Advanced Optis




4-8 weeks

About the Class

Boats: Optis. Sometimes in Sunfish and/or other boats.

Advanced speed and performance in Optis and Sunfish – sail-surfing, team racing, racing, long adventure sails.

Jr. Commodore Cup expected:

Intra Club Racing takes place every Wednesday 1:00-3:30 pm (sailors should arrive at 12:30 to rig).

If there is interest, we can compete in a regatta or two. At the Advanced level, we’ll encourage participation in HPYC Saturday Sunfish races, but emphasizing the FUN parts of racing rather than pushing the full-day regatta model. If COVID guidelines permit, we will travel to (or host) other yacht clubs weekly for added fun and competition.

Your Instructor

Matt Wake - Program Director

Matt Wake - Program Director

We don’t send our kids to sailing class to win trophies. We do it because doing things that are hard are worth doing. We do it because our children should understand the overwhelming power of wind and water and how to harness them. We teach seamanship to impress on them the value of meticulous care, preparation, and technical skill, things that will lead to success in a world of constant and unexpected challenges. And most importantly, sailing is really fun!