Opti Racing Eligibility Opti Racing is open to all children regardless of AYC membership status, of appropriate age and skill. For experienced Opti sailors who want to develop racing skills and participate in frequent races; participation is determined by coaches upon review of sailing skills on the water. Sailing The Opti Racers will focus on boat handling, racing rules, tactics and strategy. Sailors are encouraged to participate in local and travel regattas throughout the summer. Opti Racers will be able to rig their boat independently for different conditions, adjusting the sail and dagger board accordingly. Boat handling skills will focus on sail trim, body position, roll tacking and jibing, and control of the speed of the boat. An understanding and practice of the Racing Rules will be required, and the process of protesting and accepting penalties will be further discussed, in addition, course designs and starting sequences will be addressed.Tactics and strategies demonstrated include: starting, finishing, upwind and down-wind sailing, sailing in a lane/clean air, mark rounding, current, and shifts. Tennis In tennis, participants will focus on competitive play, including the development of consistent serves, long rallies, doubles matches, improved shot repertoire, and volleys. Focus is will also be on improving strategy and tactics and participating in Interclub competitions, Parent Tournaments and Monday Night Teen Tennis as racing commitments allow. Schedule Opti Race 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30-1:30 Tennis 1:30 - 4:30 Sailing FULL SEASON ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL RACERS Unless pro-rated weeks is approved by the Junior Programs Director.