Optimist Green Fleet

Green fleet, first year sailors in our School Year Program, builds on skills learned in the Optimist Advanced two-week summer class to improve boat handling and introduces sailors to the competitive sailing and racing environment.  Balancing focused practices and adventure sailing, a strong expectation is placed on team building and sportsmanship.


Onshore white board talks and on-the-water drills are aimed at developing boat speed and improving boat control. 
Sailors learn many different concepts that can be applied to larger sailboats: recognizing wind and water shifts, starting tactics, and the rules of the road (the waterways).


Green Fleet sailors are encouraged to attend regional regattas as a VYBA team and compete against other first year sailors. 
The fleet travels to about one regatta per month during the school year program.


Season Dates:  Late August to mid May, consistent with the school calendar


Pre-Requisite:  Completion of Optimist Advanced summer class or Director’s Approval.

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