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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 Royal Lymington Junior Regatta
Many fully paid-up members of the 20+ knots Club
Posted on 19 Aug
Autumn Events at Shustoke Sailing Club
A busy few months of open events ahead
Posted on 18 Aug
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
340 sailors from 17 different countries take part
Posted on 5 Aug
Ora Cup Ora: 575 final participants
A new record of the event
Posted on 2 Aug
The Water Shed stocks Zhik Wet Weather gear
Zhik's well respected dinghy gear retailer The Water Shed expands its Zhik range
Posted on 1 Aug
GBR Optimist teams have a busy summer
Flying off to the Worlds, Europeans, and regattas in Estonia/Belgium
Posted on 24 Jul
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race
Youth competition and camarade at Long Beach Yacht Club
Posted on 21 Jul
North Sails Weekly Debrief
A week of World Champions
Posted on 20 Jul
Royal Lymington YC Junior Regatta preview
Building confidence is a key focus this August
Posted on 14 Jul
Optimist World Championship day 1
Team work and sportsmanship characterised the first day of lively team racing
Posted on 13 Jul
RYA NE Region Youth and Junior Travellers at Ripon
43 sailors compete in final event of the series
Posted on 12 Jul
North East Area Optimist Championship
Beautiful blue skies above Derwent Reservoir
Posted on 10 Jul
Optimists at Warsash
With the club's famous "Sausage Sizzles" before the prize-giving
Posted on 9 Jul
2019 Musto Queensland Youth Week Video
Mitch Pearson produces this wrap-up of the event
Posted on 9 Jul
2019 Musto Queensland Youth Regatta day 2 images
Musto Queensland Youth Regatta images by Mitch Pearson
Posted on 7 Jul
2019 Musto Queensland Youth Regatta day 1 images
2019 Musto Queensland Youth Regatta day 1 images
Posted on 7 Jul
IOCA Optimist Southern Area Championships
98 sailors across 3 fleets welcomed to a sparkling Poole Harbour
Posted on 28 Jun
Russian National Sailing League stage 3 regatta
Held in the heart of the Tatarstan Republic at Kazan
Posted on 27 Jun
Optimist East Championships at Royal Harwich
What's the first rule of capsizing?
Posted on 21 Jun
Dream Yacht Charter sponsor Optimist Worlds
Taking place in Antigua this July
Posted on 20 Jun
USA's Diemar wins 27th Int'l Optimist Regatta
A solid final day game plan proved the winning combination
Posted on 17 Jun
Team USA Worlds wins TOTE Maritime Team Race
114 junior sailors ready to set sail in 27th International Optimist Regatta
Posted on 14 Jun
Optimists at Bosham
With prizes for the most polite sailors
Posted on 11 Jun
60th Brown Cup Scottish Schools Championships
A two-day training camp and then one important race
Posted on 11 Jun
IOCA (UK) Random Pairs and 4 Boat Team Racing
24 sailors take part at West Kirby Sailing Club
Posted on 11 Jun
27th International Optimist Regatta
A near-record 114 sailors from five continents will race
Posted on 10 Jun
Optimists at Royal Lymington
Both the Worlds and European GBR teams were there to train
Posted on 6 Jun
NoR published for Caribbean Dinghy Championships
The CDC review committee has worked hard to keep the best of the existing event format
Posted on 5 Jun
Sailingfast Scottish Optimist Travellers at Largs
Counting as the Scottish Championships, for Toppers too
Posted on 3 Jun
Like we did not see that coming...
You know we had always said that the pool just did not look like being big enough
Posted on 2 Jun
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Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Founders Day Sail Past
© Gill Pearson
Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Founders Day Sail Past
© Gill Pearson
Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Founders Day Sail Past
© Gill Pearson
Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Founders Day Sail Past
© Gill Pearson
Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Founders Day Sail Past
© Gill Pearson
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
Optimist British Nationals at the WPNSA
© Sharon Davidson-Guild
25th Ora Cup Ora
© Richard Cullen (IRL)
Youth classes at the Festival of Sails
© Salty Dingo
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