Junior Sailing Race Team



  • 4-week $700

  • 8-week $1300

Fees do not include costs related to travel. Charter boat availability is limited. We recommend providing your own boat.

Race team is for kids who have demonstrated mastery of the sailing fundamentals and have completed Intermediate classes and want to take their passion for sailing to a new level. Race team will continue to refine boat handling and sail trim skills while adding more knowledge and use of the Racing Rules in Starting, Mark Rounding, Tacking, Gybing, and Boat-for-Boat tactics. Race Team members will also learn to recognize and take advantage of weather and wind changes to improve their competitive position.

Race team participants may also have opportunities, if desired, to serve as Apprentice Instructors with the morning classes.

While focused on the Optimist Dinghy or Club 420, Race Team participants will be exposed to a variety of dinghies and keel boats to broaden their knowledge and skill-set. Race Team will formally meet in the afternoons M-F, race opportunities will include Tuesday and possibly Thursday evenings as well as potential road trip for racing in Colorado, the West Coast and elsewhere. Program schedule may be amended based on participation in road trips.

  • 8 Week - June 10-August 9

  • 4 Week - June 10-July 12 or July 8-August 9

Exact road trip events & schedule will be determined, but opportunities may include (most likely in bold):

  • July 8 - Area J US Sailing Sears Triple-handed Qualifier at San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, CA

  • Jul 10-14 -2019 C420 North American Championships at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA

  • July 12-14 - SCYYRA Junior Olympics- CFJ, C420, Laser & Laser Radial, Bic at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA

  • Jul 22-24 - 2019 C420 US Nationals at Sail Newport, Newport, RI

  • July 24 – OPTIMIST GIRLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236. Measurement & Check-In on July 23. Race day July 24.

  • July 26-28 - USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Rocky Mountains at Community Sailing of Colorado - Cherry Creek Resevior, Denver, CO, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Denver, CO

  • July 24-28 - NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236. Measurement & Check-In days are Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24th. Green Fleet does NOT have to measure. Race days are July 25-28. This is a USODA QUALIFIER for the 2020 Team Trials.

  • August 2-4 (TBC) - Dillon Open Regatta – Laser, C420, RS Tera, Optimist – Dillon Yacht Club at Frisco, Colorado

  • August 12-14 - 2019 Narragansett Bay Yachting Association Junior Race Week and US Sailing Junior Olympics will be hosted in North Kingston, RI at Compass Rose Beach by Narragansett Bay Yachting Association – Opti, 420, Laser Radial

  • August 24-25 - Optimist Pacific Coast Championship at San Francisco Yacht Club in Tiburon, CA

  • September 21-22 - Park City Sailing Fall Regatta for Opti, 420 & Laser/Laser Radial, Park City, UT

  • October 11-14 - Optimist SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP (Spring Team Qualifier), Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Measurement is required on Friday, October 11th. This is a USODA QUALIFIER for the 2020 Team Trials and will serve as the international qualifier for 2020 spring teams, and may be used for the mid-season U.S. National Team invitation.

  • December 26-30 - Orange Bowl Regatta for Lasers, 420’s, Optis at Coral Reef Racht Club, Miami, FL