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Boats + Kids = Fun!
Sailing is fun: a great social life, now and for the rest of your days
Sailing is for all: tall? short? fat? thin? girl? boy? green with pink spots? - sailing is for you
Sailing builds self-reliance, physical strength, quick thinking and a love of the environment
Sailing doesn’t cost a fortune - we’ll talk about that later
Why the Optimist?
Optimists are designed for kids.
They can handle them without danger, fear or back-strain.
Single-handed is best, they didn’t learn to ride a bike on a tandem.
Over 150,000 kids in over 100 countries cannot be wrong.
The only junior class offering international competition and travel.
The Optimist is not only the biggest dinghy class in the world, it is the fastest growing.
dinghy recognised by the ISAF*
for under 16s*the world organising body for sailing.
Almost 2/3rds of Olympic medalists at the last two Olympics were Optimist sailors.
A large and active fleet at DYC.
What are you waiting for?!
Key Events 2011-12
IODA African Optimists Championship 2011
. October 1-9. Hammamet, Tunisia
International Optimist Dinghy Association
Tanzania Optimist Association (TODA)
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