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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 Derbyshire Youth Sailing at Carsington
Happy to see a lot of sailors who were not only new to DYS but also to racing
Posted on 14 Sep
RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships
137 youth and junior sailors take part at Carrickfergus
Posted on 14 Sep
RLymYC Youth Week 2021
Over 144 children take part in four fleets
Posted on 9 Sep
27th Broadland Youth Regatta
100 youth and junior sailors race on the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 8 Sep
Scottish Junior Optimist Travellers at Bardowie
Brilliant sunshine and more wind than expected
Posted on 7 Sep
Barnt Green Optimist Open
Second event of the Midlands Traveller Series
Posted on 6 Sep
Starcross Yacht Club Junior Regatta
With full timetable of beach games, camp-overs and discos
Posted on 18 Aug
Island Barn Reservoir Optimist Open
16 boats take part in two fleets
Posted on 30 Jul
GBR Optimist Team at the World Championships
Winning silver fleet on an extended trip to Garda
Posted on 29 Jul
Midland SC Optimist Open
First travellers event held on the hottest day of the year so far
Posted on 19 Jul
2021 Larry White Junior Olympic Regatta
Junior sailors from throughout southern New England gather
Posted on 17 Jul
IOCA UK GBR at the Optimist Europeans in Cadiz
A myriad of obstacles, but a fantastic trip for the young sailors
Posted on 13 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda overall
Brazilian Alex Di Francesco Kuhl crowned champion
Posted on 9 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 5
Gil Hackel keeps leading the ranking
Posted on 8 Jul
USA's Gil Hackel leads 2021 Opti Worlds
After a first and a second-place finish on Wednesday
Posted on 7 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 4
The USA's Gil Hackel jumps to the top of the standings
Posted on 7 Jul
2021 Optimist Team Racing Worlds overall
The Italian flag flies high over Riva del Garda
Posted on 6 Jul
Optimists at Warsash
82 young sailors take to the water
Posted on 6 Jul
2021 Optimist Team Racing Worlds day 1
75 races completed on the first day
Posted on 5 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 3
Qualification races completed, Thai Bhanubandh continues to lead
Posted on 4 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 2
Bhanubandh from Thailand leads the ranking
Posted on 4 Jul
2021 Optimist Worlds at Lake Garda day 1
Two USA sailors lead the ranking
Posted on 2 Jul
Parkstone Yacht Club Optimist Open
Incorporating the IOCA South West Regional Championship
Posted on 2 Jul
2021 Optimist World Championship officially open
Racing will start tomorrow on Lake Garda
Posted on 1 Jul
Ready for the start of the Optimist Worlds
Nearly 300 young sailors from 56 countries gathered at Lake Garda
Posted on 30 Jun
28th International Optimist Regatta
USVI's Tanner Krygsveld wins
Posted on 21 Jun
Beautiful Bosham boasts brilliant Optimist Open
Record numbers, with 90 boats racing in the sunshine
Posted on 20 Jun
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
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