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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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Craftinsure 2023 LEADERBOARD
Show news East Anglian Maritime Awards
Blackwater Sailing Club's Charlie Dixon and Callum Marshall shine
Posted on 17 May
P&B Northamptonshire Youth Series at Middle Nene
Galley team laid on such a spread it took several trestle tables to display
Posted on 15 May
Register for 31st International Optimist Regatta
Want to tune up for the North American Championships in Puerto Rico in July?
Posted on 27 Apr
The Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy preview
A sustainable regatta that will see sailing boats take to the Atlantic coast of Portugal
Posted on 24 Apr
Optimist Brits abroad
It's an exciting time to be an junior sailor
Posted on 12 Apr
Gill Optimist Spring Championships at Draycote
A thrilling display of competitive sailing featuring three fleets
Posted on 1 Apr
Matteo Barker wins Toyota Opti Nationals in Picton
Matteo Barker is the 2024 NZ Optimist Champion in the just concluded Toyota NZ Nationals
Posted on 31 Mar
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia overall
Strong winds result in no racing on the final day
Posted on 3 Mar
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 3
Greeks Panagopoulos and Makri lead into the final day
Posted on 2 Mar
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 2
Qualifying series codes with Greek Panagopoulos leading overall
Posted on 1 Mar
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 1
Maria Anna Makri and Mehmet Erkut Budak emerge as first leaders
Posted on 29 Feb
Optiorange 2024 at Valencia registrations close
528 sailors representing 29 countries are set for racing
Posted on 28 Feb
Optiorange 2024 Preview
530 Optimists from 29 countries coming to Valencia
Posted on 27 Feb
34th Palamós Optimist Trophy overall
Iker Múgica (CN Cambrils) lifts the trophy
Posted on 18 Feb
34th Palamós Optimist Trophy day 3
Domingo and Múgica leading the pack
Posted on 18 Feb
34th Palamós Optimist Trophy day 2
Discard kicks in, and initial leader plummets to 33rd overall
Posted on 17 Feb
34th Palamós Optimist Trophy day 1
Four Spanish sailors among the top five out of 550 participants
Posted on 16 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week overall
Misty morning gives way for a fantastic day of racing
Posted on 4 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week day 3
Three classes opted for three different racing areas
Posted on 3 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week day 2
The AP flag was hoisted in the morning but sailors only had to wait ashore for half an hour
Posted on 2 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week day 1
It was a slow start at the Middle Island Water Sports Training Centre
Posted on 1 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week kicks off
A cracking opening ceremony today
Posted on 31 Jan
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week Preview
270 sailors will take to the water to compete
Posted on 29 Jan
XVl Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja overall
Iker Múgica and Olha Lubianska crowned winners
Posted on 28 Jan
XVl Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja Day 3
Final series participants decided for the 427 young sailors
Posted on 27 Jan
XVl Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja Day 2
The wind continues to condition the regatta program
Posted on 26 Jan
XVl Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja Day 1
A very long and complicated day for the race committee
Posted on 25 Jan
St Vincent and the Grenadines Nationals
A display of great skill and competitive spirit in Calliaqua Bay
Posted on 7 Jan
International Optimist Regatta update
Registration opens January 1, 2024
Posted on 20 Dec 2023
Lusitania Christmas Race at Clube Naval de Cascais
Over 200 sailors from 26 different clubs took part
Posted on 7 Dec 2023
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Photos

Show photos from

Hill Head Sailing Club Open Day
© Lotte Johnson / www.lottejohnson.com
Northwest Youth Racing Circuit
© John Beaver
Northwest Youth Racing Circuit
© The Sailing Foundation
Optimists in front of the clubhouse during Royal Lymington Yacht Club Youth Week
© Lucy Samuels
NEYYSA Youth & Junior Open at Ripon
© Lucy Priest
Optimist training - April 2024 - Wakatere BC
© Richard Gladwell - Sail-World.com/nz
Optimist training - April 2024, Wakatere BC
© Richard Gladwell - Sail-World.com/nz
Optis lined up on the STYC beach for the 2023 TOTE Clinic
© Matias Capizzano
STYC's Will Zimmerman, Blue Fleet Winner at 2023 IOR
© Dean Barnes
3rd Nick Cousins Memorial Spring Regatta Class 9 - Optimists - close finish!
© Bill Harris
Marinas24 to welcome big Kiwi contingent!
© New Zealand Marina Operators Association
OptiSprings at Port Zelande, The Netherlands
© Sandy Ramus
Magic Marine Easter Regatta at Braassemermeer, The Netherlands
© Fanny Rogers
Magic Marine Easter Regatta at Braassemermeer, The Netherlands
© Fanny Rogers
Magic Marine Easter Regatta at Braassemermeer, The Netherlands
© Fanny Rogers
OptiSprings at Port Zelande, The Netherlands
© Sandy Ramus
Magic Marine Easter Regatta at Braassemermeer, The Netherlands
© Fanny Rogers
Magic Marine Easter Regatta at Braassemermeer, The Netherlands
© Fanny Rogers
Magic Marine Easter Regatta at Braassemermeer, The Netherlands
© Fanny Rogers
Magic Marine Easter Regatta at Braassemermeer, The Netherlands
© Fanny Rogers
OptiSprings at Port Zelande, The Netherlands
© klanten.nytevision.be/2024optispring/
OptiSprings at Port Zelande, The Netherlands - Prize Giving
© Sandy Ramus
OptiSprings at Port Zelande, The Netherlands - Prize Giving
© Sandy Ramus
OptiSprings at Port Zelande, The Netherlands
© klanten.nytevision.be/2024optispring/
GBR Optimist sailors at the 42 degrees Lake Garda Meeting
© Adam Gosling
GBR Optimist sailors at the 42 degrees Lake Garda Meeting
© Adam Gosling
GBR Optimist sailors at the 42 degrees Lake Garda Meeting
© Adam Gosling
GBR Optimist sailors at the 42 degrees Lake Garda Meeting
© Adam Gosling
GBR Optimist sailors at the 42 degrees Lake Garda Meeting
© Adam Gosling
GBR Optimist sailors at the 42 degrees Lake Garda Meeting
© Adam Gosling
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