The Optimist, also known as the 'bathtub', is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. Contemporary boats are usually made of fibreglass , although wooden boats are still built.
OPTIMIST DINGHY The Optimist is the most popular sailboat for sailors under 16 years old. It has become the world standard for introductory junior sailors. Optimists are raced at club, regional, national and world levels. The skills an Optimist fosters are directly applied to other classes.
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The Optimist dinghy is the most popular type of racing sailboat for juniors up to 15 years of age. The Optimist has been designed to be safe, durable and competitive. The skills that the Optimist fosters can be directly translated into other classes later on.