Weekly Update

Important Upcoming Dates

6 Sept - HS Registration late fee starts, $50 if not paid
15 Sept - Start of Fall Opti Practices (Green Fleet and RWB)
21-23 Sept - Opti ACC's at Little Egg Harbor YC, NJ RWB sailors only (Registration link below)

 Fall High School Sailing

High School Try-outs for the Fall season are scheduled to start September 4th at 3:30pm. All sailors wishing to participate must be registered beforehand. 

Click here to register!

High school sailing is runs Sept - Nov with practices on Monday-Friday from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.
Following try-outs, sailors will be assigned to a team (Varisty, JV, Pre-JV) for their respective high schools and the practice schedule (specific days of the week) will be announced. 

If you have any question regarding the High School or C420 program, please contact the Head 420 Coach Katja Sertl ksertl@annapolisyc.org

Fall 2018 Opti Registration is now open! 

***New 2018 Fall Times/Days***

Fleet placement is based off of Coaches' recommendation and AYC Staff reserve the right to move sailors to the appropriate fleet based on skill level. 

Red, White, & Blue Racing Team Practice Times:

Tuesdays 4:15pm-6:30pm, Saturdays 9:00am-2:30pm, Sundays 9:00am-2:30pm
Start Date: September 15th through November 6th 

AYC Price: $725 
JAM Price: $915 

RWB Fleet Per Diem Options
*price for both AYC and JAM members
Weekend Per Diem Rate: $84
Week Day Per Diem Rate: $45

Green Fleet Practice Times:

Mondays 4:15pm-6:30pm, Saturdays 12:00pm-4:00pm, Sundays 12:00pm-4:00pm
(Must come already fed...)
Start Date: September 15th through November 6th 

AYC Price: $475 
JAM Price: $625

Green Fleet Per Diem Options
*price for both AYC and JAM members
Weekend Per Diem Rate: $45 
Week Day Per Diem Rate: $30

Full Fall Season RWB or Green Fleet:
For those of you that are registered for the Full Fall Season RWB or Green, as coaches we will assume that your sailor will be attending every practice both weekday and weekends. If your sailor is not going to be at practice, please email us to let us know. Assuming that those registered for the full season for practices, we will use that number as our base count for the number of coaches needed each practice for both teams.  

Per Diem Fall Season RWB or Green Fleet:
For those registered as Per Diem RWB or Green,  you are required to sign-up for each practice 72 hours in advance of each practice. Each week, you will receive an email and you will have to respond/RSVP to which practices you will be attending. If no RSVP is received for the practice, we will assume that your sailor will not be attending and we will plan according to the number of sailors that have responded.  

If you RSVP to a practice and do not show, you will still be charged if the need to hire an additional coach for that practice was planned based on the total number with your sailor attending. This is a policy that we will hold to so that we are not over scheduling additional coaches and/or not scheduling enough coaches for all of the sailors. Scheduling additional coaches for each practice takes advance notice to the coach and is based on their availability, and last minute planning does not ensure we will be able to schedule an additional coach.  
If no RSVP is received and your sailor shows up to practice and pushes the AYC Sailor to Coach Ratio (8:1) over and we do not have a second coach on site, I am very sorry but your sailor will not be able to practice.
Safety is AYC’s first priority and with your help in planning and communicating to the Junior Fleet staff this will ensure that we are following club policy.  

RWB Per Diem Practice Sign-up link

Green Fleet Per Diem Practice Sign-up link

All RSVPs must be indicated through the online RSVP or in an email to the Junior Fleet staff at opticoach@annapolisyc.org . Verbal RSVPs told to coaches maybe forgotten and we would like to have a record of indicated attendance for each practice.  

2018 Optimist Atlantic Coast Championship
September 21-23 (Race Days: September 22-23)
Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club
Long Beach Island, NJ USA 

AYC RWB Opti Program will be supporting the USODA ACC's Sept 21-23. Please visit the google doc below to sign up with AYC, and visit the USODA registration link to register for the regatta.

AYC Regatta Doc:
Click here to sign-up with AYC

USODA Registration page:
Click here to register!

REGISTRATION DEADLINES approaching for USODA Championship 'Fall' Regattas:
Southeast - 9/19
Don't wait to the last minute!  Late fees apply thereafter. All events listed above are Team Trials Qualifier (TTQ) regattas.

New online ordering of Annapolis Yacht Club Junior Program Gear!

Please use the link below to order AYC Jr Sailing gear. We have paired with Team One Newport to have our own dedicated site where you can personalize your new gear! All orders, payment, and shipping happens in one place, enjoy!

Click here to access the AYC private page.

Click here to make a donation to the AYC Jr Fleet

Calling Young Writers, Photographers, and Videographers

Are you (or do you know) a young person in high school or college that would like see their work in print and electronic AYC publications? This is great chance to pursue your interest and gain experience!

Contact communications@annapolisyc.org to learn more.

Junior Associate Membership (JAM)

The annual renewal email will be sent out to all JAM members from 2018 in the end of February to notify the Administrative Office that you plan to use your JAM number to register for the 2019 Summer Program. The annual $50 membership fee will be included on your bill, following registration. If no notification is received to renew your JAM membership, the JAM number will be listed as inactive. 

Applies to sailors aged 7-18 at AYC except those ONLY in the High School Program. Children of Regular AYC members are NOT required to become JAMs. Regular AYC member pricing discounted 25% from JAM price (except HS). Annual membership fee is $50 (expires Dec. 31). To become a JAM 
please click here to submit an application.

Email us at JuniorFleet@annapolisyc.org

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