Our Youth Sailing program offers a variety of programs for the young sailor - from novice to experienced. Kids start out in our learn-to-sail rec program and then move to the Opti race team. After a few years of Optis, the more experienced sailor moves to 420s and FJs on either of our race teams.
Please contact our Youth Sailing Director, Ethan Lounsbury with any questions.
The recreational "Learn to Sail" program is for new sailors that are interested in learning to sail, or experienced sailors that enjoy sailing without the competitive ascpects of one of our racing progams
Mondays from 3:30pm-6:30pm
Available to all high schools, this is an opportunity for high school age sailors to sail and compete in FJs.
Sailors for this program ideally have previous sailing experience, although previous experience is not mandatory. All high school students are welcome. For more information, or if your school has a team or is attempting to start one, please email us.
Our Opti race program is broken into 3 groups; "Learn to Race", "Green Fleet", and "Red, White & Blue Fleet".
The Opti intermediate "Learn to Race" team is for sailors that have completed at least one week of summer camp in the Opti class/rec program, or have previous sailing experience. The main focus of this team is practicing and competing in the Florida East Coast Youth Series.
The Opti "Green Fleet" have completed "Learn to Race" and are ready for slightly larger regattas. This team competes in the Florida East Coast Series, as well as select larger regattas.
The Opti "Red, White & Blue Fleet" is for our most advanced sailors. THis team attends major USODA and JO regattas around the state of Florida.
The Intermediate C420 Team is for sailors that have completed at least one week of cummer camp in the FJ/420 class, or have previous sailing experience. The main focusof this team is practicing and competing in the Florida East Coast Youth Series.
The C420/Laser Team is for sailors that have prior competition experience in the FJ/420 class, or have aged out of our Opti race team program. The main focus of this team is practicing and competing in the JO Youth regattas and C420/Laser class regattas.