Optimists are sailed in four divisions:
Green Fleet: Open to all novice sailors under age 15 and through 12/31 of the calendar year in which they turn age 15
Skipper's age on the first day of a regatta determines his or her fleet for that regatta (consistent with USODA requirements). Skippers move fleets on their 11th and 13th birthdays. Those turning 15 may continue in the Red Fleet through December 31st of that year. Sailors who change fleets during the year will still receive participation points for each regatta sailed. Optimist Red, White, and Blue sailors will be assigned a fleet for TSA year-end scoring purposes. The fleet assigned is the appropriate fleet for the last regatta of the year.
Laser Full, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Open BIC and Double-Handed boats (420 Club, 420 Collegiate, I-420, FJ or other double handed boat as designated by the host club) are sailed as senior fleets.
Club 420 with trapeze and spinnaker is the double-handed boat of choice, but College 420, I-420, FJ or other double handed boat as provided by the host club can be sailed. Individual regattas should designate the double-handed boat that will be sailed at their event and if the boats will be provided by the club.
We are proud to announce that we have joined the race to restore ocean health with Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program. Protecting our local waters is very important to this regatta and we ask for your help in this effort. To learn more about this initiative visit www.sailorsforthesea.org.”
We ask for your help on the following items:
*Ensuring your recycling and trash are separated before disposing of waste in our marked disposal stations and recycling bins
*Competitors should the reusable water bottles that will be given to each of our competitors and utilize the water bottle filling stations located throughout the club
*Support personnel and spectators should bring reusable water bottles to use throughout the weekend