Opti Junior Racing

The Optimist is a 7’9” long, single-handed sailing pram, with a sprit rig. The Optimist is the biggest youth racing class in the world.

Introductory racing program for ages 8-14, and by approval of Terry Wilson, Head Coach

Details & Pricing


Fall 2019 Opti Racing Program:



Coach led sessions held at the USSCMC

Sundays, 1-4pm on the following dates:

     January 12,19,26

     February 2,9,23

     March 1,15,22

     April 5,19,26


Program Fee:

Space is limited to 12 USSCMC Optimist Prams. Privately owned Optis are welcome; same program fee applies.

$360/person (USSCMC Family Membership)

$410/person (non-member)






Students should already know how to sail.  A minimum of 2 weeks of Summer Sailing Camp experience.

  • Minimum required skills in 8-10 kts of wind
    • Rig the boat
    • Launch the boat unassisted
    • Hold a point of sail
    • Capable of tacking and jibing
    • Capsize recovery
    • Bail the boat
    • Resume sailing
    • Return to the beach unassisted
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