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Optimist Program

Opti RWB2019

Severn Sailing Association is pleased to announce our Spring 2020 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 Spring Season with RWB and Green Fleet practice on Sunday. Sailors are expected to be rigged and ready by 10am and pick up time is 4pm.  Please try to arrive by 9:30am 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: 

 Opti RWB-G Practice  March 1st
  Opti RWB-G Practice  March 8th
  Opti RWB-G Practice  March 15th
  Opti RWB-G Practice  March 22nd
  Opti RWB-G Practice March 29th
  Opti RWB-G Practice  April 5th
  Opti RWB-G Practice  April 12th
  Opti RWB-G Practice  April 19th
  Opti RWB-G Practice  April 26th
  Opti RWB-G Practice  May 3rd
  Opti RWB-G Practice  May 10th
  Opti RWB-G Practice  May 17th

Spring Regatta Schedule

Valentines Day Regatta: February 7th-9th

Sunshine Opti Regatta :March 6th-8th


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)263-0071 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.