Welcome to the home of the US Optimist National Team!



The mission of the United States Optimist National Team is to:

  • Identify and develop the top Optimist sailors in the United States to prepare them for success in international competition;
  • Create awareness of opportunities and avenues in sailing after the Opti years;
  • Develop a Corinthian spirit and teamwork within the Opti community;
  • Produce good role models for the less-experienced sailors within the USODA, and;
  • Stress the importance of safety, fun, and good sportsmanship in sailboat racing.
Team Overview
Current Team Composition
Membership and Practice Fees
Practice Refund Policy
Guest Sailors
Practice Venues and Schedule
USNT Coaching