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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 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
Sail Smarts: Learn about clouds
Kids fun lockdown activity from the RYA
Posted on 22 Apr
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting update
Games are currently open for revised June date
Posted on 13 Apr
International Optimist Regatta cancelled
This difficult decision has been made in line with safety recommendations
Posted on 8 Apr
Optimist World Championship 2020 postponed
Due to the Covid-19 emergency
Posted on 23 Mar
38th Garda Lake Meeting Optimist postponed
New date in June due to the global health emergency
Posted on 17 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia 2020 overall
Titles went down to the wire with lead changes in most of the fleets
Posted on 10 Mar
OptiOrange Valencia 2020 day 1
Fresh winds open the third edition of the event
Posted on 7 Mar
NeilPryde Sailing Team Riders announced for 2020
Representing a broad cross section across dinghy classes
Posted on 3 Mar
IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham
Despite the appearance of daffodils, winter was still very much in control
Posted on 2 Mar
Tasmanian Optimist State Championship overall
Hobart sailor Adelaide O'Donoghue has clinched the title
Posted on 1 Mar
3rd OptiOrange Valencia preview
Optimist event is on track and ready to challenge its own records
Posted on 29 Feb
Tasmanian Optimist State Championship preview
So far the event has attracted nearly 50 entries
Posted on 27 Feb
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Launching during the Lymington Junior Regatta
© Dan Howe
A fun project by Ferruccio De Asmundis
© Foiling Week
A fun project by Ferruccio De Asmundis
© Foiling Week
Optimist sailors from MHYC and nearby clubs have been missing the opportunity to compete during the pandemic
© Marg Fraser-Martin
Optimist Midland Area Championship at South Staffs
© Debbie Smith
Optimist Midland Area Championship at South Staffs
© Debbie Smith
Optimist Midland Area Championship at South Staffs
© Debbie Smith
Optimist 'Not The Late Summer Championships' at Plas Heli
© Richard Smith
Optimist 'Not The Late Summer Championships' at Plas Heli
© Debbie Smith
Royal Harwich Yacht Club Junior Race Week
© Carly Jones
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting prize giving
© Zerogradinord / A Trawoeger
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting
© Zerogradinord / A Trawoeger
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting prize giving
© Zerogradinord / A Trawoeger
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting
© Zerogradinord / A Trawoeger
The Eighty Boat Optimist Fleet sailing in the AIB Irish Optimist National Championships hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club
© Bob Bateman
AIB Irish Optimist National Championships
© Bob Bateman
A tight squeeze competitors squeeze in on starboard during the AIB Irish Optimost Championship at the Royal Cork Yacht Club
© Bob Bateman
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
© Zerogradinord / A Trawoeger
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
© Zerogradinord / A Trawoeger
38th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1
© Zerogradinord / A Trawoeger
Ben O'Shaughnessy wins race 1 of the AIB Irish Optimist National Championships
© Robert Bateman / Castlewhite Waterfall
Ben O'Shaughnessy ahead of Johnny Flynn in the AIB Irish Optimist National Championships
© Robert Bateman / Castlewhite Waterfall
AIB Irish Optimist National Championships 2020
© Robert Bateman / Castlewhite Waterfall
AIB Irish Optimist National Championships 2020
© Robert Bateman / Castlewhite Waterfall
Sienna Wright in race 1 of the AIB Irish Optimist National Championships
© Robert Bateman / Castlewhite Waterfall
25th Ora Cup Ora Optimist
© Elena Giolai
25th Ora Cup Ora Optimist
© Elena Giolai
25th Ora Cup Ora Optimist
© Elena Giolai
25th Ora Cup Ora Optimist
© Emilio Santinelli
25th Ora Cup Ora Optimist
© Elena Giolai
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