If you want the best quality equipment from companies like; Far East, J-sails, N1 foils, Giulietti, TEB, Harken, Maffioli, Magic Marine and others, shops with us.
If you want the best advice from; Rob McMillan, Rob Brewer, Laura Caldecoat, Ben Franklin, Matteo Zuppini, Mitch Buckingham or Liam Bennet, give us a call today. At NB Sailsports, we aren't saies people, we're sailors and in some cases Opti partents too!
NB Sailsports supplies Fast East Boats, the largest selling Optimist in the World. The Far East Champioship model has a build quality and finish that is second to none and as a consequence of this it is used at most of the major Opti regattas as the supplied equipment.
Far East Spars are also world class having been used by Noppakao Poonpat from Thailand to win the 2010 worlds in Malaysia, but we are equally happy to supply you Blackgold or Giulietti spars too.
NB is working in preference with J-sails, the most internationally proven sail on the Optimist scene. We can also supply other brands - give us a call
Just starting out in sailing? Here's info about the Optimist:
The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy sailed by children up to the age of 15. It was designed in 1947 by Clark Mills of Florida to be home built from a single sheet of plywood, 2”dowel for the spars and a bed sheet for the sail, it spread quickly across Europe and the design was standardized in 1960 and became a strict one-design in 1995.
It is one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world, with over 150,000 boats officially registered with the class and many more built but never registered. It is sailed in over 120 countries and it is the only single hander approved by the International Sailing Federation exclusively for sailors under 16. At the Beijing Olympics, 85% of medal winning skippers were former Optimist dinghy sailors.
The Optimist was first introduced in Australia in the 1970’s at Sandy Bay Sailing Club, Tasmania where KA1 still lives. It took 30 odd years to register the first 300 boats, but since 2007 the fleet has quadrupled and today there is some 1200 boats registered nationally and sailing in every state.