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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 Beautiful Bosham boasts brilliant Optimist Open
Record numbers, with 90 boats racing in the sunshine
Posted today at 11:02 am
Optimist Youth Centenary Regatta
GBR Development Team 1 tell their tale of Lake Garda sailing
Posted on 18 Jun
Team CRYC Spectra wins TOTE Team Racing Champs
Junior sailors from 6 nations ready to sail in the 28th International Optimist Regatta
Posted on 18 Jun
NE & Yorkshire Youth Travellers at Covenham
Infamous local witches cast their spell on the wind direction
Posted on 17 Jun
Midlands Optimist Training Group at Glossop
Perfect conditions for the penultimate training weekend of the year
Posted on 15 Jun
King George Optimist Open
A first for the club
Posted on 14 Jun
28th International Optimist Regatta preview
TOTE Clinic & TOTE Team Race kicks-off this week
Posted on 14 Jun
Optimist Early Summer Championships at Grafham
Over 140 young sailors take part in two fleets
Posted on 29 May
North East & Yorkshire Youth Travellers at Ripon
Fourth round of series finds that local knowledge is king
Posted on 26 May
39th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist overall
Alex Demurtas wins, Artur Brighenti top amongst the Cadets
Posted on 23 May
39th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist day 3
Home club sailor Alex Demurtas leads the fleet towards the finals
Posted on 22 May
39th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist day 2
Demanding conditions don't slow down racing
Posted on 21 May
39th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist day 1
Italian top-three after two races in the inaugural day
Posted on 20 May
Optimst Selection event at the WPNSA
First national event for the class in a very long time
Posted on 11 May
Over 50 nations registered for the Optimist Worlds
Riva del Garda is getting ready to welcome the young sailors
Posted on 11 May
A hail from Optimist Team Bahamas
Looking forward to joining everyone at the North Americans and The Worlds this year
Posted on 10 May
Chichester Optimist Open
Skies brighten just in time for racing
Posted on 2 May
Toyota Optimist Nationals: Leech and Clinton win
Tessa Clinton is halfway to her goal of being the most successful Kiwi girl ever at the Opti Nats
Posted on 7 Apr
Hamble Warming Pan at Easter - two days of fun!
A total fleet of 84 locally based boats attracted by good weather
Posted on 6 Apr
2021 Toyota Optimist Nats - Will Leech dominates
Will Leech (13yrs) dominated the 2021 Toyota Optimist Championships sailed at Maraetai Sailing Club
Posted on 6 Apr
Victorian Optimist States a huge success
Aidan Simmons holds off Ben Crafoord to win the title
Posted on 30 Mar
Surprise visitor at Toyota Optimist Nationals
A special guest will make an appearance during next weekend's Toyota Optimist Nationals at Maretai
Posted on 28 Mar
Optimist set for Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy
A once-in-a-lifetime experience this June
Posted on 27 Mar
Marlow Ropes UK Youth Ambassador Programme
Have you got what it takes?
Posted on 23 Mar
Hamble Warming Pan at Easter
Junior dinghy classes on Saturday, 59th 'open' on Sunday
Posted on 18 Mar
Future Cup at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club
It celebrates what is still to come
Posted on 16 Mar
Lake Garda Meeting Optimist 2021 edition postponed
"We want it to remain a sailing festival"
Posted on 14 Mar
Bahamas Optimist National Championship
The Championship fleet battled it out until the final seconds of the very last race
Posted on 6 Mar
Victorian Youth Champs set for April
Victoria's most talented youth sailors will descend on the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
Posted on 19 Feb
2021 Admiral's Cup at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club
69 Optimist sailors compete in Pattaya, Thailand
Posted on 18 Feb
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Bosham Optimist Open
© Sarah Shepherd
Bosham Optimist Open
© Sarah Shepherd
Bosham Optimist Open
© Sarah Shepherd
Bosham Optimist Open
© Sarah Shepherd
GBR sailors gather their thoughts for the Optimist Youth Centenary Regatta at Lake Garda
© Anette Soyer
GBR sailors walk to the club each morning for the Optimist Youth Centenary Regatta at Lake Garda
© Anette Soyer
GBR sailors during the Optimist Youth Centenary Regatta at Lake Garda
© Anette Soyer
When in Italy... GBR sailors during the Optimist Youth Centenary Regatta at Lake Garda
© Anette Soyer
GBR sailors depart for the Optimist Youth Centenary Regatta at Lake Garda
© Jo McEwen
When in Italy... GBR sailors during the Optimist Youth Centenary Regatta at Lake Garda
© Anette Soyer
TOTE Team Race Champions Team CRYC Spectra, L to R: Sophie De Leon Urban, Tanner Krygsveld, Alfonso Lanseros, Sebastian van de Kreeke, Will Barnhart
© Matias Capizzano
Midlands Optimist Training Group at Glossop
© Debbie Smith
Midlands Optimist Training Group at Glossop
© Debbie Smith
Midlands Optimist Training Group at Glossop
© Debbie Smith
King George Optimist Open
© Simon Opaleye
Toby Vincent wins the King George Optimist Open
© Simon Opaleye
Optimist sailors launching from the beach in front of the St. Thomas Yacht Club for the 2019 International Optimist Regatta
© Dean Barnes
St. Thomas, USVI's Tanner Krygsveld is a sailor to watch at the 2021 International Optimist Regatta
© Matias Capizzano
Class 9, 1st Funky Monkey - Sam Romer, during the RCIYC Jersey Spring Regatta
© Elaine Burgis
Lila Edwards 6520 getting bow forward off the start during the Optimist Early Summer Championships at Grafham Water
© Paul Sanwell / www.op-photography.co.uk
Rachel Elms Winner of 1st Under 11 in the Optimist Early Summer Championships at Grafham Water
© Paul Sanwell / www.op-photography.co.uk
Charlie Gatehouse 1st boy leading the fleet during the Optimist Early Summer Championships at Grafham Water
© Paul Sanwell / www.op-photography.co.uk
Alex Demurtas wins the 39th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist
© Fraglia Vela Riva / Zerogradinord
39th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist day 3
© Fraglia Vela Riva / Zerogradinord
39th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist day 2
© Fraglia Vela Riva / Zerogradinord
39th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist day 1
© Fraglia Vela Riva / Zerogradinord
Topper 4.2 and Optimists during the Northampton Youth Series at Draycote Water
© Norman and Andrea Byrd
Group of children on sailing boats competing in the regatta at sea
© 2016 YanLev / Shutterstock
Paul Sanwell will be capturing the action at the Optimist Inlands at Grafham Water Sailing Club
© Paul Sanwell / OPP
Optimst Selection event at the WPNSA
© Richard & Paru Edwards
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