Optimist Sailing

The Optimist (or “Opti” for short) is an International Class small, single-handed (solo crew) dinghy with a fiberglass hull, a rig consisting of a set of spars (a mast, boom, and sprit), and a set of blades (rudder and daggerboard). It is one of the most popular class of dinghies in the world, with over 150,000 registered vessels, and ideal for young sailors who are just starting to sail and more advanced sailors interested in racing competitively.
The CRYC Opti program is specifically geared toward younger sailors (ages 8-15) and is organized into an introductory Green Fleet  and an advanced Red, White, and Blue (“RWB”) Fleet.