At last, almost 150 sailors from 24 countries got the Optimist Mediterranenan Championship under way with the first three Races of the qualifying series, in medium wind conditions of 10 to 12 knots. With almost no organizing problems and with a lot of anxiety, the Mediterranean Optimist Championship set the stage for what is going to be the biggest sailing event ever organized in the region. The 1st out of five International Sailing Events and the last pre-event prior to the 2018 Optimist World Championship is now underway.

The Optimist Mediterranean Championship 2018 will be completed on Saturday, 25th August 2018 and Awards will be granted to the winners at 17:00 hrs at the Famagusta Nautical Club, Limassol.