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OPTIMIST

We make sails for Optimists able to win in all conditions. We are aware of the importance of our experience: we have made more than 30,000 sails that have been to every corner of the globe.

Our strong point is our constant research, combined with the high standard of quality of our product. Continuous sea tests in collaboration with the best sailors and instructors at a worldwide level enable us to improve and always lead in this class.

The results speak better than any technical descriptions: Olimpic Sails has been World Champion 15 times in the past 20 years. No other sail maker in the world can match this result!

 

SAILS CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION

Cut Crew weight Model Tuning guides
Cross cut < 38 Kg Optimist Red
37 - 42 Happy
41 - 46 Kg Optimist Gold
> 45 Kg
Platinum

NOTE: Above weight range are to be meant as “suggested”; the final choice should be taken bearing in mind the technical level and skills as well as the physical characteristics of each athlete.

The RED model needs no introduction: it is the most well-known and the easiest to use, the winner of many world championships.

The HAPPY is our new model, developed in 2013 in association with the legendary trainer of the national Singapore team, Fernando “Happy” Alegre, for sailors weighing between 37 and 42 kg. This sail offers a perfect fusion of power and twist, making for comfortable close hauling and excellent performance when running downwind.

GOLD and PLATINUM are new-generation sails that have recently been fine-tuned thanks to tests and clinics undertaken with the best sailors and instructors at a worldwide level who have confirmed the technical perfection we have designed into these sails.

GOLD is recommended for sailors of light-to-medium weight, while the PLATINUM is recommended for those over 45 kg in weight. Both offer broader entry and optimised geometry to provide maximum area when sailing downwind; the radial sheet and new fabric ensure the highest performance for this easy-to-use sail on all points of sail and in all conditions.

 

Cut Crew weight Model Tuning guide
Radial 36 - 43 Kg Optimist Radial medium

The latest versions of our radial sails have more powerful entries, the maximum depth moved forward and even flatter exits. All these elements make it easier to trim the sail and greatly simplify the excessive sensitivity on the sheet, which penalises less expert crews with the earlier models. Now it is possible to make the most of the increased power and benefits of the radial cut.

 

  Crew weight Model
School 30 - 60 Kg Optimist

For the past few years, we have also been making low-cost Optimist sails for sailing schools. These sails are made of less delicate and more long-lasting “un-tempered” Dacron. The battens are included in the price, but the sails are supplied without window, bag or sail number (purchasable on request). They are also without the Optimist logo and royalty and cannot as a result be used in regattas.