Opti Sailors

2019 GPYC USODA Optimist Nationals

From July 20-28 2019, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) has the distinct honor of hosting more than 400 young sailors, ages 8-15, their families and officials for the prestigious United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) National Championships. This program is being hosted in partnership with the GPYC and the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Foundation.

The regatta includes 3 major events: the USODA Team Race National Championship (July 20 -23), USODA Girls National Championship (July 23-24) and USODA Open Fleet National Championship (July 24-28). Each event showcases the nation's best young sailors using Optimist dinghies, the biggest and fastest-growing sailboat class in the world. Former Optimist sailors make up more than 85% of Olympic medal winners.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Most positions do NOT require any experience. ALL members of the community are welcome!

TRAFFIC & FOOT CONTROL: Volunteers will assist Traffic Control director by- handing out instructional materials, keeping traffic flowing, answering questions, and helping direct all non-essential vehicles to their designated storage area.

MEASUREMENT: Volunteers will assist Measurement Director by measuring equipment for qualification of race. Training time will be needed. Requires prior training on Friday, July 19th at 7:00pm GPYC under Measurement tent.

SAILOR INFORMATION & CHECK-IN: Volunteers will assist Check-in Director by- checking-in sailors to ensure all waivers and registration documentation is correct and complete, handing out goody bags and answering questions.

FLAG DISTRIBUTION TENT: Volunteers will hand out appropriate flags to coaches, safety boats, spectators, judges and Race Committee. All flags will be distributed from USODA with a deposit.

LAUNCH & RECOVERY: Volunteers will assist Launch/Recovery Director by: helping competitors put their boats into and retrieving them from the water, securing launch dollies, and maintaining a safe and smooth flow throughout launch area. Volunteers will get wet and need appropriate boating shoes. Needed: Race days until all boats are launched and retrieved.

RACE COMMITTEE BOAT PERSONNEL: Volunteers will assist Race Committee (RC) PRO's by: performing flag lowering and raising, line calling, and counting of start boats on a RC Start Boat or calling finishing sail numbers and writing down order of finish on a Finish Boat. Full day shifts on race days with lunch included.

SAFETY BOATS: Volunteers will assist Race Committee to ensure the safety of all sailors on the water from launch to retrieval. A tie-up area will be provided to keep safety boats at the GPYC as needed. Needed: Full day shifts on race days with lunch included. Please indicate if you have an inflatable dingy or small maneuverable boat available.

ON THE WATER BOAT MEASUREMENT: Volunteers will conduct on the water measurement of the top 3 boats after all Girls and Championship Fleet races. Full day shifts on these race days with lunch included.

NOTE: It may seem a little overwhelming when you first look at ALL the available days and times. Recommendation: Look for the date first, then volunteer activity and THEN the times you are willing to help!

 

Please plan on signing up for as many days and shifts as you are available. Thank you!

 

For more information contact:

Jim Morrow

[email protected]

Created by:   Kelley Vreeken
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
07/20/2019 (Sat.) Measurement Tent (Team Racing)  9:00am - 5:00pm  

Measurement (Team Racing) (5)

 
Tennis House (Team Racing)  9:00am - 5:00pm  

Check In (Team Racing) (10)

 
07/21/2019 (Sun.) Flag Tent (Team Racing)  8:00am - 9:30am  

Flag Tent (Team Racing) (2)

 
Front Gate area (Team Racing)  8:00am - 9:30am  

Greet/Traffic Control (Team Racing)

 
Measurement Tent (Team Racing)  8:00am - 9:30am  

Late Measurement (Team Racing) (5)

 
Tennis House (Team Racing)  8:00am - 9:30pm  

Late check-in (Team Racing) (10)

 
RC - Course (Team Racing)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

RC Boat (Team Racing) (5)

 
Safety Boat Water - Course (Team Racing)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Safety Boat (Team Racing) (5)

 
Launch Site (Team Racing)  9:45am - 10:30pm  

Launch (Team Racing) (12)

 
Retrieval Site (Team Racing)  4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Retrieval (Team Racing) (12)

 
07/22/2019 (Mon.) RC - Course (Team Racing)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Race Committee (Team Racing) (5)

 
Safety Boat Water - Course (Team Racing)  8:30am - 6:30pm  

Safety Boat (Team Racing) (5)

 
Launch Site (Team Racing)  9:45am - 10:30pm  

Launch (Team Racing) (12)

