Opti Racing: Green and RWB

Opti Racing: Green and RWB


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.



Meets: 9:00 AM – 4:00 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.



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 
  • Cancellation Policies



    GBSA’s operational budget is entirely based on the tuition we collect each season. As a non profit, we aim to keep enrollment costs as low as possible while being able to fund our operation from year to year. As such, we can only offer limited refunds for customers in specific cases. Please read the policies below for more information and contact the Program Director at director@gbsa.info with any questions.


    Request for a refund for complete cancellation due to non-emergency reasons:

    Request timeline


    From registration opening - March 31st

    100% refund

    March 31st - June 1st

    50% refund

    After June 1st

    No refund can be provided


    Please note: We will not process any refund requests for sailors who miss less than ½ of their class days. We do not prorate for any missed sailing time. You may contact the Program Director to inquire about setting up a make-up day, but this is not guaranteed.


    Request for a refund due to an emergency: Please contact the GBSA Treasurer at treasurer@gbsa.info and explain the cause for cancellation. We will work with you to find a fair solution.


    Changing classes: Whenever possible, we will accommodate class changes for your sailor. If we are unable to move your student into another class due to capacity reasons, and you therefore need to unenroll your sailor, we will process requests using the policies outlined above. 


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