2020 Fall Race Training

New Opportunities for Laser, Optimist and Club 420 Sailors!

We are thrilled to offer new and more sailing opportunities for Optimist, Laser and Club 420 sailors. We know many families are frustrated with the delay of school…but…the good news is…summer is extended! Since students may  have more time to participate in sailing, the programs below are designed to take advantage of that extra time by offering small group training for your sailor(s).

To remain safely within COVID guidelines, we can only take 13 sailors per session. Please sign up ASAP if you are interested in these opportunities.

Want more, or something different?

We are open to adding more youth sailing to the schedule, such as for small groups on weekdays in one half and full-day sessions. If your sailor has friends that may want to train in smaller groups we can create custom opportunities. Please reach out to us with any and all ideas to keep our youth sailors on the water and optimizing this extra time.

Session 1

  • Dates: 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/26, 9/27
  • Practice Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Days: 6
  • Included Regatta Days: RI State Champs – 9/26-27
  • Cost: $480

Session 2

  • Dates: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/24, 10/25
  • Practice Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Days: 5
  • Included Regatta Days: Halloween Howl – 10/24-25
  • Cost: $400

Program Description: Fall is the ideal time to join RIOT’s Green Fleet Team. Whether you are coming off a summer of green fleet racing or a summer of intermediate sailing, you can continue your progression with this group. Fundamentals of sailboat racing will be taught in a fun and relaxed setting. This is not a learn to sail program; sailors should be self-sufficient with rigging and derigging and be able to sail efficiently at all points of sail. Charter boats are available for this group at $200/session.

Opti Champ sailors are welcome to take either or both sessions. The are priced separately on the reservation form.

Session 1

  • Saturdays: 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 9/27
  • Sundays: 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/26, 9/27
  • Practice Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Days: 6
  • Included Regatta Days: RI State Champs – 9/26-27
  • Cost: $480

Session 2

  • Saturdays: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/25
  • Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/24, 10/25
  • Practice Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Days: 5
  • Included Regatta Days: Halloween Howl – 10/24-25
  • Cost: $400

Program Description: RIOT will be back this fall and will operate much like is has in the past, but due to COVID Youth Sports Guidelines, we will move to a two-session block format rather than the a-la-cart format of the past. Champ Fleet Sailors should have at least a summer of green fleet experience before joining this group. If needed, this group may be broken into gold and silver sub-groups to accommodate a range of skills and experience.

Session 1

  • Sundays: 8/29*, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27
  • Included Regatta Days: Sail Newport Dinghy Regatta – 8/29-30

Session 2

  • Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 10/31*, 11/1
  • Included Regatta Days: Halloween Howl – 10/31-11/1

Practice Times: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Days: 6
Cost: $360
Program Description: This program is for teenagers with experience racing lasers, but could also benefit the graduating opti racer or c420 racer looking to try their hand at laser sailing. We are open to the use of all three rigs (4.7, radial, and standard) but expect to get the best critical mass with radials. If you are interested in progressing in both lasers and C420s you can as we’ve purposefully scheduled these classes to not overlap. Like some of our other fall programs, if we get the numbers, we can split the group into smaller sub-groups to maximize learning for all, no matter your experience. A few charters are available for $200/session.

C420 Race Training

  • Session 1
    Saturdays: 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/20, 9/26
    Included Regatta Days: Sail Newport 420 Regional Regatta – 9/19-20
  • Session 2
    Saturdays: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/1
    Included Regatta Days: Halloween Howl – 10/31-11/1

Practice Times: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Days: 6
Cost: $360 per sailor
Program Description: This program is designed for teenagers with experience sailing club 420s using trapeze and spinnakers. We will focus on intermediate to advanced race principals and boat-handling and push for progression each session. While sailors should register and pay as individuals, our aim is to keep pairings set for each block. Team up with a buddy and take your double-handed sailing to the next level. Like our RIOT team, if we have the numbers to pull it off, we may break this group into gold and silver subgroups to best accommodate the range of skill and experience. Charter boats are available for $200/session.

Intro to High School Sailing

  • Mondays
    Session 1 Dates: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28
    Session 2 Dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
    Included Regatta Days: Friday Night Lights – 10/2
  • Tuesdays
    Session 1 Dates: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29
    Included Regatta Days: Friday Night Lights – 10/2
    Session 2 Dates: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
    Included Regatta Days: none

Practice Times: 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Mondays; 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 pm
Days: 5
Cost: $225
Program Description: Our Fall High School Program aims to be super inclusive and hopes to be fun and beneficial for all involved. 8th graders are welcome too! Even if you only have limited racing experience, you are welcome come see what sailing in a high school racing format is all about. Using our matched HS/Collegiate style 420s, you’ll learn the fundamental skills while the water temperature and conditions are still pleasant. Come as an individual, as a pairing, or as a bigger group and get some quality time on the water so that you’ll be ready when traditional High School Sailing resumes next spring.

Apply now

Have questions?

Contact Nick Ewenson, Race Program Manager

Phone: (401) 846-1983
Email: nick.ewenson@sailnewport.org