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.
PREREQUISITE: Sailors must have previous Optimist sailing experience, i.e. Summer Optimist 1, 2, or 3
SUNDAYS: 12:00 - 4:30 pm
Session 1 -- 14 available spots!
Session 2 -- 14 available spots!
SFYC Members $482*
* 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+)
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.
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.