Chicago Yacht Club Race Teams
For years, the Chicago Yacht Club has been able to provide junior sailors with one of the country's premier yacht club racing programs. The teams travel locally, regionally and nationally racing in some of the most competitive regattas in North America.
Acceptance onto any of the racing teams is based on prior sailing experience and coach evaluation. All members of the Chicago Yacht Club Race Teams are expected to be active and productive members of the team at all times, both in practice and at competitions.
Any travel that our racers do relies heavily on parent involvement for transportation, chaperoning and general team support. Regatta expenses such as travel, meals, entry fees and lodging are the responsibility of the individual sailors. These expenses are not covered by the program tuition.
Members of all teams must be sons or daughters of Regular or Associate Members, or, Junior Members.
During the Spring and Fall seasons, we offer an Optimist Racing Program for Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginner Sailors. Sailors are broken down into three fleets: RWB (Red, White, Blue) for advanced and intermediate sailors, Green Fleet for beginner racers, and Lime Fleet (Fall only) open to sailors fresh out of the summer program! Sailors must be approved by the Sailing School staff to participate in this racing program. See more details under Schedule & Calendar and Fleet Descriptions.
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OPTI RACE TEAM SPring 2019 Practice Schedule
||9am - 3pm
||9am - 1pm
|Green Sunday - May 5 - 26, 2019
||9am - 1pm
All Fleets should pack a snack & lunch for full day weekend practices. Make sure to eat a solid breakfast.
There are sailors with severe nut allergies, please do not bring any food with nut ingredients (peanut butter, almond butter, granola bars, etc.).
Coaches will arrive ready to start practice at the designated times. RWB and Green Fleets should be rigged and ready to begin from the classroom. If your sailor requires more time to rig, arrive earlier.
Spring Season begins on or after March 16 - May 27, 2019. START DATE IS DEPENDENT ICE MELTED FROM WATER
Each sailor should have his or her own tool box complete with all necessary items to prepare the boat, including sail ties.
OPTI SPRING SEASON UPDATE:
Practice Scheduled for May 18 & 19 with Coach Youssef both days.
May 18th - 9:15am Rigged and Ready with lunch packed to eat on the water. Off the water at 3pm
May 19th - 9am Physical Test; rig following. Off the water at 1pm
CYC Regional Opti Meeting Scheduled for May 25 & 26 & 27 with Coach Youssef all days (Invitational with Lake Forest and Columbia Yacht Club)
May 25th - 11am Rigged and Ready. Off the water at 4pm
May 26th - 9am Rigged and Ready. Off the water at 4pm
May 27th - 9am Rigged and Ready. Off the water at 2pm
Opti sailors should be rigged and ready to be in the sailing school classroom by 9am.
Bring dry suit, it is required gear for Spring Sailing.
As weather warms up, Coach Youssef will determine when air temp + water temp allows for sailing without a dry suit.