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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 Grafham Easter Egg & Youth Regatta preview
Entries are now open for this popular event
Posted today at 10:59 am
OptiOrange Valencia overall
Travis Greenberg and Olha Lubianska are proclaimed champions
Posted on 6 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia day 3
Change of leaders: Travis Greenberg and Antonina Dziekanska take over
Posted on 4 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia day 2
Joan Domingo and Blanca Ferrando leading Gold and Silver fleets
Posted on 4 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia day 1
Andalusian Leo Zabell leads the way in light wind conditions
Posted on 3 Mar
Interview with Hyde Sails' Ben McGrane
Talking all things sail at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show
Posted on 27 Feb
Hong Kong Race Week day 4
236 sailors from 12 countries and regions are competing
Posted on 19 Feb
Hong Kong Race Week day 3
Weather conditions were a complete contrast to the previous day
Posted on 18 Feb
Hong Kong Race Week day 2
A challenging day for the race management team
Posted on 17 Feb
Schnapper Point Regatta at Mornington YC
The regatta has been run over the last 25 years, providing some serious race experience
Posted on 17 Feb
Hong Kong Race Week day 1
This year's edition incorporates the inaugural 29er Asian Championship
Posted on 15 Feb
Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week preview
236 sailors will take to the water to compete
Posted on 13 Feb
IOR 2023 at St. Thomas YC registration open
International Optimist Regatta, TOTE Clinic & TOTE Team Race set for June 12-18
Posted on 30 Jan
XV Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja overall
Ukrainian Sviatoslav Madonich is proclaimed champion
Posted on 30 Jan
XV Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja Day 3
Spaniards Joan Domingo and Blanca Ferrando lead
Posted on 28 Jan
XV Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja Day 2
Martinius Melleby Hopstock and Blanca Ferrando lead into the final series
Posted on 27 Jan
XV Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja Day 1
The first day closes with only one race possible
Posted on 26 Jan
2023 Hamble Icebreaker Regatta
Every season over the course of the weekend, except perhaps summer...
Posted on 16 Jan
Mapfre Euromed International Championship
Juan Domingo wins the Optimist Class
Posted on 22 Dec 2022
BPER Banca International Carnival Race 2023
300+ young sailors, great sailing conditions and lot of fun ashore
Posted on 21 Dec 2022
Sail Sydney Day 2
Tight racing determines midway standings
Posted on 16 Dec 2022
Sail Sydney Day 1
Olympians mark their return to domestic competition
Posted on 15 Dec 2022
38th Christmas Race at Clube Naval de Cascais
250 sailors of all ages compete
Posted on 5 Dec 2022
Application open for recyclable sailing school
Competition opens to sailing clubs globally
Posted on 1 Dec 2022
Derbyshire Youth Sailing at Staunton Harold
Buoy number 7 became everyone's least favourite mark
Posted on 6 Nov 2022
Halloween Cup at Lake Garda, Italy overall
A record number of participants, record heat and great breeze
Posted on 2 Nov 2022
Halloween Cup at Lake Garda, Italy day 2
Nothing short of fantastic
Posted on 1 Nov 2022
Halloween Cup at Lake Garda, Italy day 1
A record 614 sailors from 22 nations
Posted on 31 Oct 2022
Gill Marine Optimist End of Seasons Championship
Everything was against the event happening...
Posted on 20 Oct 2022
5th Autumn Meeting Trofeo Ezio Torboli concludes
Ukrainian Madonich on the top step of the junior podium in Riva del Garda
Posted on 17 Oct 2022
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Entries are now open for the Gill Easter Egg and Youth Regatta at Grafham Water SC
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, final day
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, final day
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, final day
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, final day
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, final day
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, final day
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, final day
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, final day
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 3
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 3
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 3
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 3
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 3
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 2
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 2
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 2
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 2
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 2
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OptiOrange international Optimist class regatta, day 2
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OptiOrange Valencia 2023, day 1
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OptiOrange Valencia 2023, day 1
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OptiOrange Valencia 2023, day 1
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OptiOrange Valencia 2023, day 1
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Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week 2023 - Day 4
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Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week 2023 - Day 4
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Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week 2023 - Day 4
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Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week 2023 - Day 3
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Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week 2023 - Day 3
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Sun Hung Kai & Co. Hong Kong Race Week 2023 - Day 3
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