Open Skiff/Bic/Liesure Sailing

 

About Open Skiff/Bic/Liesure Sailing

The O’Pen Bic Racing Team will balance fun and racing. During practice, the team will continue to work on the basics of sailing and racing while also exploring the bay and having fun. Sailors work on boat control, developing boat speed, maneuvering, and sailing around a course. They practice all the points of sail by tacking, jibing, and rounding marks. They also learn some Bic specific racing strategies such as dry capsizing and standing while racing.

The team will be encouraged to participate in local regattas.

All SYS participants and families are required to fulfill 8 volunteer hours, maintain current financial accounts, and adhere to SYS’s Code of Conduct and all Race Team policies and procedures as outlined in the Parent Handbook.

Prerequisite:

Sailors must have completed at least one year of Green Fleet, or coach and Executive Director approval

Practice Times:

 Saturdays – 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

Gear:

Team shirt, PFD with whistle, closed toe water shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and water clothes.

Cost:

$400/season + $100 boat charter fee.

Season Dates:

Fall: August 24 – December 14
Spring: January 25-May 9

Become a Race Team Sponsor

 

Contact Mary P. Trichter
Executive Director

sarasotayouthsailing@gmail.com