Old Mates: Advanced Intermediates (Independent sailing in Optis); largely ages 11-14 

Eligibility – Sailors must satisfy all Advancement Qualification requirements from Mates class. Beginning sailors age 12 or older may also qualify for Old Mates and should contact the Program Director for guidance. [include email link for program director]

  • Old Mates meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and on Wednesday morning for Shore School.
  • Old Mates sail in the Opti fleet and will learn to sail them in the inner and outer harbor.
  • On Wednesday at Shore School, Old Mates focus on learning key aspects of sailing in a “class setting” and also on a STEM program developed by US Sailing.
  • Old Mates advance to Skippers after passing shore school tests, including an on the water performance test to ensure that students can safely move to the next level.
  • Old Mates are encouraged to sign up for the afternoon Opti for Old Mates/Skippers class.  More information about that class is below.

Old Mates Class Schedule:  Tuesday, Wednesday (Shore School) & Thursday, 0930-1200

Old Mates may register for Optis for Old Mates& Skippers (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 1330-1600) and may participate in Lunch @ SHYC (1200-1330) on Tues/Wed/Thurs

Students in Optis for Old Mates may choose to participate in Adventure Sail on Mondays instead of Optis.

Once our season is underway, please check back for class Rosters, updates from our coaches, news and announcements.