Opti FUN-Raising Regatta


To help raise money for Operation Optimist, the NY Harbor Sailing Foundation is organizing the Opti FUN-Raising Regatta for adults.

This will be held on Thursday evening,  August __th, 2019.

30 Optis will be available on a first-come basis. Adult participants can enter the regatta by making a donation of $100 or more. There will be a launch at 6 p.m. from the Manhattan Yacht Club clubhouse to the Opti docks. Sailors will then rig their Optis. Races will be held until sunset. Trophies will be awarded back at the clubhouse after sailing.

Operation Optimist has grown from 30 to 40 Optimist dinghies! This is really great and now we need to raise more money to make the program even better. The Opti FUN-Raising regatta is how you can have a great time and help support this terrific program.

Any Member, skipper or crew, can enter this FUN-Raising Regatta. If the kids can sail the boats, you can too! It’s all for a great cause. Go ahead – be a kid again for an evening. Come race Optis. Conquer the World, have a great time and do good!

The minimum donation is $100 but larger amounts are encouraged. As a special offer, anyone who makes a donation of $150 or more will receive an awesome new Regatta shirt! 

If we can sell out this regatta, we will raise enough to fund 10 students for a full week of Opti lessons.

Want an expert on your team? You can enhance your regatta experience by commissioning one of the junior sailing instructors to help you rig and de-rig your boat.

So let’s take to the water for an incredible Thursday evening of doing good, having fun and racing Optimists!

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