Welcome back to another Fall season of MudRatz sailing!
The Laser team will be limited to the first 12 sailors to pay with preference given to past team members…
Details – Early Registration deadline is September 4th (there is $50 late fee anytime after).
Time: Sunday @ 9am-Noon
Dates: Saturdays, September 12,19, 26, October 10, 17
Cost: $175 per child (plus $30 uniform for new sailors & Mudratz membership if not currently a member – see below).
Location: Niantic Bay Yacht Club, 8 Shore Rd, Niantic, CT 06357
Parent Team Coordinator: MudRatz420@gmail.com
Boats can be brought down one week before the programs begin. Storage is free.
An annual membership with the Mudratz is required now to be part of our team.
What to expect and prepare your Laser sailors for next…
Please understand that our team is not a learn to sail group… we are a learn to race group and experience is preferred. Most kids start on our team after enjoying a season of racing Laser’s to some extent before or have been an experienced Opti racer. During the first practice, your child will be evaluated. If it seems they need more coaching to get up to speed with the group we may refer you to private lessons or suggest waiting a season.
Boats, Gear, and Volunteers…
We expect each sailor to bring their own Laser. Storage space will be provided at the host club site for free. Charter boats might be available on a very limited basis from season to season.
Please make sure kids are dressed for sailing (drysuits/wetsuits, smocks, gloves, boots, hats) as we sail in ALL weather, rain, wind, snow, and sun. Please send each child with a snack and water-bottle as well. Please, NO PLASTIC SINGLE USE WATER BOTTLES. Each season we see kids become limited by the clothes they have… dress your child for success… you would not send them onto the ball field without cleats!
Kids should be rigged and ready to launch BY the start of practice each day, we are not paying coaches to help rig, so please get the kids there early enough to be ready to sail on time.
Please ask how you can help… we are a volunteer team and there is always something that needs to be done each week. Thank you for being part of our team. We really hope to create a good experience for all the kids!
MudRatz Mission statement: The mission of the MudRatz is to complement local youth sailing programs by enabling sailors to improve as a team and travel around the world.