future of his son and likely prospects on the Open circuit, but which first craft will give him that winning edge?

So, when not upsetting the ISAF, most of the Olympic classes, the ACM and anyone else who strays into his sights, Magnus has declared open season on the Toppers with some great Optimist images . . .

Check these shots out from the 'Semana del Mar' in Mar del Plata, Argentina of some Oppy dudes having it large on the awesome rollers! I defy Topper International or any Topper sailor to send me a better series of shots (magnus@rule69blog.com) ... In the Oppy versus Topper debate, so far the Oppy is ahead by a country mile! . . . Many thanks to Alejandro Capizzano for sending them in and thanks to Matias Capizzano for taking the shots

The Matias Capizzano website is http://www.capizzano.com where there are lots of fabulous images.

Optimist - Mar del Plata, Argentina

Optimist - Mar del Plata, Argentina