RYA Optimist Videos
Windward Mark Rounding
Leeward Mark Rounding
Links to really useful information for young sailors
(With thanks to the NSW Opti Association)
Books for Sailors
RYA Optimist Handbook – The Optimist Sailor’s Bible
RYA Optimist Coach Handbook – The Opti Coach’s Bible!
The Winner’s Guide to Optimist Sailing – Another guide to sailing your Opti well.
Some Great Sailing Themed Fiction
Swallows and Amazons – a classic, this is the first in the series of 12 novels by Arthur Ransome, about a group of children who go sailing and have lots of adventures – think the Famous Five on water.
The Salt Stained Book – This is the first book in a trilogy by Julia Jones who grew up on Arthur Ransome’s boat Peter Duck. These books are the modern version of Swallows and Amazons, a fun and exciting read.