OYS RACE TEAMS

Join the OYS Race Teams! The Oakville Yacht Squadron is a sailing centre of excellence for racers in the GTA.  Check out all of our programs below.

Opti Learn to Race

PERQUISITES: certificate in cansail 1 & 2
requirements: sailor must provide their own boat.  program fee includes season storage

In the OYS Opti Learn to Race program, sailors will be working towards their achieve their CANSail 3 & 4.  The Opti racers continue to develop their skills by introducing a new racing aspect. Sailors will learn leadership, boat balance and steering in various conditions, hiking, appropriate sail trim for desired destination including accelerating and stopping, sailing upwind, rounding marks via gybing and tacking, and race tactics and strategy; all with a focus surrounding racing.  Sailors in this program are required provide their own Optimist dinghy, charters are available through the OYS Sailing School.

The Oakville Yacht Squadron is a sailing centre of excellence for racers in the GTA.  To maintain this level of excellence, a higher level of commitment from our racers and parents is required.  Regatta participation is a highlight for our sailors in this program and parental support is required by way of chaperoning, hauling trailers, travel planning and regatta assistance.  Please note that regatta fees and travel expenses are not included in the program fee.  Coaching will be provided at regattas.

Offered in 4 week sessions in July and August, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm. Sailors may elect to return for a second 4 week session.  Extended camp care is available.

Cost for 1 month session: $1,250.00 (HST exempt)

 

The Opti Learn-to-Race Team is generously sponsored by Volvo of Oakville.

420 Race Team

PREQUISITES: certificate in cansail 1-4
requirements: sailor must supply their own boat.  Program fee includes season storage

In this program, the advancing sailors’ skills are enhanced and applied to sailing faster, more competitively while building teamwork skills.  Sailors will be working towards completing their CANSail 5 & 6.  These enthusiastic teams of sailors will combine previously learned skills to racing.  Sailors will learn imperative racing skills including optimal body position in all conditions, powering up and depowering using sail controls, sheeting and steering, tactical mark rounding, gybing and tacking in all conditions, and stopping and starting on a line.

Sailors will be using the swift and competitive 420 dinghy, in previously arranged teams of two. Sailors in this program are required provide their own 420 dinghy, whether owned or privately chartered. Summer storage is included in the registration fee.  There is a small number of 420 dinghies available for charter through the OYS Sailing School.

The Oakville Yacht Squadron is a sailing centre of excellence for racers in the GTA.  To maintain this level of excellence, a higher level of commitment from our racers and parents is required.  Regatta participation is a highlight for our sailors in this program and parental support is required by way of chaperoning, hauling trailers, travel planning and regatta assistance.  Please note that regatta fees and travel expenses are not included in the program fee.  Coaching will be provided at regattas.

Summer Season: $2,100.00 (HST exempt)

Spring and fall training opportunities are available, and participation by our race teams is strongly encouraged. Please contact our Program Manager at ssinfo@oysqn.com for more details.

 

The 420 Race Team is generously sponsored by Volvo of Oakville.

Laser Race Team

PREQUISITES: certificate in cansail 1-4
requirements: sailor must supply their own boat.  Program fee includes season storage

In this program, the advancing sailors’ skills are enhanced and applied to sailing faster and competitively.  Sailors will be working towards completing their CANSail 5 & 6.  These enthusiastic sailors will experience more challenging training sessions while mastering and combining previously learned skills in a race focused environment.  This program focuses on fine tuning the sailors’ sailing proficiency. Sailors will learn imperative racing skills including optimal body position in all conditions, powering up and depowering using sail controls, sheeting and steering, tactical mark rounding, gybing and tacking in all conditions, and stopping and starting on a line.  Sailors in this program are required provide their own Laser dinghy, whether owned or privately chartered.  Summer storage is included in the registration fee.  There is one Laser Radial dinghy available for charter through the OYS Sailing School.

The Oakville Yacht Squadron is a sailing centre of excellence for racers in the GTA.  To maintain this level of excellence, a higher level of commitment from our racers and parents is required.  Regatta participation is a highlight for our sailors in this program and parental support is required by way of chaperoning, hauling trailers, travel planning and regatta assistance.  Please note that regatta fees and travel expenses are not included in the program fee.  Coaching will be provided at regattas.

This program is offered as an 8 week session in July and August running from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Spring Training: $350 Summer Season: $2,100.00 (HST exempt)

Spring and fall training opportunities are available, and participation by our race teams is strongly encouraged.

 

The Laser Race Team is generously sponsored by Volvo of Oakville.