NYC Optimist Development Programme – Winter 2021

Oct 1, 2021 | Junior Training

The Optimist Development programme is aimed at sailors who aim to compete in events and other competitions in 2022.  We believe there is demand for a performance group and a development group.  The performance group will consist of already experienced sailors who have competition experience, but did not meet the IODAI rankings in 2021 and qualify for the DOGS Winter training, and also the sailors moving from regatta fleet to main fleet in 2022 competitions.

While there is a focus on development and performance, our plan is based on the NYC’s core values of family, friendship and sporting excellence. 

All sailors and parents MUST READ AND ADHERE TO the Club’s code of conduct to encourage good behaviour and camaraderie: Code-of-Behaviour

Read carefully the requirements for the various groups before enrolling your child using the form below

Regatta level 

Junior Main fleet level

Senior Main Fleet level

Sailors who 

– have completed their Level 1/Start Sailing qualification

– are able to sail a triangular course

– has access to their own boat or charter

– are keen to develop racing skills and practice

This group will focus on learning basics of racing (going on a beat, down wind, rounding marks, basics starts

Sailors who : 

– have either completed their Level 2/Basic Skills Sailing qualification

– must be confident and capable of participating in races and regional events in main fleet

– must be age 11 or older.

This group will focus on improving racing skills


Sailors who : 

– have either completed their Level 3 /Basic Skills Sailing qualification

– have participated in competitions and regional events in main fleet

– must be age 13 or older.

This group will focus on racing strategy, improving tactics and performance



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