The Optimist has become one of the most popular classes of sailboats in the world with over 150,000 registered and sailed in more than 110 countries. This book aims to unlock many of the go-fast secrets of the boat and can bring any reader to the next level. Chapters include choosing and setting up the boat and rig; basic and advanced sailing; mark rounding, and clothing. Lots of highly informative top tips also from well known sailors and coaches. The author has worked as an Optimist coach at both national and international level. This book is packed with photographs and illustrations to reinforce topics and is written is a manner that is easy to understand for any youngster (while still passing on tons of useful knowledge). A must have resource for any Opti sailor! 271 Pages.