68° - Jensen Beach, FL
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.

Ages- 8-15, and generally under 120 lbs.

Details & Pricing


Meets: Sundays; 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Travelling Race Days will be longer hours with times TBD


      January 13,20,27

February 3,10,17,24 (away regatta 2/17/2019 NO PRACTICE)

March 17,24,31

April 7,14,28

Optoinal & Additional:  March 2-3 (2019 Optimist Sunshine State Championship)


Program Fees:

$360 / person (requires USSCMC Family Membership)

$410 / person (non-member)

Privately owned OPTIs are welcome; same fee applies; includes storage of hull between program practices


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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