Learn to Race Optis

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. 

What 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
  5. Hat
  6. Sun screen (SPF 30+)
  7. Watch
  8. Towel
  9. Complete change of clothes
  10. 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.

Gear Resources
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

  • Spring Sailing Program
    • Spring 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. 

      Schedule/Cost/Availability 
      2018 DATES TBD

      2017 Registration for SFYC Members Only
      2017 Registration for Non-Members

          Fridays (4:00 – 6:30 pm)    Sundays (12 – 4:00 pm)    Both Days 
      SFYC Members    $200   $350   $475
      Non-Members    $300   $475   $675

      What 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
      5. Hat 
      6. Sun screen (SPF 30+)
      7. Towel
      8. Complete change of clothes
      9. Fleece garments, wet suits, and foul weather gear*

      *Recommended 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.

      Gear Resources

      West Marine (Marin City)
      West Coast Sailing www.westcoastsailing.net
      Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) apsltd.com 

      IMPORTANT: WRITE YOUR NAME ON ALL YOUR GEAR! 

  • Fall Sailing Program
    • 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. 

      Schedule/Cost/Availability 
      October 06  – October 29,  2017 (4 weeks)
      ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN END OF AUGUST

          Fridays (4:00 – 6:00 pm)    Sundays (12 – 4:00 pm)    Both Days 
      SFYC Members    $200   $350   $450
      Non-Members    $300   $525   $675

      What 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
      5. Hat Sun screen (SPF 30+)
      6. Watch
      7. Towel
      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.

      Gear Resources

      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

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