We challenge you, your friends, your family, your colleagues, your kids and any sailor in South Africa and the world to get into an Optimist Dinghy for charity.

The Little Optimist Global Challenge

On any body of water, anywhere in the world, in any Optimist dinghy . Enter, raise funds for charity, send us a pic, have fun and help inspire at-risk youth.

The inaugural 2020 event was a tremendous success, with entries from all over South Africa, even as far afield as Witbank.

We had over 300 entrants sailing in dams, oceans, canals, tidal pools, on skyscrapers, in aquariums and in swimming pools.

Entrants ranged from 5 year old Seth Bruyns to 83 year old John Lazarus.

We proudly offered sailing therapy to 70 disadvantaged and vulnerable children, giving them a chance to experience the magic of sailing.

Our challenge raised over ZAR 240 000 for 14 different charities – See the pics and winners HERE

Crazy celebrities got involved and sailed in Optimists for charity– these included rugby world cup ,winning captain Siya Kolosi , as well as Nik Rabinowitz , Scarra Ntubeni, Yaaseen Barnes, Majozi , Ryan Stramrood , George Kypros, Josh Riley, Matt Bromley , Mickey February, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Deon Bing, Tanya Nefdt and Frank Solomon. We value and appreciate their support for our first ever CHALLENGE!

In this crazy Covid year, we delivered smiles and hope to 1000s, and value to our sponsors and charities with PR Coverage of over R5.7 million.
Read the full PR Report HERE

Watch this space for more info on our 2021 Challenge . It’s your chance to jump back into an Optimist and sail, sit or do something crazy for charity.

Contact us and enter , book or tell us your challenge idea for 2021 .

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