SSA Optimist Team Clinics are designed for competitive Opti sailors who want more time on the water, training, and also to continue to HAVE FUN and enjoy the sport of sailing.
This clinic will differ from our practices. It is a longer day on the water so please be prepared for that. The clinic will begin at 10am sharp so make sure you arrive early enough to get your boat rigged up before 10am. Sailors will be picked up at 4:00pm. If the wind is too strong or there is not enough wind we will go over video and have a chalk talk.
Bring snacks. Sailors will be ready to be picked up by 4:00pm. All sailors need the appropriate sailing gear including a notebook, sunglasses, hat / visor and on the water food / drink.
RWB and SSA will have a team of knowledgeable, experienced coaches. There will be appropriate sailor to coach ratios to ensure sailors are enjoying their sailing and improving in a safe environment.
These aren't learn-to-sail training sessions. We expect that all sailors will be able to sail well upwind, downwind, tack, gybe, and have a decent sense of the rules of sailing and racing.
We also expect that all sailors who register are eager to learn, listen, work hard, and be respectful to the coaches.
While we do have charter boats, we normally expect that Opti Team members have their own boat and race sail. Charter Optis are available for $25 per day - please contact email@example.com to organize a boat usage agreement and pay online. While participating in Opti Fall, you are welcomed to leave your boat here at SSA.
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org