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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 Toyota Optimist Nationals attract 205 entries
Murrays' Bay Sailing Club are set to a host the 2019 Toyota Optimist National Championships
Posted today at 1:33 am
37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
1164 entries from forty countries worldwide
Posted on 18 Apr
Harken North East Youth Travellers Series at Ulley
A competitive yet friendly racing environment with coaching support
Posted on 18 Apr
IOCA South Easter Training at Hamble
12 keen sailors make the most of the Easter break
Posted on 18 Apr
Optimist Spring Series at Lymington
Two races held on Sunday after lack of wind stops Saturday racing
Posted on 13 Apr
Enjoyment is key factor in making children active
Children who are active and enjoy it are happier and more resilient
Posted on 21 Mar
Busy Year Ahead at Shustoke Sailing Club!
Welcoming old and new fleets to their waters
Posted on 18 Mar
The Beast is starting to stir!
Open series based in the East of England for 13 to 17 year olds
Posted on 17 Mar
10th Annual Miami Sailing Week
The largest spring regatta
Posted on 12 Mar
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
Latvian Martin Atilla wins
Posted on 11 Mar
We speak to Callum Davidson-Guild
NeilPryde team sailorsat the RYA Dinghy Show
Posted on 11 Mar
Champions crowned at SA Youth Champs
Champions crowned at 2019 South Australian Youth Championships
Posted on 10 Mar
All-female winners recognised
In YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards
Posted on 6 Mar
Stage is set for exciting SA Youth Champs
At Adelaide Sailing Club this weekend
Posted on 6 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia 2019 enrollment doubles
Less than 10 days left to start of the second edition
Posted on 4 Mar
IOCA (UK) at the RYA Dinghy Show
Sharing the joy of Optimist sailing with freebies and competitions
Posted on 1 Mar
Interislander Optis & Port Marlborough Starlings
Day 2 brought wind from a Southerly direction and two totally different racing conditions
Posted on 24 Feb
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
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Wakatere BC's team line up to start in the teams racing - 2019 Toyota Optimist Nationals - Murrays Bay SC, April 2019
© Wakatere BC
Harken North East Youth Travellers Series at Ulley
© Fiona Spence
37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
© Matias Capizzano / www.capizzano.com
37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
© Matias Capizzano / www.capizzano.com
IOCA South Easter Training at Hamble
© Zara Howarth
IOCA South Easter Training at Hamble
© Zara Howarth
Optimist Spring Series at Lymington
© RLymYC
Optimist Spring Series at Lymington
© RLymYC
Top of the Gulf Regatta
© Guy Nowell
Junior Warming Pan at Hamble River
© Sean Ryan
Junior Warming Pan at Hamble River
© Sean Ryan
Dinghy fleet at Royal Perth Yacht Club
© Royal Perth Yacht Club
Dinghy fleet at Royal Perth Yacht Club
© Royal Perth Yacht Club
Dinghy fleet at Royal Perth Yacht Club
© Royal Perth Yacht Club
National Sailing League 1st Stage
© Sheremetev Andrey
Predictwind Auckland Girls Championships - March 23, 2019
© Richard Gladwell
A busy year ahead at Shustoke Sailing Club
© Zara Turtle
2019 Annual Miami Sailing Week
© Cory Silken
2019 Annual Miami Sailing Week
© Cory Silken
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
2019 OptiOrange Valencia
© Denis Razumovich
Darcy Higgins finished second in the Optimist Open fleet - 2019 South Australian Youth Championships
© Harry Fisher
Hamble River Junior Warming Pan
© Bertrand Malas
Hamble River Junior Warming Pan
© Bertrand Malas
Hamble River Junior Warming Pan
© Bertrand Malas
Marlow Ropes Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle day 9
© Gerard van den Hoek
Ian Irwin racing in the Optimist fleet last year - South Australian Youth Championships
© Harry Fisher
Optimist fleet - Mussanah Race Week 2019
© Oman Sail
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