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Cedar Lake Yacht Club
Since 1899
C, MC, X, Opti and 420 Sailing on the Beautiful Waters of Big Cedar Lake, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Sailing school and racing are already underway for the 2016 season.  Come on down and join the fun!
 

Results

 

Past Results

 
 

Preparation And Safety

  • IOD Safety Measurement Form -- every boat racing a major regatta, such as the ILYA Opti Championship, must satisfy this checklist.  The most commonly missed items are labeling the the boat parts with the sail number and the PFD with the sailor's name.  In addition to being required to support safety operations, these labels also ensure misplaced pieces will be returned
  • McLaughlin Opti Pre-Race Checklist -- including both safety & requirement items and 'should dos'
  • McLaughlin Opti Owners Manual -- from scratch boat rigging, including a description of how to rig the racing rig where the wind indicator shaft ('knitting needle') engages the head tie and top preventer.
  • McLaughlin Opti Rigging Guide -- rigging guide with more pictures and some additional detail, especially on rigging the boom bridle
  • 2015 IOD Class Rules -- the Optimist class rules, for super nerds only!

Going Fast

  • North Opti Tuning Guide -- good streamlined tuning guide concentrating on the essentials.  There are literally dozens of tuning guides on the Internet from different experts and sailmakers, but in the Optimist, tuning minutiae is much less important than how the boat is sailed
  • Optisailors Advanced Boat Handling and Advanced Boat Speed DVDs -- great after mastering the basics.  The sailing school has copies, one featuring the ILYA's own Stephanie Roble.
  • RYA Optimist Handbook -- a veritable bible of Optimist sailing including all topics, rigging, boat handling, boat speed, strategy and tactics.  The sailing school has a copy.

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