Optimist Information

The Optimist Dinghy

The International Optimist dinghy (“Oppy”) is specifically designed to be sailed by children up to the age of 15.

It is sailed around the world with a highly organised class organisation giving children the opportunity to participate in events at club, regional, national and international level.

The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club is keen to encourage an early introduction to dinghy sailing and Optimist courses are run for the youngest beginners starting at 7 years.  The aim of the courses is to keep the formula simple and above all make the children’s first impression of sailing fun in a safe environment.

Oppy Training is run by qualified young instructors with assistants. As a mainly voluntary organisation we need parents to assist rigging and launching boats as well as manning support boats and coaching on the water – those new to sailing are encouraged and trained to get involved!

For Optimist Dinghy course information click here


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