APS has the largest selection of Optimist gear in the world- so you could say we know what Opti sailors want! Reading books about the Opti, building an Opti model when off the water, and receiving boat performance enhancing gear are all well loved gifts!
The Optimist is a one design sailboat, which means gift options are easier. There is no chance of selecting something that is appropriate for one Opti and not for another. Whether your optimist sailor is a boat owner or a club sailor, we’ve got the upgrades, gear and accessories to help them excel! Check out these top 5 gifts for the Optimist Sailor:
Mast Rake Measuring Tool
Often overlooked when tuning the Optimist, mast rake is super important when it comes to boat speed. Give your favorite Opti kid the advantage with the APS designed Mast Rake Measuring Tool. A great gift, this kit comes in a convenient bag with a laminated tuning guide.
A great gift to give if you don’t want to commit to any Opti parts as gifts; this Optimist Image Book features incredible images taken by Matias Caprizzano- and international sailing photographer. The photos in this book were all taken at championship level events at some of the best sailing venues in the world- imagery sure to inspire your young sailor.
N1 New Rules Opti Blade Set w/Fittings, Delux Tiller & Ext
Young Opti sailors will be very happy with the N1 New Rules Opti Blade Set- includes Fittings, Deluxe Tiller and Extension. Made from the highest quality materials- giving this set is giving the gift of competitive edge. Made from the highest grade materials for a quality gift.
A great way to add a little pizazz and performance at the same time. The 'Jamaican' style tiller extension is made of lightweight aluminum and utilizes a rope cored universal. Fun colors will make your Opti sailor the coolest kid on the water.
The young sailor will love this Optimist Model as a gift to remind them of their time out on the water. Fun to put together, this kit includes running and standing rigging, a suitable-for-framing poster with starboard profile & deck plan, ID plaque, wall-mount brackets, assembly instructions. Junior sailors will really enjoy being able to add their own touch to this model, as the pre-cut Dacron sails can be personalized with any sail number.