Opti Race Team

3-Week Intermediate Intro to Racing - Prerequisite CANSail 2
The Opti Race Team is the perfect program for sailors who have already completed their CANSail 2 level, but want to continue sailing in Optimist dinghies. During a 2 or 3-week session participants will continue to develop their sailing skills sailing solo in the single-handed Optimist. In addition to building on sailing skills, our certified Opti Race Coach will introduce sailors to the rules of sailboat racing and how they apply on the water. Each session will culminate in competition at a regatta, where sailors will get to test their skills on the race course against novice sailors from other local Clubs.

Our program runs Monday to Friday, however participants may also attend weekend regattas. Parent participation for regatta planning and travel is crucial to the success of the program and building a winning team. Participants must have completed CANSail level 2 or be able to demonstrate CANSail 2 level skills in order to register for this program.

2021 Course Schedule:

Spring Training  June 2 to June 27, 2021 (Wednesday 5-9 PM & Sunday 12-4 PM)
Summer Session 1 – July 5 to July 16, 2021 
Summer Session 2 July 19 to August 6, 2021* *FULL! Waitlist Available*
Summer Session 3 – August 9 to August 27, 2021 *ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT*
Fall Training September 8 to October 3, 2021 (Wednesday 4:30-8:30 PM & Sunday 12-4 PM)

*There will be no classes on the Civic Holiday – August 2, 2021

2021 Course Fee:
Non-Member Rate – $945 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
NYC Member Rate $850 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
Spring/Fall Training Rate $400 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)

Please Note: Our Opti Race Team program includes attendance at local/regional regattas. Please inquire for details, regatta schedule is tentative. Regatta registration, accommodation and related travel costs are not included in course fees and an additional regatta fee is required for all sessions. Parents should be prepared to help carpool, tow and chaperone participants at regattas.

Program Hours:
NYC Sailing & Racing School’s drop-off hours are between 8:00-9:30 AM and pick-up hours are between 3:30-5:00 PM based on the group your child is enrolled in. To reduce interactions between cohorts drop off and pick up times will be staggered.

Lunch Program:
Why pack a lunch when we can make one for you? Sign up for our optional lunch program and NYC’s dining room will put together a delicious meal for your child, including a nutritious lunch and  healthy snack for an additional $65 per week.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School please contact sailingschool@thenyc.com or 416-260-8686 ext.32