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.



2021 - 2022


Jul 22-23 | Nationals Practice - BBSA at ODU

Oct 21-22 | Pre-LYC Team Race Practice - Lauderdale YC

Nov 22-23 | Pre-Midwinters (STQ) Practice - Southern YC

Dec 18-23 | Pre-Orange Bowl Practice - US Sailing Center Miami

Jan 12-16 | Monaco Team Race (by invitation)

Jan 26-30 | Miami Training Weekend (3- or 5-day option)

Jan 26-30 | Optimist Excellence Cup - Spain

Feb 28-Mar 6 | Orange Valencia Regatta - Spain

Late Mar/Early Apr | Bodrum, Turkey event (by invitation)




2021-22 Team Selection Process


National Team Coach Selection









Team Overview
Current Team Composition
Membership and Practice Fees
Practice Refund Policy
Guest Sailors
Practice Venues and Schedule
USNT Coaching