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Opti Race Team

3-Week Intermediate Intro to Racing - Prerequisite CANSail 2
The Opti Race Team is the perfect program for sailors who have already completed their CANSail 2 level and want to continue sailing in Optimist dinghies (recommended size between 90-120 lbs). During a 3 or 2-week session participants will continue to develop their sailing skills on their own in the single-handed Optimist dinghy.

If this is your child's first time racing Optimists, we recommend they start in our Green Fleet - Summer Session 3 from August 14 to 25. This 2-week session will focus on transitioning sailors into racing.

In addition to building on the basic sailing skills learned in previous levels, our certified Opti Race Coach will introduce sailors to the rules of sailboat racing and how they apply on the water. Each session will culminate in competition at a regatta, where sailors will get to test their skills on the race course against novice sailors from other local Clubs.

Our program runs Monday to Friday, however participants may also attend weekend regattas. Parent participation for regatta planning and travel is crucial to the success of the program and building a winning team. Participants must have completed CANSail level 2 or be able to demonstrate CANSail 2 level skills in order to register for this program.

2024 Course Schedule:

Spring Training Session 1 (Champs Fleet)**  May 8 to 29, 2024 (Wed. 5-9 PM & Sun. 12-4 PM)
Spring Training Session 2 (Champs Fleet)**  June 2 to 23, 2024 (Wed. 5-9 PM & Sun. 12-4 PM)
Summer Session 1 (Champs Fleet) – July 2 to July 19, 2024*

Summer Session 2 (Champs Fleet)  July 22 to August 9, 2024*
Summer Session 3 (Green Fleet)*** – August 12 to August 23, 2024
Fall Training (Champs Fleet)**  September 4 to 25, 2024 (Wed. 4:30-8:30 PM & Sun. 12-4 PM)

*There will be no classes on the Canada Day Holiday - July 1, 2024 or the Civic Holiday - August 5, 2024

2024 Course Fee:
Non-Member Rate – $1135 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
NYC Member Rate $1020 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
**Spring/Fall Training Rate  $535 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
*** 2-Week Green Fleet Session Non-Member Rate – $760 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)
*** 2-Week Green Fleet Session NYC Member Rate  $685 per session (+ regatta expense deposit)

Please Note: Our Opti Race Team program includes attendance at local/regional regattas. Please inquire for details, regatta schedule is tentative. Regatta registration, accommodation and related travel costs are not included in course fees and an additional regatta fee is required for all sessions. Parents should be prepared to help carpool, tow and chaperone participants at regattas.

Program Hours:
NYC Sailing & Racing School’s drop-off hours are between 8:45-9:00 AM and pick-up hours are between 4:00-4:15 PM. You may opt-in to the Extended Hours program from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM during registration or allow your child to self-sign out (participant must leave Club property).

Lunch Program:
Why pack a lunch when we can make one for you? Sign up for our optional lunch program and NYC’s dining room will put together a delicious meal for your child, including a nutritious lunch and healthy snack.

Due to the nature of this service, we may not be able to accommodate food allergies or special dietary restrictions. We do not recommend the lunch program for children who are picky eaters, and we strongly recommend sending additional snacks and a refillable water bottle with your child as they are active throughout the day.


If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School please contact [email protected] or 416-260-8686 ext. 232