The best sailor in the world can't win without a good boat" - Dennis Conner
Zoum Racer is the finest optimist sailboat in the world; meticulously designed with technically advanced components; European manufacturing. Race-sponsor supported for unmatched racing pedigree. If you're a serious sailor this is a serious boat!… Team Zoum has won all the most important events: 1st at World Championships, 1st at European Championships, 1st at South American Championships, 1st and North American Championships, 1st at many regional championships including US Nationals & US Team Trials.
World Champion (by 22 pts) 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!" Three-time World Team member Axel Sly said "most responsive boat I've ever owned." Two-time World Team member Richard Schuurmans said "boat speed is the advantage." World Team member Martina Sly said "Zoum has proven to be a winner over the past years." World team member Russell Clarida said "Zoum is definately a weapon... faster, lighter, just a few grams above minimum weight." Two-time World team member Ivan Shestopalov said "my Zoum is one of my secrets to winning." World Team member Shawn Harvey said "Thank you Zoum!" Professional sailors buy Zoum Racers for their children because they know the difference.
Zoum is built to last! Best materials are sourced throughout the world: Swedish foam, Italian stitched cloth, American resin & gelcoats, and English adhesive. Everything is the best, strongest, & stiffest. Build is unmistakable. Bonds are strongest in the industry. Molds are perfect. Every step taken to achieve exceptional durability.
Zoum is built to win! Hull is fast, responsive with excellent feel. Every detail orchestrated to advance the skipper including heightened mast step, lowered dagger board trunk, maximized waterline, & sharpened chine. From antiglare gelcoat - to deck collar - dagger board - rudder fitting alignment. The Zoum is fair & perfectly balanced.
Racing 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 boats- Zoum.
Quite simply the boat to buy if you've done your homework. Use side-by-side comparison. Seek references. Ask why seasoned competitors switch to Zoum. Verify the Zoum advantage before you buy: minimum weight, optimal distribution, premium hardware, & components. Choose the Zoum Racer because it’s the best!
Also available on the continent for European delivery.
- Multi directional non-woven stitched biaxial glass hand laid for superior rigidity vs competitors' chopped or woven matt. Bonding agent 10 x more expensive than competitors' and will not fail. Superior resins & Divinicell closed cell PVC sandwich construction with extended in-mold 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
- Ronstan 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 on Racer
- FSE 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 Racer.
- Zhik’s revolutionary ZhikGrip hiking strap turns boat into extension of body through patented grip between the boot & strap - standard on Racer
- Optimax MKIV Spars with the new stiffer upgraded mast, improved cleat positioning, & 45MM boom keep better sail shape. Vectran lines lower weight. Alloy reduces oxidation. Natural 50 micron hard annodized metal ages better than competitors. A special "hi-seal" minimizes risk of galvanic corrosion. All around a better rig than the BlackGold. These dominate the top field - standard on Racer
- Zoum 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 Racer
- Clear transom & in mold accent- standard on Racer
- Low friction nylon racing deck collar & sleeve- standard on Racer
- Mast lock, 2 bailers, protest flag, upgraded custom Marlow bowline & Solcor solid core elastomer shock cord- standard on Racer
- Three premium highfloat polyurethane coated nylon air bags- standard on Racer
- Team Zoum Membership tracks & supports skipper through opti career
Total Retail Value
Just 1 - Optiparts large wheel dolly, exclusive breathable padded reinforced top and bottom hull covers, matching foil bag and spar bag- $1,112 retail value discounted 30% with purchase of Zoum Racer.
Canvas is the best - more expensive than Sunbrella. If not fully satisfied with option, return promptly at our expense for full refund. Made in USA. Get full package at checkout - you’ll be glad you did.