Racing Team instruction is designed for junior sailors with demonstrated sailing ability at the intermediate or advanced levels. Two racing teams are available for Optimist Dinghy, and 420's.
Our Optimist Racing Team is designed for Intermediate level sailors. For maximum skill development, Opti Race Team members are strongly encouraged to combine Race Team enrollment with Intermediate sailing class instruction. Our 420 Racing Team is for the more advanced sailor.
Instructional content for each team will focus specifically on the development of skills necessary for competitive participation in racing that particular class of boat. This will include: Racing Safety - Racing Terminology - Rules of Racing - Sail Trim and Boat Handling for Speed - Starting Tactics - Mark Rounding Strategies - Roll Tacking - Spinnaker Handling - Competitive Spirit and Team Play - Inter-club Regattas
Additionally, racing team participants will have the opportunity to travel and represent AYC at various interclub races and regattas throughout the season including the MIRC's on Wednesdays, and the Junior Olympic Regattas in July and August .
Click HERE for Racing Team Application Forms.
Click HERE for the Racing Team Guide, Medical Forms, and Code of Conduct.
Click HERE for access to the AYC Racing Calendar.
Racing Team Fees
Level Full Season
Opti Racing Team $567
420 & Laser Racing Team $695
Note: The AYC Racing Team requires a full season commitment and is only open to full AYC Members. There are discounts for 2 or 3+ siblings enrolled in the program.
AYC will set the course and sound the starting gun for both adult and junior sailors with a competitive spirit!
There are three types of racing that we will host in the summer: