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The Optimist is, quite simply, the dinghy in which the young people of the world learn to sail.

Sailed in over 110 countries by over 150,000 young people,
it is the ONLY dinghy approved by the International Sailing Federation exclusively for sailors under 16 years of age.

At the Athens Olympics over 60% of the skippers and 70% of the medal winning skippers were former Optimist sailors.

12 in our fleet
2.31m (7’6.1/2”) long
1.13m (3’8”) wide
Weight 35kg (77lbs)
Sail Area: 35 sq. feet.

Safe and simple enough for a 7-year old, each boat carries three flotation bags, insuring a buoyant, self-righting boat.
The Opti is also exciting and technical enough for a 15-year old.

Our fleet currently consists of 10 wooden Optis and 2 Fiberglass Optis. They all have new hardware, rigging and sails.

FJ / Flying Jr.

Sailors graduating from the Optimist class and have experience with the Sunfish will find the FJs to be manageable and a lot of fun. It is safe for young sailors and quick enough to keep experienced sailors challenged. Teamwork, racing skills, and advanced safety knowledge will be part of the challenges in sailing this popular boat.

18 FJs in our fleet
Length 13’3”
Beam 4’11”
Weight 210lbs
Sail area: 100 sq ft (main&jib)

Sailboat Fleets include:

10 – Optis
8 – Lasers (4.7, Radial and Full Rigs)
6 – 420s
18 – FJs
1 – Yng Ling (Keel Boat)
6 – Cal 25s (Keel Boat)
Other KeelBoats – (34’, 38’, 42’, 45’ and a 42’ Catamaran)

Non-Sail Fleets Include:

Power Boats
Solo Kayaks
Tandem Kayaks
Dinghies with Outboard Engines

Potential Boats

We are wanting to increase our fleet to include more FJs, 420s, Lasers, Keel Boats, Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle Boats, and most any boat that a family or young sailor could enjoy. If you have one that you would like to donate to a good cause, please Contact Us or call us at 252-474-6000 and we can point you in the right direction.


Bow to Stern Sailing School

PO Box 596, Oriental NC, 28571
Ph: 252-474-6000
Fax: 252-249-2424
Email: Jim@BowtoSternBoating.com