Optimist

The International Optimist, or’ Oppy’ as it is known, is an 8 foot, single-handed pram type dinghy designed in 1947 specifically for children under the age of 16.Since it’s introduction it has been phenomenally successful. There are an estimated 250,000 worldwide and over 60 countries are members of the International Class Association

2.36m long, 1.12 wide. Weight 35kg.

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