How to Rig Opti Pennant Plugs and Sail Ties | Expert Advice

UPDATE: Now with HD video instructions! See below. So you have your shiny new Gold Anodized Opti Pennant Plug ready to go, but just need a little help adding the new bling to your opti race mast? No worries, we’re here for you every step of the way to look over your shoulder and critique your every move… or we could just give you a few tips to get it done. So here we go.. First order of business: Grab some Opti […]

Sailing Accessories: Hats and Sunglasses, An Opti-MUST Have Item

Hats and Sunglasses for Opti Sailors | Expert Advice

Sailing Accessories like Hats and Sunglasses are a MUST for sailors and Opti-MUST sailors alike With the summer season winding down and only a a few weeks left before schools are back in session we can be comforted by the thought that the regatta calendar is not completely done for the year. If you’re like me and happen to have made the mistake of enjoying summer time sailing without one of the most important Sailing Accessories (i.e. head wear) then you […]

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Opti Buoyancy Bag Care and Use | Expert Advice

Today’s item up for discussion: Opti Airbags a.k.a. Optimist Buoyancy Bags Necessity Scale: 10 out of 10 (Must Have) Total number per boat: 3 Durability: 5 out of 10 (Not exactly a Punching Bag…) Cost: between $33 and $37 As for cost, the lower end of the cost spectrum have a short-tube for inflation kind of like a beach ball. The higher end bags are more durable and are built with a long inflation tube. This tube is much better for keeping air […]