This class is for sailors who have successfully completed two sessions of the Opti Intermediate class or one session of the Opti Advanced class. Sailors will work on improving their sailing skills in Optis while learning basic racing rules and tactics. Emphasis will be on competitive boat handling in a fun environment. Sailors who are interested in racing may choose to compete in local green fleet regattas. This class may be taken for the first half of the season only, or for the whole season. This year, in particular, is a great time to get involved with racing Optimists on the North Shore. In 2015, the Optimist Nationals will be held in Salem. Sailors who learn to race in 2014 have a great shot at participating in a fun and age and skill appropriate regatta in their own backyard. Hundreds of sailors will come from all over the country to sail in Salem Sound, and you can be part of it. This class is best for 10 -13 year old children with interest in racing and an intermediate or advanced level of sailing skill.