Optimist

We have three training groups for Optimist sailors. Optimist dinghies can be sailed by children between the ages of 7 and 15. Many successful competitive sailors have started their careers with Optimist (such as Silja Lehtinen and Oskari Muhonen from EPS).

Coaching fees

  • Optimist Blue&Green non-competitive training group €330/season (training once a week, Mondays or Thursdays) + €100 equipment charge for dinghies
  • Optimist Blue&Green training group €330/season (training twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays) + right to use an EPS dinghy (€100 equipment charge) + opportunity to enter Cadet regattas
  • Optimist competitive group €1050/season (training 4–5 times a week) incl. Ranking/Cadet regattas in the competition calendar of the Finnish Optimist Dinghy Association (must have your own dinghy)

The season begins in May and ends in October.

Interested? More information from the team leader:
Mia Kairi ( mia.kairi [at] espoonpursiseura.fi)

The ‘Blue & Green’ non-competitive group

This group is suitable for beginners who have been on the Sailing School’s elementary and intermediate course or anyone at the same level.

Optimist Cadet

This group, consisting of sailors aiming to advance to or already competing in the Finnish Optimist Dinghy Association’s regional Cadet class, trains partly together with sailors already competing in national competitions and the national Ranking class. Some training sessions will be only among this group.

Optimist Competitive

The Competitive group trains 3–4 times a week, and competes in the Finnish Ranking class, aiming to achieve Nordic, European or World Championship level.