Optimist Prime Launched

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Optimist Prime Launched

Ben Hartnett Optimist Sailing

Well the sailing season is underway downunder and we have taken delivery of a brand new Optimist from Ozi Opt’s Steven Bond. Bondy delivered the goods with a new North Sail and jumbo boom. The boat was delivered after three boys wrapped up their attendance at the Tackers program run by Yachting Victoria.

Lachie my youngest named the boat Optimist Prime after the character in Transformers. Personally I would have called the boat Megan Fox but hey its there boat not mine! We took the Opti out with our Minnow “Tardis”. Both Ben and Finn sailed both boats. Ben (12) being taller prefers the Opti and Finn (8 years) seems to sail the Opti with more confidence for some reason. I think its the Opti’s smaller sail area and wider cockpit. Next stop is a three day Opti training clinic at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club.

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