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10
Aug
2007
Technical

TOP BOATS

Every parent wants the best for his children and almost every boatbuilder wants to beleive that his boats are faster. But the Optimist Class is dedicated to making sure that all Optimists are the same speed and that its championships are a test of the driver not the vehicle.

30
Aug
2004
Olympics

EX-OPTIMISTS SHINE IN THE 2004 OLYMPICS

74%of the skippers of the medal winning boats at the 2004 Olympics were former Optimist sailors.

And 80% of these had sailed in IODA World or continental championships.

This is more than double the percentage four years ago in Sydney.

04
Aug
2000
Olympics

FORMER OPTIMISTS AT THE 2000 OLYMPICS

At least 50% of all dinghy helms at the Sydney Olympics were former Optimist sailors.

at least70% of these sailed in Optimist world and continental championships.

04
Aug
2000
Olympics

FORMER MEDALLISTS

1996 former Optimist Olympic medallists were:

10
Nov
1998
Technical

CHEAPER AND MORE ONE DESIGN

A 5–year exercise by the International Optimist Association (IODA) has resulted in a price reduction averaging around 25% and a return to strict one–design principles.