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Welcome Sailors and Parents!    

The CRYC post opti program will concentrate on the 420 for interested and qualified sailors.

Club 420 Race Team Program
Practice will be Saturdays and Sundays 10-5 each week. Regattas will be per our calendar. We are shooting to have everyone travel to as many of the local Florida events as possible, but at the very minimum, we would like perfect attendance at the Naples Cup in November. Fortunately two of the largest and most important 420 regattas are local. The Orange Bowl Regatta hosted by Coral Reef and Club 420 Midwinter in Jensen Beach. Because the 420 season ends in mid February after Midwinters, the first session of the program will run from September 1 through December 17. Session 2 will continue to work on 420 skills in preparation to compete in the Club 420 Midwinters, US Sailing’s Jr. Double Handed Championship (Bemis ladder event). US Sailings Women’s Jr. Double Handed Championship (Ida Lewis) and US Sailing’s Youth Championships (resume event) as well as any the major summer C420 events such as Nationals, North Americans, Buzzards Bay etc.

Club 420 Intermediate Program
Intermediate 420 Racing is for sailors who have recently moved out of our Opti Race program, sailors who have recently completed CRYC Summer Camp and are looking to race, or for sailors looking to develop their 420 techniques. Sailors will have the opportunity to learn the finer points of sailing and racing a 420. The coach will review all things 420 from rigging and tuning, to maneuvers, skipper and crew communication, race courses, etc. The sailors will be continually challenged so as to bring them to a level that they would be comfortable racing the full regatta schedule. The Intermediate 420 Race Team will gear up to race one or two events in the fall session as a means to practice goal setting and learn the basics of what it takes to travel as a member of a 420 team.The Intermediate 420 team will practice Saturdays from 10am-5pm. The more consistent sailors are with their attendance, the more excited they will be to compete as their skills will be developing to a place where they are confident sailors. The first practice of the season is September 1st!

Augie Diaz, a two time Snipe world champion who calls CRYC his home club, is very generous to the CRYC program. Through Augie, our sailors have the chance of a lifetime to learn the snipe from the best of the best. Race team members who are interested in sailing the snipe only have to contact Augie and let him know of your interest. Augie will determine access to the Snipe based on desire, participation and results. Augie makes the Snipes available for BBYRA races, major Biscayne Bay Snipe regattas in the spring, Commodore Rasco and DonQ, and Jr. Nationals, Nationals and Women’s Nationals. The Snipe is intended to supplement the Club 420 program as coaching will be focused on the 420. One great benefit of the Snipe is the opportunity to race against some of the best sailors in the world in the local fleet. There will also be opportunities to crew for adult Snipe sailors. We had great success incorporating the Snipe into our program this past session.

Sailing and College Admissions
Sailing can help you get into the college of your choice. Today colleges are looking for students who are academically qualified and who have demonstrated a passion for something and followed through on it over time. Sailing can be that passion. Being a great sailor is no substitute for academic achievement. However being an accomplished sailor can help set you apart from the crowd. Some college coaches have some influence in the admissions process and will "pull for you" for you in the admissions process if they want you on their team.