Optis for Mates (9-12 year old intermediate Opti sailors)
Tues & Thurs 1330-1600
Participating in Opti races and regattas is a fun and rewarding for sailors and families alike. Optis for Mates gives sailors a chance to implement what they have learned in Sailing School while preparing them for competitive racing. Although it is not required, we highly encourage all Opti sailors to participate in one or two regattas over the course of the season. 

Eligibility: Optis for Mates students must also be enrolled in Mates and will have preferably completed a year in the Optis for Seamen class (or equivalent).

  • Optis for Mates meets twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
  • With a continuing emphasis on safety, this class builds on basic skills learned in the Optis for Seamen class. The curriculum is oriented toward becoming more comfortable and proficient in Optis with the goal of participating in local races and, for some students, regattas.
  • Skills these students will practice will include: roll tacks and jibes, starting techniques, intermediate boat handling and racing tactics. Racers are encouraged to participate in sanctioned regattas and club racing series (Tue, Thurs, Sun).

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