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The Optimist dinghy is a popular choice among young sailors everywhere. The single-handed vessels were designed for children and young teens, but they're certainly not toys. Classified by the International Sailing Federation (ISF) as International Class watercraft, Optimist dinghies may be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in seafaring.

Designed in 1947 by American boatmaker Clark Mills, the little Opti is one of the most beloved sailing vessels around. If you own one, you surely appreciate the speed and maneuverability afforded by Opti sailing. Of course, you'll want to keep your little sailboat in peak condition, so Vela Sailing Supply carries a wide range of Optimist dinghy parts for maintenance and repair. In our Optimist parts catalog, you'll find everything from sails and spars to rigging, oars, tillers and covers. When you're ready to know more about Opti parts and accessories, contact Vela Sailing Supply for help.

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