The Optimist European Championship is officially starting! It's been a huge pleasure - and in these specific times also quite a challenge - to host no less than 270 sailors from 77 countries!

Most of the teams have arrived earlier, in the past days already, to get some additional pre-race training and familiarising with the conditions in our Piran bay, before the races start on Tuesday.

We’re so happy and proud to see how even the youngest sailors understand the importance of wearing masks and social distancing at this moment, and follow the instructions in such great manner!

Please, follow the event on our Facebook and Instargam page, as well as on the IODA official microsite here: