McLaughlin Club Racer Optimist

SKU: 10027
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The McLaughlin Optimist is the most popular Opti we sell. The 'Club Racer' version is inexpensive and durable for clubs, programs, learn to sail and families just getting started. A supremely stable sailboat for first timers, it is a platform for young sailors to learn boathandling, sail trim, and racing skills. For junior racers, the Optimist offers access to international competition that is some of the best dinghy racing in the world. The McLaughlin Optimist is North American made and can be outfitted with several rig and sail options. All boats start with the World Champion hull and spars and sails to get you on the water.

Boats are not eligible for free shipping, but easy and inexpensive delivery options for Western North America are available. Use the 'Request A Quote button' to get a shipping quote.



McLaughlin "World Champion" Hull - All McLaughlin Optimists start with a time-tested hull that has won the US Nationals and the Worlds. It's fast out of the box and ready to accept advanced racing equipment as your sailor's skills grow. Standard features include reinforced chines, wall-to-wall nonskid, adjustable mast step, precision aligned daggerboard truck, Harken and Optiparts hardware, hiking straps, and high float airbags.

Club Racer Specifications - World Champion hull with Upgraded Club spars, class legal Upgraded Club sail, and New Rule epoxy blades. This intro level package is simple to rig but still perfectly class legal for racing. Perfect for the first time sailor or club use.

All boats include:

  • Bailer & lanyard
  • Ball bearing HARKEN kit including "Carbo Ratchet" block
  • Floating lightweight mainsheet
  • Floating, high-vis bowline & bow loop
  • 3 EZ-fill heavy duty airbags and straps
  • Adjustable black, wide-padded hiking straps
  • Delrin mast collar w/ mast safety tie-in
  • Stainless steel adjustable mast step
  • Daggerboard adjustment system w/ handle
  • Non-skid surfacing in cockpit
  • Owners manual and rigging guide
  • IYRU plaque and USODA measurement book


Buying From 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 80-100 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 sailboats 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 $1millon 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.

Reach out to our team anytime at or (503) 285-5536 ext 2.

Additional Info

Additional Info

  • Length: 7'9"
  • Beam: 3'8"
  • Weight: 77lbs
SKU 10027
Condition New
Manufacturer McLaughlin


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