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Optimist

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.

Opti RWB Fall Regatta Schedule 2019

AYC Halloween Howl and Orange Bowl are open for Green Fleet too!

Register for Fall Opti Program Here!


 

*NEW* RWB and Green Fleet Fall and Spring Practice

RWB and Green Fleet practices will take place on Saturdays and Sundays beginning after September 16.  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 the AYC Halloween Howl. Participants are required to register 72 hours prior to their class to ensure proper coach to student ratio.

Schedule
Saturday
Sunday
Green Fleet: 9 am - 12 pm
RWB: 9 am - 12 pm
RWB: 1 pm - 4 pm Green Fleet: 1 pm - 4 pm
Pricing
Single Class 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 the AYC Halloween Howl Regatta



*NEW* 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.

Schedule
Tuesday 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pricing
Single Class: 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* Fall 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.

Pricing
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 opticoach@annapolisyc.org.

  • Opti Chesapeake Race Team (Green Fleet)
    • Green Fleet Practice Times
      Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sundays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Single Class:
      AYC Price: $85
      JAM Price $95

      6 Class Pack (includes coaching at Halloween Howl):

      AYC Price: $500.00
      JAM Price:$550.00


      Seasonal Green Fleet
      Registration for seasonal Green Fleet is required if your sailor is planning on attending one or more practices ( includes private lessons). Sailors need to RSVP 72 hours in advance to allow for coach scheduling. 

      If sailors RSVP to a practice and do not show, their class will still be marked as redeemed.  This is a policy that AYC Junior Sailing has in place 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 coach-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.

  • Opti Race Team (RWB)
    • Summer:
      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
      Fall:
      USODA Southeast Championships, AYC's Halloween Howl, USODA Atlantic Coast Championships, and USODA Midwinters
      Winter:
      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.



      Red, White & Blue Racing Team Practice Times

      Saturdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sundays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Single Class:
      AYC Price: $85
      JAM Price $95

      6 Class Pack (includes coaching at Halloween Howl):
      AYC Price: $500.00
      JAM Price:$550.00

      Seasonal Red, White and Blue
      Registration for seasonal Green Fleet is required if your sailor is planning on attending one or more practices ( includes private lessons). Sailors need to RSVP 72 hours in advance to allow for coach scheduling. If sailors RSVP to a practice and do not show, their class will still be marked as redeemed.  This is a policy that AYC Junior Sailing has in place 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 coach-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.

420 and Laser

Annapolis Yacht Club's 420 Program consists of two race teams, 420 Chesapeake Race Team and the 420 Race Team.

Club 420 Association Class Page
Please use this website as a reference for the C420 class' calendar, clinics, membership information, etc.
https://club420.org

Contact Information
Contact our 420 and High School Coaches at 420coach@annapolisyc.org for any inquiries or questions you may have!

  • 420 Chesapeake Race Team (Local)
    • Chesapeake 420 (Local)
      Ages: 13-18
      Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Chesapeake C420 Race Team Summer Schedule

      The 420 Chesapeake Race Team is a developmental team that bridges the gap between Intermediate 420 and the 420 Race Team. Sailors in this program will develop their racing ability, C420 knowledge, and expertise in the use of spinnaker and trapeze. If sailors do not have a skipper/crew pairing, they will be assigned a position by their coach. The team will travel to and compete in several local Chesapeake Bay Regattas. Boat ownership is recommended but not required. Otherwise, Club-owned 420s can be used, and a limited number of charters are available through AYC.

      *Additional travel and regatta fees apply.

  • c420 Race Team (Travel)
    • 420 Race Team (Travel)
      Ages: 14-18
      Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Prerequisites: Coach’s approval, must purchase AYC spinnaker, AYC pinnie, and AYC team polo.

      C420 Race Team Summer Schedule

      The 420 Race Team will refine their racing skills and represent AYC while competing in regattas around the Bay and country, with a focus on competing in the major C420 summer regattas. As with all of our programs, there will be a focus for the 420 Race Team on the Corinthian Spirit and being positive role models on and off the water. Boat ownership is recommended but not required. Otherwise, Club-owned 420s can be used, and a limited number of charters are available through AYC.

      *Additional travel and regatta fees apply.

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