Race Team Development

  • Optis
    • SPRING/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. There will be a two-day regatta (competition) at the end of the session. LIGHT GREEN IS NOT A LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAM. 

      As a participant in 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.  

      SPRING Schedule/Cost/Availability 
      FRIDAYS: 4:00 - 6:30pm SUNDAYS: 12:00 - 4:00 pm 
      April 26  April 28
      May 03 May 05
      May 10  May 12
      May 17 May 19
      May 24 May 26
      May 31 June 02
        
      Fridays (4:00-6:30 pm)   Sundays (12-4:00 pm)   Both Days 
      SFYC Members   $350  $550  $775
      Non-Members   $500  $775  $1100

      REGISTRATION

      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 Sunscreen (SPF 30+) 
      6. Watch 
      7. Towel 
      8. Complete change of clothes 
      9. Fleece garments, wetsuits, 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)
      Svendsen's 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.
  • Lasers
    • COMING SOON
  • Doubleheaded
    • DOUBLE-HANDED DEVELOPMENT

      The San Francisco Yacht Club offers a Fall and Spring Double-Handed development program in the FJ. This program is designed to take competent sailors to the next level. The program will focus on sailing theory, how the boat works, boat-handling, speed, and teamwork. The class is designed for 8th-10th graders who need to develop the skills necessary to compete on a varsity high school team, summer sailors wanting to join the C420 race team, and graduating optimist sailors wanting to learn the how to sail a double-handed boat. This class is NOT a learn-to-sail program, all sailors should have completed numerous summer sessions and/or have dinghy sailing experience. 

      Schedule/Cost/Registration 
      FRIDAYS: 4:00-7:00pm 
      March 15
      March 22
      March 29
      April 05
      April 12
      April 19

      COST
      SFYC Member: $400
      Non-Member: $575

      REGISTRATION 

      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. Sunscreen (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, but it is IMPERATIVE to have proper clothing to stay warm.

      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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