Win More with North Optimist Sails

From learn-to-sail to training to intense racing, the Optimist offers great opportunity to young sailors. At North Sails, we love supporting Optimist sailors of every size and skill level. With multiple designs to choose from, you’ll find the perfect Optimist mainsail to fit your sailing style and goals. Expect more with North.

Optimist NEWS

North is a unique sailmaker, built on a champion spirit. We make history by looking ahead and that’s what sets us apart from other sailmakers. We’re proud to introduce Loft… Read More

Power your new North Sails Optimist V-Series mainsail for speed following the recommendations on this quick tuning guide. Sail ties can be adjusted in the range of 1-5mm in light… Read More

After nearly two years of development, testing, re-designing and more testing, North Sails is proud to launch the all-new V-Series Optimist sail. We have streamlined our range to three sail… Read More

by Tom Sitzmann The 2021 Nationals had very light and unstable winds and only 7 races were completed over four days. Sailor Annie Sitzmann used the new North V-2 brand… Read More

In this webinar, North Sails experts Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes explain and demonstrate basic rules according to the US Sailing “Racing Rules of Sailing”. Using a whiteboard, Zeke re-creates… Read More

When you think about it, your Optimist sail has a really big job to do; it has to have a great shape in really light wind, when most sailors wish… Read More

Optimist Results

2022 Victory
Coupe Internationale de Printemps CIP
Anatole Thomas
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2021 Victory
USODA Atlantic Coast Championship
Ashton Perkins
First Place
2021 Victory
Cup International Ete – France
Alexandre Mostini
1, 2
Are you a class champion? We would love to add your name to the #NSVictoryList.

Optimist TUNING GUIDE

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