Optimist Racing

Optimist Racing

  • For intermediate to advanced sailors ages 8 – 14
  • Sailors who have completed a season of Learn to Sail and interested in regatta racing are invited to join the Opti Racing team as “Green Fleeters.”

Season Dates:

  • Fall 2019:  September 8 – December 15
  • Winter/Spring 2020: January 12 – April 26

Practice Schedule:

  • Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30p
  • Sundays from 10am to 2pm

Regatta Participation:

The team participates in several one and two-day regattas each season.  All sailors on the optimist racing team are strongly encouraged to take part in these regattas as they provide an ideal platform to have fun and enjoy the sport while further developing their sailing skills.  Regattas registration fees are separate and in addition to MSYSP’s season fee.  Cost:

  • $575 per season
  • Payment via check or credit card
  • Arrangements to pay the season fee via installments must be made on an individual basis with the youth sailing director.
  • Limited scholarships available

Spring Regatta Schedule:

  • Sunday, February 16, 2020, Palm Beach Sailing Club
  • February 29-March 1, Buccaneer Blast Regatta, Upper Keys Sailing Club
  • March 14-15, Miami Sail Week, Coconut Grove Sailing Club
  • March 28-29, Sarasota Sailfest, Sarasota Sailing Squadron
  • Sunday, April 19, US Sailing Center of Martin County in Jensen Beach

Important Dates:

  • March 8, 2020: Daylight Savings begins
  • March 14 – 22:  Monroe County Schools Spring Break
  • March 21 – 29: Miami-Dade & Broward County Schools Spring Break
  • Sunday, April 12: Easter and Passover (No Practice)

Register Your Child for Opti Racing: