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.



Click on dates for each event for further information and registration!




Sep 30 - Oct 2 - cancelled due to Hurricane Ian Training Block US Sailing Center, Miami, FL
Nov 4 - Nov 6 Training Block Key Biscayne YC, FL
Nov 21 - Nov 23 Training Block Southern YC, New Orleans, LA
Dec 19 - Dec 23 Training Block TBD, Miami, FL
Jan 11 - Jan 15 Monaco Optimist Team Racing Yacht Club de Monaco
Jan 20 - Jan 22 Training Block TBD, Miami, FL
Jan 26 - Jan 29 XV International Euromarina Optimist Trophy Torrevieja, Alicante (Spain)
Feb TBD Training Block TBD
Mar 2 - Mar 5 Optiorange Valencia International Regatta Valencia, Spain
Mar TBD Training Block TBD


Team Overview
Team Composition
Membership and Practice Fees
Training Block Refund Policy
USNT Coaching
Guest Sailors