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news - Marinepool at the Opti World Championship

July 17 2013

The Optimist World Championship is taking place in Riva del Garda in Italy since July 15th.

Each year, 160 000 children aged between 7 and 14 years take their first runs onboard this little sailing boat. For 65 years, it has offered the opportunity to the youngest to discover the joys of sailing. Many champions have begun their training onboard an Optimist. There are currently over 400 000 Optimists worldwide !

Affiliated to the French Sailing Federation, the Optimist class aims to promote the practice of this dinghy boat in France and offer the opportunity to many children to learn about sailing and sea.

It supports young talents on many regional, national and international regattas. The main competition this year stands at the moment on Garda Lake Trentino in Italy and gathers up to 55 nationalities.

Marinepool is happy to have dressed the young French representants for this great summer event.

© Classe Optimist France

© Classe Optimist France