FALL OPTIMIST LIGHT GREEN PROGRAM
The SFYC Light Green program is intended for
those who have optimist sailing experience, are comfortable sailing the
boat solo, and want to continue learning the intricacies of optimist
sailing and how to race. Sailors should be between 7-12 years old,
under 85 lbs., and less than 5’ feet tall. Participation in the Light Green
program is at the sole discretion of the Youth Sailing Director.
The goal of our Light Green program is to develop and foster a love for racing
on the Bay. The group will focus on becoming well-rounded skippers, developing
the essential skills necessary to advance into our Green Fleet Race program.
The program is designed to have regular practice attendance, focused
preparation, and drill-style practices. Each sailor will be taught general
rigging, boat balance, sail trim, elementary racing rules and basic race
strategy. LIGHT GREEN IS NOT A LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAM.
As a participant of our Light Green program, you are NOT required to own your
own equipment (boat, sail, rig). Each sailor will use SFYC club equipment for
the duration of the program. However, all participants are required to have
adequate gear to wear on the water.
October 06 – October 29, 2017 (4 weeks)
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN END OF AUGUST
||Fridays (4:00 – 6:00 pm)
||Sundays (12 – 4:00 pm)
to bring/what to wear
1. US Coast Guard approved PFD (life jacket)
2. Sailing booties or closed-toed shoes (soft-soled and
able to get wet)
3. Water bottle
4. Non-cotton moisture wicking clothing
Sun screen (SPF 30+)
8. Complete change of clothes
9. Fleece garments, wet suits, and
foul weather gear (spray top & spray pants)*
*Required for cool weather, rain and wind protection. Sailors have their
own preference for staying warm on the water and it usually takes some trial
and error before you find what is perfect for your sailor.
West Marine (Marin City)
Svendsens Marine (Alameda)
West Coast Sailing www.westcoastsailing.net
Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) apsltd.com
IMPORTANT: WRITE YOUR NAME ON ALL YOUR GEAR!
It is a good idea to have a bag to keep all of your belongings together