RIOT Shoulder Season Program

 
 


 

Spring 2018 RIOT Registration at Bottom of the Page!

 

PLEASE READ ALL INFO CONTAINED HERE CAREFULLY AS THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES!

The 2018 Spriong Season is fast approaching and we're excited to be starting practice on the weekend of March 3 - 4 for Team Trials Qualified Sailors, April 7 - 8 for Champ Fleet and May 6 for Green Fleet! 

SAIL NEWPORT RIOT PRACTICES: 
Lead by Head Coach Joakim Karlsen, a stellar group of coaches will be working with the program including: Lisa Downey, Caden Buckley, Caroline Atwood, Patrick Clancy, Janet Thacker, Kathleen Tocke, Rich Feeney, Charlie DiPrima and more.  Opti sailors will learn boat handling techniques, tactics and strategy, regatta management, conditioning and more with this talented group of coaches.   With a 7 : 1 sailor to coach ratio in Champ Fleet, and 1:6 in Green Fleet, sailors will get lots of attention and coaching feedback.  Practices are held at the Sail Newport Sailing Center, in Fort Adams State Park.

PREREQUISITES: 
Training is offered for ALL levels of Opti RACING sailors, from those with experience and prior organized instruction - to those who wish to start racing in Green Fleet - to advanced sailors who have raced with one of the USODA National Teams.           

The practice days are more structured and rigorous than a typical summer program schedule.  While fun is a critical component of the racing program,  we emphasize learning new skills, challenging the sailor, and developing commitment to the sport.  

RIOT SKILL GROUPS:
S
kill groups are organized to enable us to work most efficiently on moving from Green fleet to Team Trials-Qualified (TTQ). After every practice, the coach for each specific group will send a personalized email to the sailor talking about what went well and what will need improvement.

 

When registering please choose the group your sailor will be in. If in doubt, please email Joakim for placement advice.

 

Min. Age for Green Fleet is 9 years and 10 years for Champ Fleet

Green Fleet  

 
  • Intro to racing (often includes sailors who have just completed a summer of green fleet).  Min. age 9 years.
 

 

 

Champ Silver  

 
  • Strong green fleet and champ fleet sailors
  • Sailing in local and regional regattas
  • Spending a lot of time working on technical skills
  • May sail in one or two National events
 

 

 

Champ Gold:

 
  • Not TTQ yet
  • Committed to sail major events
  • Main goal is to qualify for TTQ
 

 

 

 

 

TTQ:

 
  • Qualified for Team Trials/ or have been qualified in the past
  • Trying to qualify for National team and International regattas
 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE FORMAT
We will practice in small groups in the morning with big group racing drills in the afternoons

 

 

 

 

GEAR AND COLD WEATHER SAILING:
Sailors are required to wear gear appropriate for very cold spring sailing conditions including a dry-suit. PFDs MUST BE US COAST GUARD APPROVED!

DATES AND RATES:

 

Champ Fleet Weekends April 7 - 8 through June 9 - 10 (Youth Challenge)

 

$525     7 Practice/Regatta Days

 

$700     10 Practice/Regatta Days

 

$780     12 Practice/Regatta Days

 

Green Fleet (Sundays only): 
Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3  
Rate:  $325

Youth Challenge Regatta June 9 - 10  $120 Coaching Fee

SIGNING UP FOR DAYS AND MISSED PRACTICES:
Sailors must be listed on the Team Snap practice/regatta schedule a minimum of 7 days in advance in order to attend a given practice/regatta. While efforts will be made to accommodate last minute requests for changes to selected dates, it is not guaranteed and there are no refunds for missed or unused days.

CHARTERS:
Sail Newport has a limited number of charters available.  Priority goes to Green Fleet participants, Champ Fleet second.  Please email Kim Hapgood

PERSONAL BOATS:
Any participating sailor will be able to leave their boat/spars/blades and dollie at Sail Newport - storage is included during the time a sailor is signed-up to participate.

FINANCIAL AID:
If you have any questions about financial aid or other, please do not hesitate to email Program Director Kim Hapgood, we will be happy to work with you!

TEAM COMMUNICATIONS:
All messaging and announcements will be made through TeamSnap. This is an online portal that parents will need to sign up for after an invitation via email from Coach Joakim. To initiate this now, please email Joakim. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
All of the communications for the program will be through TeamSnap. However, please stay tuned to our Facebook page for up to date postings on activities.

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