OPTIMIST CLASS YOUTH RACING
GREEN FLEET RACING GUIDELINES FOR SAILORS, PARENTS, REGATTA ORGANIZERS AND RACE OFFICIALS
WHAT WE KNOW :
All the benefits associated with playing about in little boats can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Gathering Opti kids together for a race or series of well structured races will foster skill development, good sportsmanship and lifelong friendships. Creating a healthy racing environment will have tremendous long term beneifits for the individual and our sailing clubs. If we get it wrong our young sailors will walk away from the sport and in many cases, never come back. WE HAVE TO MAKE IT FUN AND SAFE.