NORTH RESULTS

2016

French Nationals Girls 1
Pâques Ligua Race
2,3 & 2 Girl
Pâques Ligua Race Benjamin 2
Brittany Champs 2 & 1 Girl
Spanish Champs 3 Overall
Spanish Champs Girls u13s 1,3
Lake Garda Easter Regatta 2 Cadet Div
Villamoura World Test Event 2,3
Troféu Duarte Bello/IV Troféu Almada 1,3
CIP Marsellies, Benjamin fleet 2,3
CIP Marsellies, Minims fleet 1 Girl
Liros Nordic Race, Sweden 1

2015

Munster Champs Junior 1,2
41º Torneio de Vilamoura de Vela do Carnaval
3
Portuguese Regionals:
3ª PAR Centro 2
4ª PAR Norte 2
3ª PAR Madeira 2,3
3ª PAR Sul 1
French Inter Ligue S, Maugio Carnon
3 Benjamin
3 Minime
French Inter Ligue N, St Quay Potriuex
1,2 Benjamin
Spanish Cup
1
Spanish Champs
1
Czech Nationals Girls 1
Czech Nationals Young Girls 1
Int'l Meeting, Vigo 1


2014

World Championship
1 Girl (4 Overall)
Spanish Champs
1
German Nationals
1
Czech Nationals
1,2 (1 Girl)
VII Int'l Trophy
1,2 Male
VII Int'l Trophy 1 Female
Palamos Regatta 1
French Ligue One 1,3
French Ligue Hyeres 3
Schoelcher Week Minimes 1,3
Benjamin 1,3
Spanish Cup 1 Girl (2,3 Overall)
Liros Nordic Race 1
Norwegian Cup 3

2013

US Nationals
1
Midwinters 1
Ireland Nationals 1
Spain Nationals Girls 1
Spain Nationals Boys 1
Great Lake Champs 1
Int'l French Cup 1,2,4,5
European Champs 1
SE Dinghy Champs 1,2,3
Marco Rizzotti Team Race 1
Palamos Trophy
1

2011

US Nationals
1
US Team Race Nationals 1
US Team Trials  1
New Englands 1
Valentine's Day Regatta 1
Trofeo Marcelo Campobasso 1
Baleares - Boys  1
Baleares - Girls 1
Finland Nationals  1
Austrian Nationals  1
Hungarian Nationals  1
Slovak Nationals  1
Czech Nationals  1
New Caledonia Nationals  1


2010

North Americans  1,2
Nationals Team Race  1
US Olympic Regatta  1,2,3
Valentine's Day  1,3,4
NZ N. Island Champs
1,3,4,5
Naples Cup - Boys   1
Naples Cup - Girls  1
Flanders Regatta  1,2,3
Gulf Coast Champs  1
3rd Int'l Trophy  1


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OPTIMIST SAILS


Ever since North Sails One Design started making sails our goal has been to make the fastest sails for any type of boat. The International Optimist Dinghy Class has always been one of our main focus points as these sailors are the one’s that we will be the future of our sport.

North Sails offers different designs based on the sailor's weight and predominant wind conditions.

Cross Cut Designs are a very forgiving cut that allows the sail to flex and twist easily without a major alteration in trim. These are great for sailors that sail in puffy conditions or that prefer not to adjust their sail as much. The Radial Designs are great for sailors who prefer a very active trim style. They are designed to hold their optimal shape across the breeze spectrum, as the sailor actively trims and tunes.

At this time, sail measurement certificates are not provided with the sails.



NORTH CROSSCUT DESIGNS:


 
MZX5 X-Cut Mainsail
Sailor weight: > 90lbs (> 40kg)
Wind Range: 0-25 knots (All-Purpose)


MZX4 X-Cut Mainsail
Sailor weight: < 100 lbs (< 43kg)
Wind Range: 0-25 knots (All-Purpose)



A new crosscut design featuring a very forgiving shape allowing the sailor to focus on the big picture on the race course. The MZX designs feature a powerful upper section that gives it the most "punch" of any sail on the market and it is easily de-powered as the breeze increases. The MZX are truly  all-purpose sailsl designed to give sailors an advantage in all conditions.

