Optimist Class Info
Quantum’s Optimist program has been powering young sailors to the top of the fleet for more than 20 years, winning multiple world, European, North American, South American and regional championships. We offer a full range of sails, from our trainer—for sailing schools and junior programs—to our longer-lasting radial blue, green and black race sails. Our newest additions are the XR-1 green and black, for when you’re ready to accelerate your program.
Quantum’s Optimist designer and team leader, Fernando Sallent, created the dinghy department for Quantum Spain in Barcelona, where he has been developing sails for more than 28 years. Fernando’s Optimist sails have won five World Championships. Under his guidance, we are constantly updating our sail selection, sail shapes and cloth options to keep our sails in front of the fleet.