The 2013 New York State Optimist Championship Regatta is back!
The race is Saturday, June 15 at the WaterFront Center (WFC) in Oyster Bay, NY. This year’s event will feature White, Blue, and Red fleets all starting at the same time to crown an overall champion and a New York State Champion. Any Opti sailor may enter - no need to be a resident of New York State.
In addition, on Saturday, June 8 WFC is hosting an advanced racing clinic to shake of the winter rust and get ready for the NYS Champs the following weekend!
The clinic will feature coaches well versed in the Opti including: Olivia Crane, Jane Mackey & Ian Storck, with additional coaches on call if the response is strong. The group sizes are going to be kept small to maximize one on one coaching opportunities and create positive experiences for all the participants. Coaches and spots are limited, so make sure you sign up right away for this great pre-season opportunity any Opti sailor will not want to miss!
The warm, flat waters of West Harbor are sure to make this an event everyone can enjoy. The race area is a short 15 minute sail from the launching at Beekman Beach - no long sails or tows. No motor boat available for spectating, no problem! You can spectate some of the racing from a kayak or stand-up-paddle board that are available for rental from the WFC! Just make sure to stay clear at the tight mark roundings!
Bring the whole family and spend the day in Oyster Bay. Check out Teddy Roosevelt’s home at Sagamore Hill, the Teddy Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary or any of the great restaurants in town. But make sure you come back and stick around after racing for the awards ceremony and BBQ.
An easy drive from New Jersey or Connecticut, Oyster Bay is located off Route 106 about 15 minutes north of the Long Island Expressway (Route 495).
See full details on the Waterfront Center website.
To register for the Clinic on June 8, please call the WFC at 516.922.7245. Make sure to call early as space is limited!