Opti



Red, White, & Blue Racing Team Practice Times:

Tuesdays 4:15pm-6:30pm, Saturdays 9:00am-2:30pm, Sundays 9:00am-2:30pm
 
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 having eaten lunch already...)

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

Register Here
Registration opens Tuesday, February 5th at 9:00 am

Seasonal RWB or Green Fleet:

Sailors that are registered for seasonal  RWB or Green, will be assumed to be attending every practice both weekday and weekends. If your sailor is not going to be at practice, please email opticoach@annapolisyc.org. Coaching staff to student ratio is based on registration and needs to be scheduled in advance. 


Per Diem Seasonal RWB or Green Fleet:
For those registered as Per Diem RWB or Green, sailors are required to sign-up for each practice 72 hours in advance of each practice. Each week, sailors and/or parents will receive an email with a reservation request.  If no RSVP is received for the practice, we will assume that the sailor will not be attending.      

If sailors RSVP to a practice and do not show, they will still be charged if the need to hire an additional coach for that practice was planned based on the sailor's reservation. This is a policy that AYC Junior Sailing will hold to so that coaches are not being over or under scheduled. If no RSVP is received and a sailor shows up to practice they will not be permitted to participate.

Safety is AYC's first priority and communicating with the Junior Fleet staff will ensure safe coaching to sailor ratios and maintain adherence to AYC policy. All RSVPs must be indicated through the online RSVP or in an email to the Junior Fleet staff at opticoach@annapolisyc.org. Verbal RSVPs with coaches will not be accepted.    




Our Expanded All-Year-Round Program

A year-round program with a full-time, dedicated coach allows AYC to help with the critical transition of sailors as they progress through different levels of sailing and racing to become true athletes of the sport. Expanding off of our summer program, AYC hosts practices in the Fall and Spring, and sends teams and coaches to all major regattas. In addition to allowing for more time on the water Fall and Spring programs also allows for sailors to practice in wider array of conditions than we typically see in the summer, as well as retain and continue to develop skills they have worked on throughout the year. Additionally, athletes get a lot of focused time training on the water for larger regattas and events. Finally, athletes have the option of traveling with AYC to high level events in more southern states over the course of the winter, as well. This way, our young sailors are able to retain their skills and knowledge in a true, year-round fashion.

Instruction from Beginner Sailors to Advanced Athletes

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 5-8 year-old's, 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.

Racing Teams
The team typically participates in several events each season including, but not limited to, the USODA National Championships, USODA New England Championships, New England Race Week, Oxford Regatta, and New Jersey State Championships over the Summer; USODA Southeast Championships, AYC's Halloween Howl, USODA Atlantic Coast Championships, and USODA Midwinters in the Fall; Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Boomerang Regatta, USODA Valentine’s Day, USODA Sunshine State Championships, and USODA Gulf Coast Championships in the winter. All of these events help to gear up our young athletes towards performing well at the US National Team Trials held each Spring. Travel regatta signups for RWB Team are located on the Junior Fleet - Calendar page of our website. Just click on event in order to sign your sailor up to sail the event with AYC Race Team. Signups for regattas must be completed at least 28 days prior to the start of an event in order to secure a spot. Any additions or cancellations after this time are not guaranteed and can result in athletes being charged for the regatta fees for which they signed up. 

For more information, contact the Opti Program Manager Robert Lippincott rlippincott@annapolisyc.org our Junior Fleet office via phone at (410) 263-9267 or email opticoach@annapolisyc.org. 

 

Fleet Day Time
RWB Monday 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
RWB Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
RWB Wednesday 4:15pm - 6:30 pm
Green Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Green 
Monday 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Fleet Day Time
RWB Monday 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
RWB Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
RWB Wednesday 4:15pm - 6:30 pm
Green Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Green 
Monday 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

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