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Optimist Program

Opti RWB2019

Severn Sailing Association is pleased to announce our Fall 2019 Optimist training program. SSA has been a leader in one-design sailing since 1954, and we are eager to develop young sailors, so that they may enjoy our great sport for a lifetime.


There will be a 12 week Opti Fall Season with RWB and Green Fleet practice on Saturday. Sailors are expected to be rigged and ready by 1pm and pick up time is 4pm.  Please try to arrive by 12:30pm to make sure you have ample time to rig your Opti


Bad weather practices will be utilized through the use of video analysis, fitness training, theory talks, boat set-up and sailor evaluations. 

Participation fees:
$45- SSA Member
$55 -Junior Club Member

All the practices are linked below: 

RWB-Green Fleet Practice August 24th  
RWB-Green Fleet Practice September 7th
RWB-Green Fleet Practice September 14th  
RWB-Green Fleet Practice October 5th
RWB-Green Fleet Practice October 12th  
RWB-Green Fleet Practice October 19th  
RWB-Green Fleet Practice November 2nd
RWB-Green Fleet Practice November 9th  
RWB-Green Fleet Practice November 16th  
RWB-Green Fleet Practice November 23rd  

Fall Regatta Schedule

North East River Yacht Club Opti Fall Regatta: September 28th

Opti SE Champs (Camp Sea Gull): October 11th-14th

Halloween Howl (AYC): October 26th


Sailors will be able to store their boat, spars, and sail on the rack on the Opti dock during the fall season for a small fee of $75.00 or store for an entire year for $161.00. Once the season is over, sailors must take home their boat and equipment unless you have paid for full year round storage.

Please contact Travis Carlisle, the Junior Sailing Director, at (410)268-8744 or

SSA Racing

Most weekends--and many weeknights--around the year, there's some sort of one-design racing happening out of Severn Sailing Association. Check out the calendar to see what's going on these days!

SSA Junior Program

SSA runs a year-round program to develop skills and a lifelong love of sailing in our younger sailors. A summer program and fall and spring high school sailing programs are just the tip of the iceberg.