We challenge you, your friends, your family, your colleagues, your kids and any sailor in South Africa and the world to sail an Optimist Dinghy for charity.

The Little Optimist Global Race
9-18 October 2020

On any body of water, anywhere in the world, in any Optimist dinghy, between 9-18 October. Enter, raise funds for charity, track your race, have fun and help inspire at-risk youth.

Optimist Sailing is one of the biggest sailing classes in the world – there is a network of more than 150 000 registered Optimists in 120 countries around the globe.
Many of us — including great sailors, CEOs, sportspeople, celebrities, moms, dads and kids around the world – first learned to sail in an Optimist Dinghy,
and these fantastic little boats still hold a special place in many of our hearts.

It’s your chance to jump back into an Optimist in aid of our Foundation or a charity close to your heart. Sail for your charity, sail for fun and sail to inspire!

The Little Optimist Trust has a sailing academy at Cape Town’s Zeekoeivlei Yacht Club and we’ll have our Optimist fleet race ready on selected days between 9-18 October. Contact us and book a time to race for charity! But anyone else around the country and the world with access to an Optimist can also take part.


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