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 .
Racing Team Fees
Level Single Session Full Season
Opti Racing Team N/A $500
420 & Laser Racing Team N/A $600
Discounts: A 5% discount is applied to the total tuition for two siblings enrolled in the program. A 10% discount is applied for three or more siblings .(Note: this discount is for "sailing school and racing team tuition" only and does not apply to membership dues.)
The AYC Racing Team requires a full season commitment and is only open to full members.
AYC will set the course and sound the starting gun for both adult and junior sailors with a competitive spirit! We will be racing Opti's and 420's on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please check the 2013 Racing Calendar.
There are three types of racing that we will host this summer: