Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur 1330-1600; 11-14 year old, experienced sailors

Participating in Opti regattas is fun and rewarding for sailors and families alike.  Optis for Old Mates/Skippers gives sailors a chance to implement what they have learned in Sailing School while preparing them for competitive racing. Although it is not required, we highly encourage all Opti sailors to participate in at least two regattas over the course of the season and to participate in Club races as often as possible.

Eligibility: Optis for Old Mates/Skippers students must also be enrolled in Old Mates or Skippers and will have preferably completed at least a year in the Optis for Mates Class.

  • Optis for Old Mates/Skippers meets 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday afternoon; but students less focused on the racing aspect of this class and/or students participating in Adventure Sail for Old Mates/Skippers (Thursdays) may attend less frequently.
  • This class will differentiate between those students interested in advanced race technique and those students interested in continuing to build and develop strong sailing skills that will allow them to progress with confidence to sail the 420.
  • Skills these students will practice will include: roll tacks and jibes, starting techniques, intermediate boat handling and racing tactics. Racers are encouraged to participate in sanctioned regattas and club racing series (Tue, Thurs, Sun).


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