SAYC Race Team Program
Opti Emerald, Opti Green, Opti RWB, & 420/Laser Sail Teams
Opti Emerald Fleet (Ages 8 - 12) is a new program designed to introduce racing to our youngest sailors. Emerald Fleet requires basic boat and sailing knowledge, sailors must have at least one week of Sail Camp or previous experience sailing an Optimist. Emerald Fleet focus is on safety and fun utilizing the SailCube Opti.
Opti Green Team (Ages 8 - 15) - Designed for those who know how to sail and want to learn to race. Opti Green team practices twice a week on Sundays and Tuesday afternoons. Charter boats available.
Opti RWB Team (Ages 8 - 15) - Designed for experienced racers with previous Sail Team experience. Sailors must provide their own boats. Opti RWB Team practices twice a week on Sundays and Tuesday afternoons.
420/Laser Team (Ages 13 - 17) - Designed for those who know how to sail and want to learn how to race. SAYC teaches club racing (trapeze and spinnaker) as well as traditional 420 main and jib racing. Laser and 420 teams are comprised of new and advanced racers. The 420/Laser combined team practices twice a week on Sundays and Thursday afternoons. Sailboats included for 420 racing, Laser racers must provide their own boat.
All Sail Teams have a full-day clinic in April with past US Sailing team member and North American Champion guest coaches.
Opti Green, Opti RWB, 420 and Laser teams will attend 3 traveling regattas and 1 intra-squad regatta, Opti Emerald will be invited to attend traveling regattas and participate in 1 intra-squad regatta. Schedules for each team are linked below:
Opti Emerald Fleet Team Schedule
Opti Green & RWB Team Schedule
420/Laser Team Schedule
Interested sailors must commit to all practices, clinics, regattas, and maintenance and trailering days. Parental involvement is required, please email Sail Director with questions prior to registering.