Fall Sailing

FALL OPTIMIST LIGHT GREEN PROGRAM

The SFYC Light Green program is intended for those who have optimist sailing experience from a summer or fall sailing session and want to continue learning the intricacies of optimist sailing and how to race. Sailors should be between 8-12 years old, under 90 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. Each sailor will be taught general rigging, boat balance, sail trim, elementary racing rules and basic race strategy.

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.

SCHEDULE/COST/AVAILABILITY

September 16 – October 09, 2016 (4 weeks)
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN (links to the left) *Limited availability

Fridays (4:00 – 6:00 pm)   Sundays (12 – 4:00 pm)   Both Days
SFYC Members: $200 $320 $450
Non-Members: $300 $460 $680

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!
It is a good idea to have a bag to keep all of your belongings together