Win More with North Optimist Sails

From learn-to-sail to training to intense racing, the Optimist offers great opportunity to young sailors. At North Sails, we love supporting Optimist sailors of every size and skill level. With multiple designs to choose from, you’ll find the perfect Optimist mainsail to fit your sailing style and goals. Expect more with North.

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Optimist NEWS

Power your new North Sails Optimist V-Series mainsail for speed following the recommendations on this quick tuning guide. Sail Ties Top 2 mm Middle 2 mm Bottom 2 mm *… Read More

After nearly two years of development, testing, re-designing and more testing, North Sails is proud to launch the all-new V-Series Optimist sail. We have streamlined our range to three sail… Read More

by Tom Sitzmann The 2021 Nationals had very light and unstable winds and only 7 races were completed over four days. Sailor Annie Sitzmann used the new North V-2 brand… Read More

In this webinar, North Sails experts Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes explain and demonstrate basic rules according to the US Sailing “Racing Rules of Sailing”. Using a whiteboard, Zeke re-creates… Read More

When you think about it, your Optimist sail has a really big job to do; it has to have a great shape in really light wind, when most sailors wish… Read More

Making a name for himself in the fiercely competitive Optimist fleet is 14-year-old British sailor Santiago Sesto-Cosby. Having sailed the Optimist for an astounding 10 years, we were eager to… Read More

Optimist Results

2021 Victory
Cup International Ete – France
Alexandre Mostini
1, 2
2021 Victory
French Championship – Boys
Anatole Thomas
1, 3, 7, 9, 10
2020 Victory
Kidibul Cup Cap d’Agde
Anatole Thomas
First Place
Are you a class champion? We would love to add your name to the #NSVictoryList.

Optimist TUNING GUIDE