Held in the town of Vilamoura, Portugal, the Optimist World Championship 2016 saw a week of racing from the 25th of June to the 4th of July in the waters of the Atlantic.
Organised by the Clube Internacional da Marina de Vilamoura (CIMAV) with the endorsement of the Associacao Portuguesa da Classe Optimist (APCIO) under the authority of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA), the Optimist World Championship comprises two championships: the Optimist Individual World Championship and the Optimist Team Racing World Championship.
Team Singapore won a bronze medal in the Optimist Nations Cup, behind the United States and Germany. In the Nations Cup, where teams are ranked according to the lowest sum of final ranks of its top four ranked sailors in the Optimist Individual World Championship.
A total of five sailors represented Singapore at the championship; all were ranked within the top one-third of the fleet.
Daniel Hung put forth the strongest performance, placing 15th overall out of a total of 255 boats. Compatriot Jonathan Lio finished in 28th, Jodie Lai in 32nd, Finian Lee in 43rd and Daniel Ian Toh in 71st.
Jodie Lai won a prize as the 3rd best female at the championship; individual racing awards prizes to the three best placed female competitors.