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International Optimist Dinghy: One Design Data Sheet

Banks Optimist sails have been developed in conjunction with sailors and coaches in the UK and abroad and also with the manufacturers of the latest fabrics.

As a result of this work, we continue to offer two designs which are aimed to cover the ranges of weights and sailing conditions found in Optimist racing.

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Cut from 2.99 Contender Polykote Ripstop. Standard specification includes:- leech tell-tales, battens, Polymex window, insignia, sail numbers and long sailbag.

We offer two designs - FS99 and DR98. The DR98 is great for the heavier sailor (over 48kg) but is still manageable by most competitive sailors. The FS99 is perfect for the lighter or less experienced helm, and is particularly suited to flat water.









FS99 design
A new design for the lighter sailors. Smooth sections combine with a luff designed to make this sail really easy to use.



DR98 design
Designed for the more competitive or heavier sailor and open water. Similar in many ways to our old 8A6, Drive and 2DR designs with a full entry, but the leech opens more readily in lighter conditions. This makes it quite easy to use and generates a lot of power and with high pointing.





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Delivery folded in a box



UK delivery rolled in protective tube



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