Members of the PCYC Junior Race Team must be proficient in all boat handling skills and comfortable in wind speeds up to 15 mph. Race team instruction focuses on skills, techniques, and knowledge needed to compete in races with confidence as an individual and as a team. Participants in the racing program will sail in either club or privately owned Optis, Laser Radials, 420’s or privately owned Thistles.
The team will have the opportunity to participate in local, regional and national events. The Traveler’s Series and Junior Bay Week are usually the highlight of the season. Junior race team members are not required to but usually will find opportunities to sail in both club and other ILYA and US sailing events. Parental involvement is a requirement for participation in the race team (i.e. trailering of boats to regattas, participation in fundraisers, etc.).