MZX5 / MZX4 standard features:

  • Contender Polykote sailcloth
  • Mylar Window
  • Active Leech
  • IODA Button
  • Telltales
  • Sail Bag
  • Sail Number Installation (if sail # is provided)
  • Sail Ties

Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Optimist experts or your local North Sails dealer.





NORTH RADIAL DESIGNS:
 
R1 Radial 
Sailor weight: 35-41kg / 77-90 lbs
Wind Range: 0-25 knots 
(All-Purpose)
 
R2 Radial
Sailor weight: 40-46 kg / 88-100 lbs
Wind Range: 0-25 knots 
(All-Purpose)
 
R4 Radial
Sailor weight: >45 kg / >100 lbs
Wind Range:0-25 knots 
(All-Purpose)



The new Japanese designed radial cut R1, R2 & R4  have now been released! During the last year we have been working hard on developing these new designs and have run a lot of speed test sessions to set a goal for better pointing and acceleration. We have now finalized the 3 types of design based on the P4 which is our previous successful radial design. The design comes in 3 weight range versions and is now ready for release following very impressive testing results to confirm their better performance.


Mainsail standard features:

  • Contender 2.99 Polykote with Radial Construction
  • Mylar Window
  • Active Leech
  • IODA Button
  • Telltales
  • Sail Bag
  • Sail Number
  • Class measurement/certificate is not included but can be offered on request subject to an additional charge

Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Optimist experts or your local North Sails dealer.




NORTH ENTRY LEVEL DESIGNS:





The new Crossover mainsail is designed for the entry level sailors that want to be competitive but need a more forgiving sail. Choose the Crossover + for sailors weighting over 85 lbs.


The Crossover mainsails feature:

  • CrossCut Construction
  • Mylar Window
  • Active Leech
  • Telltales
  • Sail Bag
  • Sail Number Installation (at an extra charge)

Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Optimist experts or your local North Sails dealer.


>> Contact the  Optimist Experts for additional information and questions about our products.

Tuning your Optimist for Speed


We have put together a new Tuning Guide with COMPLETE instructions and pictures on how to set up your Optmist for racing. Many tips and tricks that will really help you to sail faster.. for beginners and also advanced sailors! Even the parents will find this guide easy to follow when helping their kids!

>> Download the North Tuning Guide

>> NEW! CZero5 / DZero6 Tuning Table

>> NEW! CZero5 / DZero6 Light Air Sprit Tuning

>> Guide to install sail numbers on your Optimist sail


Have a Question? Ask the Optimist Experts




Optimist Carry All Bag

 
Keep all your Optimist gear neat and tidy with this carry all bag.
  • Padded with closed cell foam to keep blades safe from getting dinged.
  • TheCarry-All bag comes with three separate compartments that store the dagger board, rudder and accessories. It comes padded to offer additional protection for the foils, tiller and tiller extension.
    The bag is available in blue with a detachable shoulder strap.

  • Ventilated to allow wet gear to dry.
  • Padded carrying strap and handle.
  • Velcro closures will not corrode. A must have for your junior sailor.

Also available for the Optimist class:
  • Optimist Mast/Spar Bag
  • Optimist Hull Cover
  • Optimist Deck Cover




Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Optimist experts or your local North Sails dealer.

For additional information contact the North Optimist Experts:

ASIA & AUSTRALASIA

SAM HAINES, Australia
KEI TAKAKUWA, Japan
ANDREW WILLS, New Zealand
TIM ROSS, Singapore

EUROPE

HUGO ROCHA, Spain
GIULIO DESIDERATO, Italy
GAETAN AUNETTE, France
THOMAS NILSSON, Norway
MIKLAS MEYER, Germany
TIM RUSH, UK

NORTH AMERICA

ZEKE HOROWITZ, Chesapeake
MIKE MARSHALL, Rhode Island
TIM HEALY, Rhode Island


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