Optimist sailing dinghies

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single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy
BT00056

Length: 4.21 m

... anti-twist dinghy mainsheet from FSE Robline ·The Laser Class legal sail ·Padded toe strap ·Harken 57mm ratchet block w/ Mega spring ·5mm SK90 dyneema traveler ·Mega bolt for increased rudder to rudder head integrity ...

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Laser Performance
instructional sailing dinghy
instructional sailing dinghy
OPTILENE

Length: 2.35 m

... handles and rubrail offering a truly optimized functional design. Greater availability replying to an increasing demand in sailing classes, thanks to very minimal maintenance requirements including a high-density polyethylene ...

Optimist sailing dinghy
Optimist sailing dinghy
FUGU

Length: 2.35 m

Treat yourselves with exceptional performances Since the begining Fugu By Erplast wins : French Champion, Belgium Champion, German champion and European champion. The only French boat which response to the IODA classification since ...

single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy
3D STAR

Length: 2.3 m

... STAR The World Champion from 2013, 2014, & 2016 (Silver winner in 2015&2017) The 3D STAR is the topmodel from WINNER OPTIMIST, together with the 3D FLEX, they are both boats made we racing in mind. The 3D STAR ...

single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy
RACE

Length: 2.3 m

RACE The RACE dinghy is a boat with the winning DNA, a throughout WINNER dinghy, made with competition in mind. Today the RACE dinghy is mostly sold to clubs and federations, because ...

single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy
BABY BOAT

Length: 2.3 m

... Boat Although not an Optimist One-Design, the Baby Boat has the exact same characteristics as in 1947, when it was first produced! This model is designed for children, beginners and experts wishing to practise recreational ...

single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy

Length: 2.36 m

The Optimist has come a long way since its development; to the strict one-design racing boat it is to the current day. For children up to 15, the international optimist provides the perfect starter boat ...

single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy
Optimist

Length: 2.3 m

Optimist is the sailing entry class used worldwide: a boat for kids to develop the basic sailing skills. It is a very basic design focused on safety. Yet, at Devoti Sailing ...

single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy
OPTIMIST

Length: 2.3 m

Worldwide recognized as the best Class to introduce kids to the sport of sailing the Optimist is one of the most popular boats in the world. Competition after sailing school gets more ...

single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy

Length: 2.3 m

The ASTRO Optimist, are the result of many years of experience* in sail competition, and in production* of technical composites, applied to build high-level hulls for the Optimist Class. We have two ...

single-handed sailing dinghy
single-handed sailing dinghy

Length: 2.3 m

... polyethylene Optimist, designed by Jo Richards. The SailQube is multi functional and suitable for both individual sailors and sailing schools at any level. For beginners this indestructible sailing ...

How to choose this product

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An Optimist sailing dinghy can carry one or two persons. Its ease of rigging and transport makes it particularly suitable for young beginners.

Applications

Sailing schools the world over have almost universally chosen the Optimist as the learner's sailing craft par excellence.

Technologies

Optimists have an open, rectangular hull with a flat stem. The centerboard case is in the bow. Hulls for training and sailing schools are often polypropylene, a strong but relatively heavy material. Lighter, faster racing models are made of laminated fiberglass.

Optimists have sprit rigs, the simplest there is, comprising a mast, a trapezoidal sail, a sprit for sail tensioning and sometimes a boom. A rudder and retractable centerboard complete the gear. More complex, higher-performance rigging is available. Optimist class regulations govern dimensions and sail area.

How to choose

Many builders offer Optimists, whose design dates back to 1947. The International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) certifies the molds they use. Certified manufacturers must affix an IODA plaque to the vessel and engrave the hull number in several places on the boat. Quality varies, and non-certified copies can be found. Verify that class regulations are observed and favor an authorized manufacturer if your goal is racing.

Advantages

- Easy rigging and transportation
- Affordable

Disadvantages

- For children and youth only
- Limited speeds