Opti/420 Pre-Season Sailing

Opti/420 Pre-Season Sailing

Shake off the rust and have some fun with friends and awesome coaches -- join us for 4 Saturdays of pre-season sailing in June! This is a great opportunity to build confidence and comfort before diving back into our program this summer.


Great friends, great coaching, great weather, and GREAT sailing -- what could be better?


This class is open to:

  • Opti Beginners
  • Opti Racers (Green/RWB fleet)
  • 420 Greenies 
  • 420 Racers


Since we have two coaches for each fleet, we will split into two groups: an experienced group and a newbie group


We'll use this time to jump start our regular season, which starts June 28th.


Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 11am - 4pm 


  • Please arrive already having had lunch. You may want to bring a snack for the debrief at the end of each day!
  • Sailors who have their own boat should sail them
  • If you do not have your own boat and are using a GBSA boat, make sure to select that option 
  • Please read through all parts of our additional info sections
  • Weather Cancellations

    If classes are cancelled due to bad weather, the class will be rescheduled to that Sunday. We will make every effort to make this decision by Friday evening. You will be notified via email.

    If the Sunday is also unsailable, you will be creditted the per diem rate based on what you have paid.

    Unfortunately, we cannot prorate for sailors missing any of the days for any reason beyond weather cancellations as determined by the coach. 

  • Withdrawal Policies

    If you decide to withdraw your sailor for any reason before May 1st, a full refund will be offered.

    If you decide to withdraw your sailor for any reason after May 1st but before May 15th, you will receive a 75% refund.

    If you decide to withdraw your sailor for any reason on/after May 15th, you will receive a refund equal to 50% of per diem rate for the remaining days left in the season.

  • Minimum # of Students required to run the class

    In both the 420 and Opti class, we need a minimum of 6 sailors to run the class. If we do not reach that # by May 15th, we will cancel the program and reimburse those who signed up.

  • Private boat drop off

    Please bring your privately owned 420s/Optis to GBSA NO SOONER than Sunday, May 30th

    Optis should go along the black fence, to the left of the gate (if looking @ GBSA building) and 420s should go to the right of the gate along the same fence

    PLEASE make it clear who's boat is who's, either with a sticker or some other type of identification. It is also recommended that before you bring your boat down that you go through it and make sure it is ready to be rigged up/sailed for June 5th.


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