The OPTIMIST is the largest youth dinghy racing class in the world. It is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15, with over 150,000 boats officially registered with the class and many more built but not registered.

“Nationals”, as we call it, is held every year, usually in August; this year is the 34rd year of the event. The event rotates between a West, Central and East location. The event consists of a Fleet Racing Championship and a Team Racing Championship and it serves as the only qualifier event for the Canadian sailors to the IODA Worlds, IODA Europeans, IODA North Americans and IODA South Americans.

Chester Yacht Club (CYC) is extremely pleased to be chosen as host for the 2020 Canadian Optimist Championship. We expect to welcome over 100 sailors aged 8 to 15 years old who will compete for the national title and the right to represent Canada in international competition.

The OPTIMIST is the largest youth dinghy racing class in the world. It is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15, with over 150,000 boats officially registered with the class and many more built but not registered.

“Nationals”, as we call it, is held every year, usually in August; this year is the 34rd year of the event. The event rotates between a West, Central and East location. The event consists of a Fleet Racing Championship and a Team Racing Championship and it serves as the only qualifier event for the Canadian sailors to the IODA Worlds, IODA Europeans, IODA North Americans and IODA South Americans.

Chester Yacht Club (CYC) is extremely pleased to be chosen as host for the 2020 Canadian Optimist Championship. We expect to welcome over 100 sailors aged 8 to 15 years old who will compete for the national title and the right to represent Canada in international competition.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors will have an opportunity to invest in youth excellence in sport during this prestigious Canadian sailing event. They will have access to two desirable demographics: first, young sailors aged 8 to 15 who influence the purchasing decisions of their parents: and second, parents of the competitors who are typically affluent, well-educated individuals from yacht clubs across around the world. Additionally, CYC’s international membership base is an ideal demographic to whom you will be advertising your brand and corporate identity, especially with a number of high-profile regattas happening at CYC in August 2020.

We offer several levels of sponsorship as outlined below and named by fleet (red, blue, white and green). We look forward to discussing these opportunities with you.



Premier Sponsor

$10,000+
  • Lead event sponsor – INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVITY
  • Logo located prominently on all printed and online materials
  • Multiple advertising opportunities onsite and on-water
  • Your logo on bow of Championship Fleet Race Committee and support boats
  • Invitation to all events Verbal recognition at all events and awards ceremonies
  • Mention in all press releases