The purpose of the Regatta Week session is for students to gain greater familiarity with the boats and techniques and prepare for and race in a regatta. The Optimist Regatta Week session meets for one week, Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 5 pm. On Saturday, August 13, students participate in the Hoop Pole Regatta in Oriental from 8-6pm. Participants must have prior sailing experience, preferably with the Junior Sailing Program. Sailboat racing techniques, starting, tactics, tuning, advanced boat handling, and regatta preparation will be covered. The Regatta Week registration fee includes the regatta fee, and lunch and dinner on Saturday, August 13. It is expected that a parent or guardian will accompany each student to the regatta.