Dear Parents & Sailors,

What & Why – If your sailor is looking for some more time on the water this fall then we have a program for you!  Maybe you are an Opti green fleeter looking to move up, a 420 sailor wanting to improve on the wire, or maybe you want to try out the world of sport-boats and rip around on our new Melges 24!

When & Where – Full Opti and 420 team practices are at Niantic Bay YC mostly on Sundays @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  We will offer “Early Clinics” for Opti sailors who demand more time on the water.  The new sailors on the Melges 24 team will meet earlier on Sunday’s.  The full schedule for all teams will include five weeks of lessons and one travel regatta!

Full program and sign up details – MudRatz.com

We are welcoming two new coaches this fall!

On Opti’s – Urska Kosir, Izola, Slovenia.  Urska is a proven past champion winning both the 2009 Laser 4.7 World Championships and later in 2012 winning the Collegiate National Womens Championship B Division.  She is a past member of the Slovenian National Sailing Team and Yale Bulldogs Sailing Team respectively.  Urska will focus on proper set up and racing drills to help our Opti sailors step it up for the upcoming events.  Urska joins Kate Canningwho returns for her 5th fall!

On 420’s – Matt Sola.  Matt is a recent graduate and former captain of the University of Rhode Island Sailing Team. He has extensive coaching experience with 420s including recently at NESS where his team took the top placement at the 2015 ECSA All Star Regatta.  Matt joins Taylor Martin who returns for his second fall!

OK, How Much?

The cost is $150 for new sailors (and $175 for new sailors who need uniforms).

Avoid the $50 late fee – Register by September 4th!