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Opti Program

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Severn Sailing Association is pleased to announce our Fall 2017 Optimist training program. SSA has been a leader in one-design sailing since 1954, and we are eager to develop young sailors, so that they may enjoy our great sport for a lifetime.


There will be an eight week Opti Green and RWB Season with practice every Sunday (unless there is a regatta). Sailors are expected to be rigged and ready by 1pm and pick up time is 5pm.


Bad weather practices will be utilized through the use of video analysis, fitness training, theory talks, boat set-up and sailor evaluations. 

Participation fees:
Sunday Practice or Race Day with AYC:
$35- SSA Member
$45 -Junior Club Member

Regatta Days (per day):
$50- SSA Member
$60- Junior Club Member

If your sailor is interested in participating in the whole season, we offer a season fee ($400 Member/ $500 Junior Club Member)
Register here for the whole season: Opti Fall Season - 9/10/2017

All the Practices and Regatta coaching registration links are below: 

September 10th
 Opti Green/ RWB Practice - 9/10/2017
 Race Day with AYC September 17th Opti Green/ RWB Practice - 9/17/2017
 Atlantic Coast Championship*
September 23rd-24th
 Opti Atlantic Coast Championship, Arapahoe, NC - 9/23/2017
 Race Day with AYC October 1st Opti Green/ RWB Practice - 10/1/2017
October 7th
 Opti Green/ RWB Practice - 10/7/2017
 NERYC Regatta*
October 14th
 NERYC Regatta - 10/14/2017
October 15th
Opti Green/ RWB Practice - 10/15/2017
 Practice October 22nd  Opti Green/ RWB Practice - 10/22/2017
 Halloween Howl Regatta*
October 28th-29th
 Halloween Howl Regatta - 10/28/2017

****Please remember that your sailor must be registered with the regatta host as well.

Sailors must be registered ahead of time for each event. There will be no on site registration.

Below is the link for our Regatta Sign Up page that has direct links to the NORs and registration for the three regattas this fall. 
Regatta Sign Up

Sailors will be able to store their boat, spars, and sail on the rack on the Opti dock during the fall season. Once the season is over, sailors must take home their boat and equipment during the winter.

Please contact Megan Place, the Junior Sailing Director, at (410)263-0071 or

SSA Racing

Most weekends--and many weeknights--around the year, there's some sort of one-design racing happening out of Severn Sailing Association. Check out the calendar to see what's going on these days!

SSA Junior Program

SSA runs a year-round program to develop skills and a lifelong love of sailing in our younger sailors. A summer program and fall and spring high school sailing programs are just the tip of the iceberg.