Sailing on Lake Michigan

Advanced Opti Race Team

The Advanced Opti Race Team is for experienced Opti sailors who are ready to compete at the highest level and are under 15 years of age. The Opti Race Team competes in many local events, but also prepares sailors for National and International Optimist events, focusing on advanced boat-handling and tactics.  The sailors become exposed to a strong team atmosphere, learning both fleet racing and team racing skills.  Sailors who have advanced past the Green Team curriculum and have their own Opti are eligible for the Advanced Optimist Race Team. The Advanced Optimist Race Team places an emphasis on travel, participating in many local and national regattas, including Optimist Nationals, Junior Olympics, and various fall and winter regattas. 

(Full Summer Only)


For Regional, National, and International Optimist news, visit the official US Optimist website,


To view the Advanced Opti Team Roster and Calendar, click here.


If you have any questions, contact the Head Opti Coach at