Year-Round Race Teams
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!
Register for Fall Opti Program Here!
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.
|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 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.
||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* 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.
|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].
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.
Contact our 420 and High School Coaches at [email protected] for any inquiries or questions you may have!