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Zim Z Force Optimist

$3,590.00
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SKU:
10145
MPN:
ZIMOPTIZFORCE

Availability:

Our Zim Pro Optis are made to order. Expect a 6-8 week lead time from order to delivery.


Optis are still used by some programs to teach their elite sailors to race in huge worldwide competitions.

Overview

Zim Sailing's Z Force Opti is the ultimate package for youth racers and comes equipped with the performance rigging and gear you will need to achieve success at every level of competition. Our Z Force Opti is available in several colors including: Red, Orange, Light Blue, Dark Blue, White, Gray, and Black. Zim Optimists have won many local, regional and national regattas. They were chosen as the charter boat for the 2009 IODA African Championships. The Z Force Opti comes with a USODA registration, sail number and one year membership for new members.

Z FORCE OPTIMIST CONSTRUCTION

  • IODA approved and measured hull
  • Biaxial cloth hull promotes optimum strength characteristics
  • Hull bonded with superior structural adhesive to ensure stiffness
  • Your choice of colors available on aft sides and transom:Red, Orange, Light Blue, Dark Blue, White, Gray, and Black
  • Extensive attention to detail and polished finish

FOILS & HARDWARE

  • Green Championship epoxy racing foils
  • Polyurethane coated airbags
  • Harken Carbo ratchet blocks

SAILS & RIGGING

  • Optiparts BlackGold spar set
  • Dyneema/Vectran control lines
  • Trigger release shackle on Dyneema mainsheet pennant
  • Double tapered mainsheet

COLOR OPTIONS

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SPECIFICATIONS

    • Length - 7.7 feet
    • Beam - 3.7 feet
    • Mainsail Area - 35 sq ft
    • Hull Weight - 77 lbs

FAQs

There are a few Optimist builders. Which one is best?

Fundamentally, questions like this on a kids boat are one of the reasons we're so opposed to it being used. Kids 7-12 should be out having fun, learning about the sport and growing their skills. Instead, we force them to race a certain way, in a slow, complicated boat, with a coach always by their side. And then the manufacturers get to promote every little detail that makes their boat slightly better than others. If you have to get an Opti, McLaughlin and Zim make great boats. Pick one, order it and move on.

Read Our Optimist FAQs

Can you tell me a bit more about how ordering a boat works?

We can walk you through the process from start to finish. Below read our most Frequently Asked Questions that will answer a lot of your questions.

Read Our Boat Ordering FAQs

I've read all about your boats, but I still have questions... can you answer those?

Happily. And we feel you, it's not always easy to get all the information from a single webpage. We've prepared some FAQs to take the mystery out of researching our boats.

Read Our Sailboat FAQs

Boat Delivery is going to be expensive, isn't it?

Despite their size, we are able to ship most boats around North America safely and inexpensively. While boats don't qualify for free shipping, we do subsidize the cost for each customer to keep it reasonable. To see your exact cost, add a boat to your cart and it will show an exact flat rate cost as you checkout. Typically, small boats ship for $300-$600, medium sized boats ship for $400-$800, and larger boats, such as the RS Venture or RS21, ship for $700-$1200.

Why West Coast Sailing

We represent a dozen sailboat brands from all around the world. Our dinghy sailboat inventory is second to none, with at least 100 boats in stock in our warehouse at any time. Our staff has extensive experience sailing, racing, rigging, coaching and delivering boats worldwide. This is what we do:

  • Selection – 70+ models of boats from manufacturers around the world.
  • Service – Our staff is focused on helping you Own The Water.
  • Experience – The team here has decades of experience on all types of dinghies.
  • Inventory – Over $1million of boats and parts inventory in stock at all times.
  • Logistics – We have experience shipping boats all over the world, at reasonable rates, quickly.
  • Rigging – We rig most boats by hand, and stand behind our work.
  • Long Term Support – We are a leader in our industry, and we didn't get here by cutting corners. We have your back.
  • Apparel and Accessories – We have the apparel, accessories, trailers and dollies to go with each boat.

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