The focus of this class is racing: beginner, intermediate and advanced racing. Students are grouped by age and ability level. Techniques learned in Optimist R/W/B are ongoing and include, but are not limited to, upwind / downwind body placement, sail trim, speed performance, advanced boat handling, a variety of starting techniques, mark rounding rules and tactics, wind shift tactics, and US Sailing Rules of Racing as they apply to specific sailing situations. Practice focuses on boat handling, muscle memory,& conditioning, starts, mark rounding, and short races. On land chalk talks (debriefing) and Opti boat maintenance for racing are also part of the program.
For racing purposes, DRYA Optimist R/W/B is divided into three age specific classes, with fleet assignments based on the age your Junior Sailor is Day 1 of DRYA Regatta #1:
- Opti White -- Ages through 10
- Opti Blue -- Ages 11 & 12
- Opti Red -- Ages 13-15
The Optimist Racing fleets are the largest in DRYA Junior Racing, having upwards of 30 boats competing in one start. In DRYA Junior Regattas Optimist R/W/B age specific classes all race as one fleet, with one start, with each age specific class being scored separately. Opti Green Racing has its own start, is scroed separately and allowing coaching of the bottom 1/2 of the fleet.
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