The Optimist, also known as the ‘oppie’ is a small, single handed sailing dinghy, usually made of fibreglass and intended for use by children up to the age of 15 (later usually moving on to Laser dinghies). Being one of the most popular sailing dinghies, it has quickly become the biggest youth racing class in the world.
Malta boasts some of the best sailing clubs in Europe, and is host to the Euromed - an international sailing competition which last year saw over 200 sailors from 22 countries compete.
As well as being the island’s agent for Laser Performance and Optiparts, Gauci Borda supplies and delivers high quality dinghies, accessories and parts internationally.Shop Optimist
Laser Performance Sailing Dinghies
Regardless of age, gender, skill level or economic means, everyone can have fun on the water; and Laser Performance makes that a reality. Wether you are just testing the waters out, or an athlete competing against Olympic-class sailors, ‘Laser Performance’ has a boat that will make life on the water a true pleasure.
The Laser is a small one-design sailing dingy, which uses the same common hull and interchangeable rigs, with different sail areas. It’s designed to be sailed single handed although class rules permit two sailors. Together with the Optimist, it is one of the most popular racing boats in the world - Malta saw over 200 sailors from 22 countries compete at last years Euromed. As well as being the island’s agent for Laser Performance and Optiparts, Gauci Borda also supplies and delivers high quality dinghies, accessories and parts internationally.
Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. was established in 1963 by the late Paul Gauci Borda who opened a small shop opposite the Ta’ Xbiex yacht marina selling marine hardware and accessories. By the early 1970s, the company had expanded into the distribution and wholesale business in the industrial, hardware, DIY and home improvements sectors in addition to marine supplies.
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240, Msida Road
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|241 Triq l-Imsida, Il-Gżira, Malta|
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Gauci Borda Shop
|35 ix-Xatt Ta' Xbiex, Ta' Xbiex, Malta|
We have 3 locations in Central Malta to wholesale business in the industrial, hardware, DIY and home improvements sectors in addition to marine supplies.