Worldwide some 350.000 children have learned to sail in these fun little boats. These PE optimists are rock solid and have quite a few special details A fantastic instructional boat that will make not only sailing schools and associations, but also the children themselves, very happy.
If you choose the complete boat, we supply the following parts as standard.
Our first contact with Gerke was immediately both fun and constructive!
Initially, we added to our fleet, but now our entire basic instructional fleet consists of WorldWide Sailors… So far, we have had no cost to them and that makes the Association happy.
The WoldWide Sailors are very calming for novice sailors. They soon find that if they happen to accidentally be on the wrong side, nothing crazy happens. As a result, they gain confidence in their boat faster. When they then later switch to a competition optimist, they naturally get a bit nervous and need some getting used to. Even the children with their own boat get into the ‘blue boats’ with a lot of wind and start planing away!
Eric Rijksen, KNZ & RV Muiden
Kerteminde Sejlklub has been so fortunate to be able to invest in 5 optimists from WW Sailing in spring 2022. During the Corona pandemic we experienced a huge interest from children who was looking for an interest that was not shut down and where they could get some social connection – this is exactly what sailing can do!
Mr. Gerke Smakman was a huge help and 5 dinghies was shipped to Kerteminde in Denmark so we could be prepared an ready for the season 2022.
The boats are perfect, they are easy to handle, lots a space for two or even three new sailors and once they feel safe and secure the can easily handle the boats themselves even though they are new on the water.
It is the perfect long term investment and we are looking forward to many many years in the optimists.
Susanne Flarup Nygaard
BAS Kraner A/S