Spring Mudratz at NESS! BOTH 420 & Opti Teams!

It’s time for sign-ups for the MudRatz!  Be sure to read down about the 420 MudRatz too!  Space is limited in both programs so please register quickly, our sign up deadline is Thursday, May 8th.  If your child has sailed with us in the past you will receive first preference and you just need to log into the MudRatz.com site and go to your payments tab to pay to hold your spot.  The Opti team will be limited to the first 30 members to pay.

To register for the first time please email your child’s name, age, boat (Opti or 420) and sail number… he will send back an invite link for you to sign up completely.

After registering please check off your child’s availability for upcoming practices… This is the ONLY way we can ensure we have enough coaches ready for your kids.

Please keep in mind this is not a learn to sail program.  Each child will be evaluated at the first practice.  If they are deemed not to be fully up to speed for our group we will make private lessons available to help get up to speed and re join the group as soon as possible.  We do not want to discourage anyone, but this program is for racers who are looking to improve their skills in conditions that will be too difficult for novice sailors.

Details below to get you started!

Opti MudRatz

Location: NESS

Time: Sundays @ 4pm – 7pm

Dates: May 11th through June 15th (six practices)

Cost: $125 per child (+ $25 uniform for all sailors who need one, they will be required to be worn at each practice).  If you pay online there is a $5 fee added.  To pay by mail please send a $125 check to MudRatz, Inc.  PO Box 293, Stonington CT 06378.

Boat Storage:  If you bring your own Opti there is a $5 storage fee at NESS for the full MudRatz season.  This fee will be paid to NESS at your first practice.

NEW – Boat Charter:  If you do not own a Opti, you can charter a very nice one from NESS for $100 per RWB sailor or $75 per Green fleet sailor.  Arrangements can be made by contacting NESS.

Details:  Each kid should have a race ready Opti and have a sailing level competence of at least green fleet (meaning they have raced before).  Boat can be stored for at NESS, and each boat should have a dolly for ramp launching.  We will have carpooling for Western kids.. email bflack@amconet.com if you can help driving.

 

420 MudRatz

Location:  NESS, Stonington CT

Time: Sundays @ 4pm – 7pm

Dates: May 11th through June 15th (six practices)

Cost: $125 per child (+ $25 uniform for all sailors who need one, they will be required to be worn at each practice).  If you pay online there is a $5 fee added.  To pay by mail please send a $125 check to MudRatz, Inc.  PO Box 293, Stonington CT 06378.

Boat Charter:  If you do not own a 420, you can charter a very nice one from NESS for $100 per sailor (or $200 for the boat).

Boat Storage:  If you bring your own 420 there is a $40 storage fee at NESS for the full MudRatz season.  NESS will collect this fee at your first practice.

Details:  Our 420 goal is to learn more about what makes the 420 FUN and FAST.  Practices will be geared around boat handling and boat speed.  We can pair up skippers and crews based on availability or you can come as a team.  Carpooling can be arranged for Western kids as needed.

MudRatz Mission Statement:  We will provide a series of clinics for motivated junior sailors who want to develop and improve their sailing and racing skills.  These clinics will provide a positive and fun environment where sailors will learn advanced techniques and strategies. Our goal is to complement the local sailing programs offered by the yacht clubs of the region, by enabling enthusiastic sailors to practice in the fall and next spring as well as travel as a team to regattas around the country.

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