best sailor in the world can't win without a good boat" - Dennis
the finest Optimist sailboat in the world; meticulously designed with
technically advanced components and
manufactured in Europe.
you're a serious sailor this is a serious boat !
Zoum has won all the most important events world-wide:
at World Championships,
at European Championships,
at South American Championships,
at North American Championships,
at many regional championships in the USA, including US Nationals &
US Team Trials.
Champion and European Champion Nicolas Rolaz said "I've owned
several of the best Optimist sailboats, and my ZOUM-Racer was easily
the best - a great way to end my opti career!".
US World Team member Axel Sly said "most responsive boat I've
ever owned." Two-time US World Team member Richard Schuurmans
said "boat speed is the advantage".
World Team member Martina Sly said "ZOUM-Racer has proven to be
a winner over the past years".
World Team member Russell Clarida said "ZOUM-Racer is definately
a weapon... faster, lighter, just a few grams above minimum weight".
US World Team member Ivan Shestopalov said "my ZOUM-Racer is one
of my secrets to winning".
World Team member Shawn Harvey said "Thank you ZOUM-Racer!".
sailors buy ZOUM-Racers for their children because they know the
is built to last!
materials are sourced throughout the world: Swedish foam, Italian
stitched cloth, American resin and gelcoats and English adhesive.
Everything is the best, strongest and stiffest. Build is
unmistakable. Bonds are strongest in the industry. Moulds are
perfect. Every step taken to achieve exceptional durability.
built to win!
is fast, responsive with excellent feel. Every detail orchestrated to
advance the skipper including:
optimally heightened mast step,
optimally lowered daggerboard trunk,
optimally maximized waterline,
and optimally sharpened chine.
rudder fittings through daggerboard to deck collar – perfectly
aligned, laser controlled.
ZOUM-Racer is fair and perfectly balanced.
results are unmatched: medaled in every fleet often winning 1st…
won every class at US National Championships. Amazing 60% of
ZOUM-Racers on circuit win medals regularly. 90% of US Team Trial
ZOUM-Racers qualified for US National Teams - 60% for North Americans
& World Team.
No other brand has won so
disproportionately as the ZOUM-Racer; the best sailors choose the
best boat – ZOUM-Racer.
simply the boat to buy if you've done your homework. Use side-by-side
comparison. Seek references. Ask why seasoned competitors switch to
before you buy: minimum weight, optimal distribution, premium
hardware and components.
the ZOUM-Racer because it’s the best!
all over the world, delivered by us to you door-step, whereever you
Specification of a standard ZOUM-Racer
directional non-woven stitched biaxial glass and top quality
glassfibre and woven rovings, hand laid for superior rigidity.
Bonding agent 10x more expensive than competitors' and will not
fail. Superior resins and best quality closed cell PVC sandwich
construction with extended in-mould curing, produce the stiffest
hull with lowest possible torsion deflection. ZOUM-Racer is minimum
weight with optimal weight distribution. Simply put – a faster,
more responsive boat.
Elite Orbit Racing Blocks- over 21:1 holding power- double that of
competitors' with a 10% reduction in weight. High compression grade
acetal ball bearings and secondary full-contact bearing. Minimum
friction across working load range. Floating sheave and bearing
system supported by fiber-reinforced load frame. Design computer
modeled and stress optimized. Dyneema® Link produced from FSE
Robline SK75 fiber- 10 x stronger and lighter than steel - standard
Robline – The ultimate PES, double Tapered Main Sheet from 9mm to
6.5mm to 9mm - minimize weight, water absorption and friction
through blocks - standard on ZOUM-Racer.
revolutionary ZhikGrip hiking strap turns boat into extension of
body through patented grip between the boot and strap - standard on
Mk4 spars with the new stiffer upgraded mast, improved cleat
positioning, and 45mm boom keep better sail shape. Vectran lines
lower weight. Alloy reduces oxidation. Natura 50 micron hard
annodized metal ages better than competitors. A special "hi-seal"
minimizes risk of galvanic corrosion. These dominate the top field -
standard on ZOUM-Racer.
epoxy foam championship racing foils- custom engineered for maximum
stiffness. Infused epoxy with Divinycell foam and sanded finish to
reduce boundary layer drag. The best! - standard on ZOUM-Racer.
transom and in mold accent - standard on ZOUM-Racer.
friction nylon racing deck collar and sleeve - standard on
lock, 2 bailers, protest flag, upgraded custom Marlow bowline and
Solcor solid core elastomer shock cord - standard on ZOUM-Racer
premium highfloat polyurethane coated nylon air bags - standard on
Zoum Membership tracks and supports ZOUM-Racer skippers through
their opti career.