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Opti Racers

For experienced Opti sailors who want to develop racing skills and participate in frequent races; participation is determined by coaches upon review of sailing skills on the water.  Prerequisite is Opti 1 and Opti 2. Appropriate for ages 10–15

The Opti Racers will focus on boat handling, racing rules, tactics and strategy. Sailors are encouraged to participate in local and travel regattas throughout the summer. Opti Racers will be able to rig their boat independently for different conditions, adjusting the sail and dagger board accordingly. Boat handling skills will focus on sail trim, body position, roll tacking and jibing, and control of the speed of the boat. An understanding and practice of the Racing Rules will be required, and the process of protesting and accepting penalties will be further discussed, in addition, course designs and starting sequences will be addressed.

Tactics and strategies demonstrated include: starting, finishing, upwind and down-wind sailing, sailing in a lane/clean air, mark rounding, current, and shifts. In tennis, participants will focus on competitive play, including the development of consistent serves, long rallies, doubles matches, improved shot repertoire, and volleys. Focus is will also be on improving strategy and tactics and participating in Interclub competitions, Parent Tournaments and Monday Night Teen Tennis as racing commitments allow.

Opti Racing Schedule

Monday through Wednesday
Lunch 11:00-11:30 or 12:30-1:00 pm
Tennis

11:30-12:30 or 12:30–1:30 pm

Sailing 1:30–4:30 pm
Thursday
Lunch 11:30-12:00 or 12:45-1:15 pm
Tennis 12:00-12:45 or 12:45-1:30 pm
Sailing

1:30-4:30 pm

 

Note: Move out of Opti is made only because of physical size limits or mastery of all basic sailing/safety skills.

 

Note:  Move out of Opti is made only because of physical size limits or mastery of all basic sailing/safety skills.
 
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