Race Team Development

  • Optis (Light Green)
    • FALL/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. LIGHT GREEN IS NOT A LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAM.

      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 regatta (competition) at the last day of the session. 

      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/Prerequisite 

      PREREQUISITE:
      Sailors must have previous Optimist sailing experience, i.e. Summer Optimist 1, 2, or 3

      SUNDAYS: 12:00 - 4:30 pm
       

      Session 1 -- 4 spots left!
      September 08
      September 15
      September 22
      September 29
      October 06
       
      Session 2 -- 9 spots left!
      October 13
      October 20
      October 27
      November 03
      November 10

      TUITION:
      SFYC Members   $482*
      Non-Members   $687

      * Members must follow these steps to receive Member pricing:
      process coming ASAP - as of 8/15/19

      REGISTRATION -- Now Open!

      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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