RYA G44 Optimist Handbook
The Optimist is one of the best-known and biggest childrens classes in the world. Over 150,000 are registered (although a lot more are made) and are sailed in more than 110 countries. The 'Oppy' has been the starter boat for young sailors who have developed a lifelong love of sailing, some have gone on to achieve Olympic gold medals and around the world sailing success.
The first part of this book will help young sailors to understand the basics of sailing an Optimist and with the help of top tips and handy hints from well known sailors and coaches develop their skills and confidence. The second part leads on to more advanced techniques and racing.
Choosing and setting up the boat and rig
Basic and advanced sailing
Wind and weather
Tactics and strategy
Pb. 271pp 250x195mm