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Freddie Sambolin West Palm Beach, FL
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Optimist
 
 

Optimist

The Optimist is the biggest and fastest growing dinghy in the world. There are over 150,000 kids in 110 countries sailing Opti's. It is a one-sail pram dinghy for kids learning to sail. The hull has a hard chine to it, adding tremendous stability. The class is structured to encourage learning and age-appropriate competition. The following is how large groups of sailors are broken down into fleets for racing at Optimist events: "White fleet is for skippers who are 10 and under. Blue fleet is for skippers who are 11 or 12. Red fleet is for skippers who are 13, 14, or 15. In all fleets, the determining date is the skipper’s age on the first day of the regatta not the skipper's age at the end of the current year. Skippers move up to blue fleet on their 11th birthday and red fleet on their 13th birthday. At most regattas, the red, blue, and white fleets all start at the same time and race on the same course." The Opti class has developed a special "green fleet" for beginners of any age. All sailors in the green fleet are awarded participation awards and there is no fleet winner. This is done to encourage sailors to advance into their age-appropriate fleet as their skills and confidence increase. Sailors "age-out", that is become ineligible to sail the Optimist, as of December 31st, the year they turn fifteen. There is no minimum age to sail or race and Opti, and kids can sail two-to-a-boat, though a single sailor is the most common. Specifications: Type: Centreboard Boat No. of Crew: 1 Designer: Clark Mills Hull Length: 3.2 m Hull Weight: 35 kg



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Class Contact: Executive Directors: usoda@usoda.org

 

Class Resources:
IODA International Optimist Dinghy Association  OptiSailors   Gear:  McLaughlin Boatworks  Optimist USA/Winner  Colie Sails Pro Shop Class tuning information: McLaughlin Boatworks  (Link should take you to FAQ section, heading 'Boat Speed, Tuning and Racing')  North Sails


Class Events (from Clever Pig’s Master Calendar)

Date Regatta Location Nat
18-21 Aug 014 CORK International  Kingston Canada

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