More information on Optimist Dinghy One Design:
The Optimist sailboat has grown to be one of the most popular single handed dinghy fleets in the world. The small size of the pram sailboat makes it ideal for teaching sailing fundamentals, solid boat handling and racing skills. Optimist dinghy fleets are occupied by children up to 15 years old. The single sail and sprit-rig make the small sailboat easy to rig while the pram hull construction makes a sturdy racing sailboat. A great trailerable sailboat, the Optimist travels well on top of a SUV, in a truck bed, or on a trailer.
APS is the world leader in outfitting Optimist dinghy sailors in hardware, gear and accessories. We’ve got you covered with anything and everything the Opti sailor needs. Come to APS for your new dinghy covers, blocks, and blades – you can even buy your Optimist sailboat from us! We also offer instructional videos and books along with helpful blog posts so you can sail your Opti fast with the right gear! We offer top of the line parts from Optiparts, RWO, Seitech, Harken, Laser Performance, Rooster, C-Vane and Bainbridge.
Our Opti sailing pros have created class legal control upgrades to keep you at the top of the fleet.
Bailers, books, watches, dollies and more! Keep your Opti sailor ready to go with our large stocking of accessories.
Find complete blade sets, new tillers, and the perfect tiller extension and replacement parts for you!
Keep your sailboat and gear in mint condition with our variety of blade bags and boat covers.
Racing, recreational, and practice sails – APS has it all!
The new lines and rigging you’ll need to keep your dinghy performing at the top of the fleet.
Keep your dinghy sail looking sharp with all the proper spars and accessories. New masts, booms and sprits and more!