Opti and 420 racing team

Opti and 420 Race Team practice: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, M Tu Th F. 

In the morning practice, boats are expected to be rigged by 9:15. Some sailors may need to arrive earlier to meet this standard.

Both Opti and 420 Racers are highly encouraged to also sign up for Team Race Wednesdays (9am - 4pm)

Opti Racing

Admission into the Opti Racing team requires a recommendation from the coaching staff to ensure your sailor is ready. Opti racers compete in NBYA regattas and may also travel to others out of state. Students may also elect to join the Team Race Team, which is a separate Wednesday program.

*Students are required to bring their own boat.*

Curriculum: Tuning, Tactics, Strategy, In Depth Racing Rules, Protest Prep, Regatta Prep, Team Racing and Sportsmanship

 

Note - Please do not store boat at EGYC outside of June and September. 

 

Helpful regatta registration info:

  • ‘White fleet’ = 10 yrs and younger

  • ‘Blue fleet’= between 11 - 12 years 

  • ‘Red fleet’ = between 13 - 15 years 

Team Racing

This is a special team open to all Opti RWB and 420 Race sailors (including 420 green fleet). Sailors practice team racing, a different style of racing.

 

Both Opti and 420 team racers will race against other clubs throughout the summer. Opti sailors sail their private boats and register as individuals. 420 sailors sail GBSA club boats and register as individuals.

 

Coaches will be rotating individual sailors around in different pairs to achieve optimal training for this style of racing.

 

Meets: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Wednesdays

 

This class is a full 8 weeks. Unfortunately, we cannot prorate for any missed classes.

420 Racing

The 420 race team consists of members who have shown their coaches that they are committed and able to compete at a high level.

 

Sailors on the 420 race team have demonstrated their strong (1) boathandling, (2) trap and spinnaker skills, (3) knowledge of racing rules, and (4) strategy and tactics.

**Boat requirement: Pairs of sailors must supply a private boat. Any materials required for the maintenance of privately owned boats (sheets, pins, rigging, etc.) is provided by the boat owner. Note - Please do not store boat at EGYC outside of June and September.**

 

New 420 sailors looking to join the 420 race team are expected to sail with the 420 Green Team to work up to this goal.

 

*If you are from another club, contact Paige at director@gbsa.info to determine if your sailor is ready for the race team or if they should start in the Green Fleet*

This team is also the most demanding for parents (thank you!!). Coaches ask that parents attend the scheduled race team meeting to discuss the calendar for the season (dates TBD) and volunteer to help load and transport boats, sailors, and gear. If you do not know how to trailer boats, we will teach you! 

 

It is the responsibility of parents to arrange for and execute the transportation of your boat, gear, and sailor to all regattas.

 

Helpful info for registering for regattas:

  • Division 1 sailors: neither skipper or crew may reach their 16th birthday in the calendar year.

  • Division 2 sailors: neither skipper or crew may reach their 19th birthday in the calendar year.

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