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 2021:  August 25th – December 4th 
  • Winter/Spring 2022: January 5th – April 24th

Practice Schedule:

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm to sunset
  • Sundays from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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.

Our very own Buccaneer Blast Regatta is scheduled for February 26-27, 2022 at Rowell’s Waterfront Park.  All MSYSP opti sailors are encouraged to participate in our home regatta.

  • Fall 2021 Regatta Scedule
  • Spring 2022 Regatta Schedule:
    • Sunday, Jan. 23, FECS #1 at US Sailing Center of Martin County in Jensen Beach
    • Feb. 5 – 6, Buccaneer Blast Regatta at Rowell’s Waterfront Park in Key Largo
    • Sunday, Feb 13th. FECS #2 at Palm Beach Sailing Club
    • March, 2022 – Miami Sail Week
    • Sunday, April 3 – FECS #4 at Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County


  • $575 per sailor per season
  • Payable via Zelle, Venmo, Paypal or personal check
  • Session fee is the same for sailors attending one or all 3 practices per week
  • Refunds during academic year programs are not offered

Important Forms:

Please print the following forms and have both sailor and parent read, sign and date accordingly.  These documents will be reviewed with sailors during the first day of practice.

Register Your Child for Opti Racing:

Complete Payment:

    • Zelle: add “rosa@msysp.org” as a recipient
    • Venmo: find us “@msyspkids” or “Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing”
    • Paypal: Pay or Donate to MSYSP
    • If paying by check, please make payable to MSYSP