Opti Race Team Program Plan

Opti Race Team Program

Coaches: Head coach is Coach Mak assisted by Coach Ian

Ready to Race!

Opti race team is for our kids that can sail confidently solo, sail a close-hauled course, and are ready to take their sailing to the next level. Each Wednesday will have a specific focus that we will build upon each week. On Fridays, we will have a combined practice with the 420 racers. This will be a dedicated race day. We will keep score over the 6 weeks and there will be a prize for the winner at our end-of-session party! Each sailor will be assigned a boat that will be theirs for the summer. They will be responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and care of the boat. This is something they should take pride in and be proud of!

Each week we’ll work on different skills, and how they help sailing on the water.

  • 2023 Regatta Schedule
    2023 Regattas Chartering Club Boats for Regattas Travel regattas are optional to all sailors. 420 Race Team partnerships will be managed at the sole discretion of the coaches. Club boats are reserved for HCS race teams and members for all regattas. There is no fee for chartering an HCS club boat for local or travel… Read more: 2023 Regatta Schedule
  • Spring 2023- Opti Practice #1
    Roll Tack Practice & Homework What happens during a race if my tacking technique is not as good as the sailor just behind me in a race? Learn the proper steps and posture for a roll tack. Watch yourself tack. Watch YouTube Videos on proper roll tack posture. Learn from comparing with a textbook roll… Read more: Spring 2023- Opti Practice #1
  • Opti Race Team Week 1
    Show us what you know and Capsize Recovery Today is the only day you don’t need to be rigged by 2! Today we will be going over everything you know. The coaches are going to be the students and the students are going to be the coaches. This way we can design a program for… Read more: Opti Race Team Week 1
  • Opti Team Week 1 Island Party
    Week 1 Friday Island Party All kids, parents, siblings are invited Let’s have a party to kick off the Summer Fun! Plan is to sail two Stilettos and take the powerboats out to the graveyard island for a swimming party with snacks and fun games. Kids sail their boats, Parents sail on the big boats
  • Opti Race Team Week 2
    Right of way No one loves rules, but they keep us safe and our equipment in better shape. This week we will go over the rules of the road and how they keep us safe!
  • Opti Race Team Week 3
    Sail trim To sail properly we have to be able to trim our sails in relation to where we are to the wind this week we will focus on how to trim our sails in relation to the wind.
  • Opti Race Team Week 4
    Boat handling This week we are shaking off the dust and putting in the work. Whether you’re new to boat handling or can roll tack like a pro. We will spend this week focusing on how to drive the boat with our bodies and make the most out of maneuvers.
  • Opti Race Team Week 5
    We have a need for speed! Who does not like to sail fast! This week we will be working on sailing in a straight line on all points of sail.
  • Opti Race Team Week 6
    Starting To be a successful sailboat racer you have to be able to start even or ahead without being over. We are going to focus on how to start and get off the line
  • Advanced Sailors – Week 3
    Practice is July 4, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for Advanced Sailors Time is passing fast so its time to dial it in, so you can get the most out of the Summer Session! Here is what we have in store for 4th of July Weekend. Don’t forget to try and get your own digital… Read more: Advanced Sailors – Week 3
  • Basic Race Course Starting Knowledge
    STARTS are challenging and fun! If you are new to the sailboat racing world, it can really seem intimidating. Thats alright, dont let it intimidate you, because once you get it wired you will love the STARTS! In order not to overwhelm, we will begin with some rudimentary basics. More advanced starting topics and techniques… Read more: Basic Race Course Starting Knowledge
  • Invitational Program Plan (advanced)
    Spring 2022 Every Weekly Class begins with chalk talk, a video lesson on form or tactics, or a guest coach speaking with the kiddos about advanced competitive sailing topics. Gear Advanced Sailors will likely sail in almost any weather that is safe to sail in. Please do not let the cost of the gear frighten… Read more: Invitational Program Plan (advanced)