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Optimist

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 Interislander Optis & Port Marlborough Starlings
90 Open fleet Optimist sailors and 25 Starlings competed on Day 1
Posted on 22 Feb
Burghfield Winter Optimist Open
Rooster Optimist Southern Traveller Series event
Posted on 20 Feb
MYF's approach to Youth Sailing
Sports plays a crucial role in our children's lives
Posted on 12 Feb
Valentine's Day Regatta at St. Petersburg YC
Over 260 youth sailors gathered at St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Posted on 11 Feb
Queen Charlotte - Optimist and Starlings
2019 Interislander Optimist Challenge and the Port Marlborough Starling Championship Feb 22-24, 2019
Posted on 11 Feb
2019 Top of the Gulf Regatta
Up to 16 classes and more than 200 boats expected
Posted on 11 Feb
Allen Academy Optimist Opportunity
Looking for a young sailor who is full of passion
Posted on 8 Feb
2019 Sail East at Shediac Bay Yacht Club preview
Taking place from August 1-4 on the Northumberland Strait in New Brunswick
Posted on 3 Feb
International Optimist Regatta, Clinic & Team Race
Some of the best sailors in the sport are expected to participate
Posted on 2 Feb
Entries open for OptiOrange Valencia Regatta 2019
The new sailing season is quickly approaching
Posted on 1 Feb
2019 Hong Kong Race Week is only 12 days away
A constituent of the ASAF Youth World Cup
Posted on 1 Feb
Leigh & Lowton Junior Winter Regatta 2019
46 entries a great turnout in the strong winds
Posted on 14 Jan
Monaco Optimist Team Race overall
Turks triumph ahead of Monegasques
Posted on 14 Jan
Coaching pays dividends for top Optimist sailors
At the Optimist Australian National Championship 2019
Posted on 12 Jan
Monaco Optimist Team Race day 1
Dream conditions with a stable 12-knot south-westerly beneath sunny skies
Posted on 11 Jan
Monaco Optimist Team Race kicks-off today
16 teams, from 16 nations set for the event
Posted on 10 Jan
2018 Sail Melbourne International overall
Olympians secure medals on day 4
Posted on 16 Dec 2018
RYA Scotland Winter Championships at Largs
Attended by 77 sailors in Youth and Junior classes
Posted on 11 Dec 2018
OptiOrange Valencia 2019 preview
Pieter Van Den Bossche to run training at event in March
Posted on 9 Dec 2018
Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship
A spectacular conclusion to the event
Posted on 5 Dec 2018
SA Summer of Sail Launch Regatta in Adelaide
Adelaide turns on breeze and swell for the weekend
Posted on 4 Dec 2018
Young OnBoarders awarded boats and boards by JMST
Twelve promising sailors and windsurfers will benefit
Posted on 28 Nov 2018
2018 SA Summer of Sail Launch Regatta
Adelaide waters will show a sea of sails again
Posted on 28 Nov 2018
Optimist Winter Championships at Carsington
Cold weather and shifty winds but the 98 young sailors to the test
Posted on 20 Nov 2018
Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship overall
Thailand's Panwa Boonnak wins 2018 Asian & Oceanian Title
Posted on 17 Nov 2018
29ers stepping it up at Sail Sydney
Entries have soared for the event at Woollahra Sailing Club
Posted on 16 Nov 2018
Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship overall
Thailand wins Asian & Oceanian Team Racing Title
Posted on 16 Nov 2018
Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 3
Thailand team dominates top 10
Posted on 15 Nov 2018
Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 2
Light winds continue to challenge
Posted on 14 Nov 2018
Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship day 1
Rigged and ready to go at 9pm at Ngwe Saung Yacht Club
Posted on 13 Nov 2018
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Interislander Champs - Day 1, Queen Charlotte YC - February 22, 2019
© Christel Hopkins
Interislander Champs - Day 1, Queen Charlotte YC - February 22, 2019
© Christel Hopkins
Interislander Champs - Day 1, Queen Charlotte YC - February 22, 2019
© Christel Hopkins
Interislander Champs - Day 1, Queen Charlotte YC - February 22, 2019
© Christel Hopkins
Interislander Champs - Day 1, Queen Charlotte YC - February 22, 2019
© Christel Hopkins
The fleet ready to launch at the Burghfield Winter Optimist Open
© Richard Bourne
Pre-start during the Burghfield Winter Optimist Open
© Richard Bourne
Dinghy fleet at Royal Perth Yacht Club
© Royal Perth Yacht Club
RPYC Club Open Day
© Royal Perth Yacht Club
Moss Hopkins (left) and Louie Poletti (right) - Open fleet Optimist
© Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
River Hopkins (1st year Starling sailor) - Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
© Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
Eden Amos (left) and Fin Stichbury (right) - Open fleet Optimist - Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
© Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
Harry Harry Edwards - Starling sailor - winner of Nationals Starling match racing
© Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
© Agnes G Takacs
Moss Hopkins (left) and Louie Poletti (right) - Open fleet Optimist
© Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
The Optimists Final 2019
© Myanmar Yachting Federation
2019 Valentine's Day Regatta
© St. Petersburg Yacht Club
2019 Valentine's Day Regatta
© St. Petersburg Yacht Club
2019 Valentine's Day Regatta
© St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Showing off the silverware at the 2018 Miami Sailing Week
© Image courtesy of Miami Sailing Week
Pre-race huddle at the 2018 Miami Sailing Week
© Image courtesy of Miami Sailing Week
Rigging to race at the 2018 Miami Sailing Week
© Image courtesy of Miami Sailing Week
Allen-sponsored Nick Evans at the 2017 Nationals
© Alex & David Irwin / www.sportography.tv
2019 Hong Kong Race Week
© Naomi Rebecca
Optimist fleet at Yacht Club Sanremo
© Elena Razina
2018 OptiOrange Valencia Regatta
© Denis Razumovich
2018 OptiOrange Valencia Regatta
© Denis Razumovich
Optimists and Cadet - 2019 Festival of Sails, Day 1
© Salty Dingo
Blackwater Cadets Bart's Bash
© Nigel Butler
Monaco Optimist Team Race final day
© Martin Messmer
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