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, but want to keep sailing in Optis. During a 3-week session participants will continue to develop their sailing skills in the single-handed Optimist dinghy. Our certified Opti Race Coach will provide support in training and will introduce sailors to the rules of sailboat racing. Each session will culminate in competition at a regatta, where they will get to apply their skills on a race course against other novice sailors.

Our program runs Monday to Friday, however participants may also attend weekend regattas. Parent participation for regatta 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.

Opti Race Course Schedule:

Session 1 – June 29 to July 17, 2020
Session 2 - July 20 to August 7, 2020
Session 3 – August 10 to August 28, 2020

*There will be no classes on Canada Day – July 1, 2020 or the Civic Holiday – August 3, 2020

Opti Race Course Fee:
Non-Member Rate – $900 per session
NYC Member Rate - $820 per session


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:
Our program runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday.
Early drop off at 8:00 AM and late pick up at 5:00 PM is available for an additional $30 per week.

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 for an additional $65 per week.

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If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School please contact:

Amelia Leeksma at programs@thenyc.com or 416-260-8686 ext.32