The Great Optimist Race is an annual sailing competition that brings together 70 skippers from diverse backgrounds, including celebrities, children, differentlyabled individuals, and cancer patients. The event celebrates inclusivity and unity through sailing, promoting inspiration and making a difference. Proceeds from the race go to various charities, and it is a symbol of hope that demonstrates that anything is possible with determination and optimism.
Get ready for an unforgettable event as the Great Optimist Race returns to Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, featuring a diverse fleet of novice sailors, including an alladaptive team of differentlyabled individuals. The event invites nonprofessional sailors to compete and raise funds for The Little Optimist Trust and a cause of their choice. This year’s race will implement a relay team format to promote inclusivity, and attendees can enjoy various familyfriendly attractions available at the Boatica exhibition. Join the race, form a team, and be inspired by the participants’ bravery and determination in breaking barriers and defying stereotypes.