Year-Round Race Teams
Boats We Sail
The AYC Optimist program is designed to provide a continuum of training to allow participants to develop through our Learn-To-Sail (LTS) program, including the Creek Critter and Sea Squirt courses for ages 5-8, and the Beginner and Intermediate Optimist courses for those seeking to progress their skills in the Optimist class. From there, our Optimist program moves sailors up towards the learn-to-race Green Fleet, where first year racers learn the skills necessary to participate on a race course and begin competition at local regattas and events.
Finally, young sailors develop their skills necessary to become athletes on the Red, White, and Blue (RWB) Racing Team. With both local and travel events at this level, athletes see progression towards levels attained only by the best athletes in the sport. Along the way, the program is designed to promote sportsmanship and fair sailing, ensuring that sailors are enjoying their time on the water and challenging each sailor to progress as far as their drive and ability can take them.
AYC Halloween Howl and Orange Bowl are open for Green Fleet too!
The Club 420 is a two person dinghy which forms the base of many local, high school and collegiate programs in North America. Simple for beginning sailors and yet challenging enough for collegiate champions. The Club 420 offers more learning opportunities than any other double-handed boat. Over 5,000 Club 420s are sailed in youth, high school and collegiate programs all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. - C420 Association
AYC owns twenty four C420s and three charter boats. Our charter fleet can be contracted for full summer or single event use. All learn to sail and local race teams are provided a boat but the travel teams are required to charter or bring their own.
The five High School Teams that AYC hosts during the spring and fall seasons also use the club owned fleet.
Our Laser Race team is a BYOB ( bring your own boat) program for every level.
AYC owns eight J22s that are made available to the Junior Program during the summer for their Keelboat Learn to Race and adventure programs.
J/22 is the choice of one-design fleets and institutional sailing programs worldwide, because she has proven to be a great value and a favorite among juniors and adults alike. - Jboats
AYC Opti Spring 2020 Registration
Click HERE to register for spring Opti programs
Preliminary Summer 2020 Regatta Schedule
Spring 2020 Opti Clinics
AYC offers one two day clinic a month for sailors who are interested in an intensive weekend option. Class Pass options include coaching at one AYC sponsored clinic. Fleets will be divided by skill level and multiple coaches will be available. Sailors are required to bring their own lunches. Guest coaches will be announced closer to the event.
March 21-22nd 9am-4pm
USODA ODP2 Clinic
| Saturday- Sunday
May 2-3 10am-4pm
Guest Coach: Scott Norman
*NEW* Opti RWB and Green
Fleet Fall and Spring Practice
RWB and Green Fleet practices will take place on Saturdays and Sundays beginning on March 14th. Times are listed below. Participants have the
option of buying a single day pass or a Class Pass that includes 6 classes and
coaching at AYC spring Clinics. Participants are required to register 72
hours prior to their class to ensure proper coach to student ratio.
|Green Fleet: 9 am - 12 pm
|RWB: 9 am - 12 pm
|RWB: 1 pm - 4 pm
||Green Fleet: 1 pm - 4 pm
||AYC Member $90.00
||JAM Member $100.00
|*NEW* Class Pass (6 Pack)
||AYC Member $500.00
||JAM Member $550.00
*class pass includes coaching at one AYC spring clinics
*NEW* Opti Boat Handling and Race Prep
This new option is open to sailors who are recommended for the Lime Green Program or
higher. Classes will focus on boat handling skills and regatta prep. Class
times are listed below. Registration for afternoon classes also require a 72 hour
sign up to maintain coach to sailor ratio.
||3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
||3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
||AYC Member $65.00
||JAM Member $75.00
|Class Pass (6 pack):
||AYC Member $270.00
||JAM Member $290.00
|Class Pass (10 Pack):
||AYC Member $650.00
||JAM Member $750.00
*NEW* Opti boat rentals now available!
Sailors participating in the weekday boat handling and race prep classes have the
option of renting a boat for the day or season. Pricing structure is below.
Boats are limited and are first come first serve.
|Single Class: $20.00
|Full Season: $160.00
For more information, contact Opti Program Manager Robert Lippincott, our Junior Fleet office via phone at (410) 263-9267, or email [email protected].