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Optimist

The Optimist dinghy is the most popular type of racing sailboat for juniors up to 15 years of age.  Designed for sailors weighing 75-120 lbs., the Optimist  has become the world standard for introductory junior trainers. Optimist sailors learn the essential steering and sail-trimming skills necessary to continue in the sport of sailing. Its flat, stable hull provides an un-intimidating introduction to sailing; and, as young sailors progress, they can graduate to the Optimist racing circuit.

With a simple rig and a light, durable hull, Vanguard Optimists have become the #1 choice of junior sailors.

Specifications are:

 LOA:   7' 7"

 Beam:   3' 7"

 Draft:    3' 2"

 Hull Weight:   77 lb

 Sail Area: 33 sq ft.

 Capacity:  1-2 people

 Skill Level:   Beginner-Advanced

 Race Level:   Club- International

 Optimal Weight:   75-100 lbs

 Transport: Car Top or Trailer

Sailboats International

748 Casiano Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93105

800-986-3537

www.buysail.com