Pre Opti Nationals Coaching

We have pre Opti Nationals training dates set for July 21-22 with coach Leigh Kempton. If your team is not arriving early or you are not team racing and would like to get a couple extra days of practice in on site we have open spaces for those dates. Contact us if you are interested.



First Northern Practice March 15-16

We kicked off the “spring” season last weekend at Sea Cliff Yacht Club with cold and windy conditions. The kids did a great job in the challenging conditions and made a solid training session out of it. We are back to it tomorrow though the forecast is looking a bit better than last weekend. photo (1) photo (2) photo (3) photo

2nd Coach added for Holiday Clinic in Jensen Beach

With growing demand I have added a second coach, Scott Norman, to the Holiday Clinic at the US Sailing Center Martin County in Jensen Beach, FL. We will sail December 20-23. There are several openings left. Contact for info.

West Coast Champs Practice Days

We will be training October 8-10 at Cabrillo Beach YC in preparation for the USODA Spring Teams Qualifier, and have some open spots for any sailors whose teams won’t be in California until later in the week. Can do one, two, or all three days. Contact for availability and pricing.

Holiday Optimist Clinic

We will be hosting our 3rd annual Holiday Opti Clinic December 20-24. This year we are moving it from Miami to the US Sailing Center Martin County in Jensen Beach, FL. Partial attendance is ok and additional dates prior to the 20th are available as well. Please contact for price and additional details.

when little people learn to deal with big breeze

Last Sunday we had a ton of breeze on Bellport Bay, but the smallest of our sailors didn’t give up and ended up learning a ton. Best yet they had huge smiles when they came off the water and were all so proud of their accomplishments.

USODA Team Trials Practice

23 SailStrong Opti sailors are in Pewaukee, Wisconsin getting ready for this weekend’s USODA Team Trials. They have had 2 great days of practice so far, plus one day of no wind in which they worked on all their sail and boat measurements done, as well as registration. The kids have done a great job trying to figure out the lake sailing shifty conditions and are feeling good about their preparation. Two more days of practice and then the racing begins.

Coaches Regatta – Notice of Race

In conjunction with Annapolis Yacht Club Junior sailing we are hosting a scrimmage regatta March 9-10 in Annapolis. It is open to other sailors and teams but space is limited. Contact me through the contact page if you are interested.

Coaches Regatta

Notice of Race (Version1 2/7/13)
March 9-10
1. Competitors meeting 9am Sat and Sun, check-in 8:30am Sat, First race time to be determined at competitors meeting
2. Entry Fee – none, Non AYC or SailStrong sailors register by contacting Peter Strong, pre-registration required, no on-site registration. Space limited to 45 boats
3. All sailors required to have a coach on the water, coaching permitted during racing, and can be provided if needed.
4. Results will be taken and posted, but no awards for them. Three standout sailors from the weekend will be awarded by voting from the coaches.
5. Debriefs after sailing each day.                                                                                                 6. Drysuits Mandatory