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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 OnBoard sailors get new boat boost
Ten youngsters from across the UK have been handed a huge boost
Posted on 27 Nov
Open Dinghy Regatta 2020 at Hebe Haven YC
The event was a great success with more than 150 boats
Posted on 5 Nov
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Showdown Regatta
The sailing gods deliver magnificent sailing conditions
Posted on 1 Nov
GBR Optimist Team at the European Championship
First British boy on the podium in 20 years
Posted on 27 Oct
Optimist Europeans is a great success
Despite challenges in Portorož, Slovenia
Posted on 25 Oct
Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia overall
Event called to an early end due to the region being red-listed
Posted on 24 Oct
Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia day 3
Qualifications completed, finals start Friday
Posted on 23 Oct
Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia day 2
Two races for all when the sea breeze fills in
Posted on 22 Oct
Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia day 1
Light winds and big shifts
Posted on 21 Oct
Optimist European Championship officially opened
269 sailors from 34 countries taking part in Portorož, Slovenia
Posted on 20 Oct
Regional Junior Championships conclude
The young racers were rewarded with blue skies and a brisk wind
Posted on 28 Sep
Hamble River Sailing Club Optimist Open
A range of events for 58 younger sailors
Posted on 24 Sep
Royal Lymington Yacht Club Junior Race Week
A 'no frills' event for 84 boats and 110 sailors
Posted on 16 Sep
What happens when a Moth meets an Optimist?
You get a Mothtimist... a must-watch fun video!
Posted on 15 Sep
Adjusting the sails
Sailors are by nature resourceful and adapt to changing conditions
Posted on 11 Sep
Optimist Midland Area Championship
Testing both the fitness and focus of the youngsters
Posted on 8 Sep
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Opti Sailor Making Waves, Doublehanded Teamwork, North Kiteboarding, One Design Savings
Posted on 5 Sep
Optimist 'Not The Late Summer Championships'
Inaugural, but hopefully never needing to be repeated, event at Plas Heli
Posted on 2 Sep
Royal Harwich Yacht Club Junior Race Week
A fantastic week of racing for 60 junior and youth sailors
Posted on 24 Aug
Cork300 rescheduled to 2021
Royal Cork Yacht Club reschedules big weekend of celebrations
Posted on 24 Aug
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting overall
Local sailor Lorenzo Ghirotti wins
Posted on 24 Aug
AIB Irish Optimist National Championships
Johnny Flynn of Howth Yacht Club takes home first place
Posted on 23 Aug
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
The perfect start to this special summer edition
Posted on 21 Aug
AIB Irish Optimist National Championships
Johnny Flynn of Howth takes home first place
Posted on 17 Aug
25th Ora Cup Ora Optimist overall
British champion Santiago Sesto Cosby wins Junior category
Posted on 13 Aug
18th RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup postponed
Social distancing and global travel restrictions conspire against youth regatta
Posted on 4 Aug
RCYC re-launches select Cork300 celebrations
World's oldest yacht club hoists sails again for tricentenary events
Posted on 29 Jul
Humpybong Yacht Club WinterBash preview
Brisbane's WinterBash regatta attracts record fleet
Posted on 8 Jul
Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series
Optimist Racing by Steve Irish & Phil Slater
Posted on 12 Jun
eSailing Eric Twiname Junior Championships
203 sailors from 6 classes take part with 12 making it to the live final
Posted on 10 May
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Club racing at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club
© Gerard van den Hoek
Optimists tussle on the line - 2020 Open Dinghy Regatta, Day 2
© Fragrant Harbour
Optimists round the top mark - Open Dinghy Regatta, Day 1
© Fragrant Harbour
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Showdown Regatta
© Jane Austin
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship - briefing
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship - towing
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship - delivery
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship - view across Piran
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship - the podium
© Clare Sargent
Team GBR at the 2020 Optimist European Championship - opening ceremony
© Clare Sargent
2020 Optimist European Championship
© International Optimist Dinghy Association
2020 Optimist European Championship
© International Optimist Dinghy Association
2020 Optimist European Championship
© International Optimist Dinghy Association
Overall Champs: Adriano Quan (ITA), Weka Bhanubandh (THA), David Rhode (AUT). 2020 Optimist European Championship
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2020 Optimist European Championship
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2020 Optimist European Championship
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2020 Optimist European Championship
© International Optimist Dinghy Association
2020 Optimist European Championship
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2020 Optimist European Championship
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Living with COVID 19 level 5 plan for sailing
© Irish Sailing Team
2020 Optimist European Championship - Day 3
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2020 Optimist European Championship - Day 3
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2020 Optimist European Championship - Day 2
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2020 Optimist European Championship - Day 2
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2020 Optimist European Championship - Day 2
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2020 Optimist European Championship - Day 2
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