Optimist Fleet


The Optimist is, quite simply, the dinghy in which the young people of the world learn to sail. It is a single sailor, 7’6″ by 3’8″ flat bottomed, hard-chine, pram-bowed dinghy. The boat weighs 77lbs and is easily car topped frequently with two on the roof. It is the only dinghy approved by the International Sailing Federation exclusively for sailors under 16 years of age. Optis are sailed in over 95 countries by over 150,000 people. In the US, Optis are sailed across the country with concentrations in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic States, Midwest, and Gulf Coast. Opti sailing has been growing at a tremendous rate throughout the country for the last few years.

Fleet Roster

Fleet Representative: John Holland

2777 Tater Tot Kate Lyon
9772   Connor Pecht
10885 Zaaba Mark Lyon
12214   John Lynch
14416   Joseph Plummer
15413 Mad Frey Aran Freytag
15420   Victor Larimer
16968   Jared Plummer
17358 Galloping Ghost Chapman Petersen
17557 Mighty Quin Quin Frazier
18872 Optimist Prime George Holland
20730 American Beauty Caroline Holland
21229   Ellie Hirn
    Trip Hirn
    Reid Hirn
  Zephyr Buddy Melges
  Bail Out Adam Lyon