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 and want to continue sailing in Optimist dinghies (recommended size between 90-120 lbs). During a 3 or 2-week session participants will continue to develop their sailing skills on their own in the single-handed Optimist dinghy.

If this is your child's first time racing Optimists, we recommend they start in our Green Fleet - Summer Session 3 from August 15-26. This 2-week session will focus on transitioning sailors into racing.

In addition to building on the basic sailing skills learned in previous levels, 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.

2022 Course Schedule:

Spring Training 1 (Champs Fleet)**  May 8 to May 29, 2022 (Wed. 5-9 PM & Sun. 12-4 PM)
Spring Training 2 (Champs Fleet)**  June 1 to June 22, 2022 (Wed. 5-9 PM & Sun. 12-4 PM) *1 SPACE REMAINING*
Summer Session 1 (Champs Fleet) – July 4 to July 22, 2022 *FULL - Waitlist Available*
Summer Session 2 (Champs Fleet)  July 25 to August 12, 2022* *FULL - Waitlist Available*
Summer Session 3 (Green Fleet) – August 15 to August 26, 2022
Fall Training (Champs Fleet)**  September 7 to September 28, 2022 (Wed. 4:30-8:30 PM & Sun. 12-4 PM)

*There will be no classes on the Civic Holiday – August 1, 2022

2022 Course Fee:
Non-Member Rate – $1010 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
NYC Member Rate $910 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
**Spring/Fall Training Rate  $475 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

We require that participants 12 years or older be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate. Proof of full vaccination must be submitted with registration form. Currently, Students aged 11 and under are not required to have proof of vaccination to participate, however NYC will follow guidance from the Province of Ontario related to vaccination. In anticipation of a requirement that may come forward, parents are advised to indicate the registrant will be fully vaccinated and/or attach proof of current vaccination status with registration form.

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 $70 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