Optimist / NEWS ARCHIVES

48 French Optimist sailors took to Kerguelen Beach to race and qualify a spot at the 2020 Cap d’Agde. 13- year old Gabin Baly came out with the win overall… Read More

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North Sails, the world leader in One Design, have added a new series of user friendly Optimist sails for the exciting dinghy class, completing their full range of diverse sail… Read More

Optimist Tool Kit | North Sails

junio 14, 2019

Optimist Worlds Tool Kit

Heading to Antigua? North Sails will be there! Our Opti experts put together this guide to help you prepare. There is no better performance test of an Optimist sail than… Read More

Optimist Designs | North Sails

Countless times a sailor, coach, or parent asks me, “How do I decide what Opti sail to buy?” The answer involves a number of different factors, some more important than… Read More

J/22 World Champion and North Sails Expert Zeke Horowitz explains how you can maximize your chances to gain through smart boat positioning on the racecourse. Sailboat racing is all about… Read More

Gosport, UK, January 31st 2018: North Sails have announced today that Matteo Sangiorgi has joined North Sails as a One Design Expert for the Optimist Class. “I decided to join… Read More

In conjunction with the Southeast Dinghy Championships, North U hosted their inaugural Leading Edge Optimist Clinic at Key Biscayne Yacht Club to get sailors ready to take on the winter… Read More

North U is hosting the Leading Edge Optimist Clinic on November 2nd and 3rd in conjunction with the Southeast Champs, Nov. 4-5th. Hosted by Key Biscayne Yacht Club in Miami… Read More

septiembre 14, 2017

The New R5 Optimist Mainsail

Designed by the North Sails dinghy experts in Japan, the R5 is the perfect addition to North’s “R Series” Radial Optimist sails. The R Series was designed to deliver unparalleled… Read More

Spanish sailor María Perelló won the 2017 Optimist World Championship Girls Division in Pattaya, Thailand. Using the Radial R2 North sail, she finished 15 points ahead of 2nd place. The… Read More

We are happy to share yet another major regatta win powered by North Sails R-4 design. John-Øyvind Garvik won the first event of the Norwegian Ranking Series, the Norwegian Optimist… Read More

Juan Carlos Romero, North Sails Optimist Head Coach

North Sails is excited to announce Juan Carlos Romero as the North Sails Optimist Head Coach in North America. Working with the North Optimist team, Juan will assist in developing sails… Read More

Opti sailors all over the world are competing for a chance to sail at the premier IODA Optimist Worlds in Thailand and the European Championship in Bulgaria this July. The trials… Read More

Our Optimist specialist Derek Scott caught up with Seb Menzies for a quick interview after winning all four New Zealand Ranking regattas and the Nationals championship. Seb used the North Sails… Read More

A short video-interview with Maria Perello