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International Optimist Summer Cup 2023

New! Registrations are open! Cliquer ici pour la version française : French version

General info
Coupe Internationale d'Été à Perros-Guirec du 15 au 21 juillet

The summer cup in Perros-Guirec

15-21 July 2023

The International Optimist Summer Cup will be held in Perros-Guirec, Trestraou beach. The ASN Perros-Guirec is organising the event, with the technical and human support of the nautical centre (CNPG) and the Perros-Guirec town hall, as well as the CDV22.

20 years after the last Summer Cup in Trestraou, 300 to 400 Optmists are expected on the water. This is one of the biggest sailing events in France, and the biggest competition for children (8-14 years old). More than 400 young French and foreign competitors are expected for a week of regattas, more than 2,000 people in all (racers, staff, supporters…) should be present.

The Summer Cup, the great Optimist festival

The largest Optimist festival in France, it is a qualifying event for the world championship and one of the largest gatherings in Europe: participants from all over the world come to take part in the competition, as in the 2019 International Cup in Plérin, where young people have come from the United States and South Africa.

In addition to the regattas and the raid, numerous events are also planned on land for what is a real Optimist festival.

They talk about it…

Erven Léon, mayor of Perros-Guirec: « This major event is in line with our desire to host and promote major sporting events, but also to revive light sailing and cruising.« 

Alexandre Grass, President of ASN Perros-Guirec: « This magnificent event will allow Perros to regain its identity in the sailing world and will boost the ASNP. It’s a great challenge and we’ll have to mobilise more than 200 volunteers. It is also a federative event at the level of the districts.« 

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Summer Cup partners


Information for attendees


Online registration is now open! Click on the link:


Click here for the official board (race documents, juries and results).

Declarations of compliance with the rules of measurement:

Upcoming documents: Sailing Instructions and Appendix.


Find on the website of the tourist office of Perros-Guirec and on the website of the tourist office of Bretagne Côte de Granit Rose, information on accommodation nearby.

Arrival and access map to the site (Trestraou)

Steps to take on arrival

  1. Optimists (and manual trailers) will be dropped at Place Adolphine and Jean Siffre, entrance by Boulevard Thalassa
  2. Meeting point at the Village de la Glisse, in front of the sea, 3 boulevard Joseph Le Bihan, for the measurement
  3. Confirmation of registrations (at the Village de la Glisse)
  4. Deposit of trailers (of cars) at La Clarté, espace Gabi Ollivier, entrance by the rue des Patriotes

Launching Optimists and safety boats

  • The launching of Optimists (by manual trailers) will take place on the slipway of the Perros-Guirec nautical centre in Trestraou (in pink on the map), near the beach huts
  • Launching of the safety boats :
    • Linkin slipway, near the port of Perros-Guirec (in yellow on the map): 4 meters of water required for a RIB to pass
    • Park Ar Bivic slipway, in the port of Ploumanac’h (orange on the map): 3 meters of water required for a RIB to pass
    • Other possibility: access via the wet basin in the port of Perros-Guirec (please note the opening hours)

Week schedule

To download:

National Opti 2003

Memories: 2003 National Optimist

On 7 July 2003, the ninth National Optimist race opened in Trestraou for a full week (photo opposite).

It was a real spectacle to see 607 Optimists leave the beach. The racers, boys and girls aged 8 to 14, raced in teams in the morning and individually in the afternoon.

The French Team Cup saw seven regional teams of benjamins and thirteen of minimes compete. Each team had three or four budding sailors (depending on the category), including at least one girl. They compete against each other in matches, with the team with the fewest points winning.

In the individual competition, the 600 competitors were divided into three rounds, according to their level. They were ranked according to the best of nine races on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Petit Bateau raid, organised on Wednesday, saw a record participation of 605 boats, i.e. 605 Optimists on the same starting line at 10am for a race in the bay of Perros.

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