Poole Yacht Club Optimist

We typically have 3 groups within the Optimist category.

'Oppie 1s' are beginners in their first year of sailing. We have 16 club training boats that can be hired so your own boat is not needed (or damaged!).
'Oppie 2s' continue their learning in the 2nd year and work toward RYA 2 certification.
'Oppie 3s' and the 'Oppie Race' group continue their development to RYA 3 and 4 certification.

All of the above groups will be open to children already in Year 3 or above at the start of the season (so they should be already 8 years old or will turn 8 during the training season).

Class Contacts

Position Vacant
please speak to Sarah on the Youth Committee if you are interested

Optimist Specification

Designer: Clark Mills

Portsmouth Number: ​174 (RN)

Measurement Feet Meter
Length 7'7 2.30
Beam 3'8 1.13
Draft 2'4 0.71
Length of Mast 7'8 2.35
Sail Area Sq. Feet Sq. Meters
Main & Jib 38 3.5

Weight(min):​​​​ 77lb 35KG

Construction:Plywood, GRP etc