This page is designed to try and pull together a collection of informative and interesting videos for any budding Optimist at Spinnaker Club. The authors take no credit for the creation of these videos.

Please see the playlists below with tips for Optimists: tacking; gybing; accelerating; stopping; windward mark rounding; leeward mark rounding, some Spinnaker Fleet members demonstrating training techniques, and some bonus added videos.

If anyone has any footage of sailing at Spinnaker or Spinnaker sailors elsewhere (or simply a favourite Oppi video)  than please let me know so we can feature it. Email me at

RYA Optimist Sailing Tips

Our very own sailors…

Bonus Oppi Videos