 
Retrieval site (Team Racing)  4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Retrieval (Team Racing) (12)

 
07/23/2019 (Tue.) RC Boat Water Course (Team Racing)  9:30am - 6:00pm  

Race Committee (Team Racing) (5)

 
Safety Boat Course (Team Racing)  9:30am - 6:00pm  

Safety (Team Racing) (5)

 
Launch Site (Team Racing)  9:45am - 10:30am  

Launch (Team Racing) (12)

 
Flag tent (Girl's Nat'l Champs)  10:30am - 6:00pm  

Flags (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (2)

 
Measurement Tent (Girl's National Champs)  10:30am - 6:00pm  

Measurement (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (10)

 
Tennis House (Girl's National Champs)  10:30am - 6:00pm  

Check In (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (10)

 
Retrieval site (Team Racing)  5:00pm - 6:00pm  

Retrieval (Team Racing) (12)

 
Flat Tent (Team Race)  6:00pm - 6:30pm  

Flag Retrieval (Team Race) (2)

 
07/24/2019 (Wed.) Flag Tent (Girl's Nat'l Champs)  7:30am - 8:30am  

Flags (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (2)

 
Measurement Tent (Girl's National Champs)  7:30am - 8:30am  

Measurement (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Tennis House (Girl's Nat'l Champs)  7:30am - 8:30am  

Check in (Girls Nat'l Champs) (10)

 
RC - Course (Girl's Nat'l Champs)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Race Committee (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Safety Boat Water - Course (Girl's Nat'l Champs)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Safety boat (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Michael Gualdoni
Launch Site (Girl's Nat'l Champs)  9:00am - 10:00am  

Launch (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
Flag Tent (Nat'l Champs)  10:00am - 5:00pm  

Flags (Nat'l Champs) (2)

 
Measurement Tent (Nat'l Champs)  10:00am - 5:00pm  

Measurement (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Tennis House (Nat'l Champs)  10:00am - 5:00pm  

Check in (Nat'l Champs) (10)

 
Retrieval site(Girl's Nat'l Champs)  4:30pm - 5:30pm  

Retrieval (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
Flag tent (Girl's Nat'l Champs)  5:00pm - 5:30pm  

Flag Retrieval (Girl's Nat'l Champs) (2)

 
07/25/2019 (Thu.) Flag Tent (Nat'l Champs)  7:30am - 8:00am  

Flag (Nat'l champs) (2)

 
Tennis House (Nat'l Champs)  7:30am - 8:00am  

Late Check In (Nat'l Champs) (10)

 
Measurement Tent (Nat'l Champs)  7:30am - 8:00pm  

Late Measurement (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
RC - Course (Nat'l Champs)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Race Committee (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Safety Boat Water - Course (Nat'l Champs)  9:30am - 6:00pm  

Safety Boat (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Michael Gualdoni
Launch Site (Nat'l Champs)  9:45am - 10:45am  

Launch (Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
Launch Site (Green Fleet, Nat'l Champs)  9:45am - 10:45pm  

Launch Green Fleet (Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
Retrieval site (Nat'l Champs)  4:00pm - 5:00pm  

Retrieval (Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
07/26/2019 (Fri.) RC Boat course (Nat'l Champs)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Race Committee (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Safety Boat Water - Course (Nat'l Champs)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Safety Boat (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Michael Gualdoni
Launch site (Nat'l Champs)  9:00am - 10:00am  

Launch (Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
Retrieval site (Nat'l Champs)  4:00pm - 5:00pm  

Retrieval (Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
07/27/2019 (Sat.) RC - Course (Nat'l Champs)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Race Committee (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Safety Boat Water - Course (Nat'l Champs)  8:30am - 6:00pm  

Safety Boat (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Launch site (Nat'l Champs)  9:00am - 10:00am  

Launch (Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
Retrieval site (Nat'l Champs)  4:00pm - 5:00pm  

Retrievel (Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
07/28/2019 (Sun.) Launch site (Nat'l Champs)  9:00am - 10:00am  

Launch (Nat'l Champs) (12)

 
RC - Course (Nat'l Champs)  9:30am - 4:00pm  

Race Committee (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Safety Boat Water - Course (Nat'l Champs)  9:30am - 4:00pm  

Safety Boat (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Retrieval site (Nat'l Champs)  3:00pm - 4:00pm  

Retrieval (Nat'l Champs) (5)

 
Flag Tent (Nat'l Champs)  4:00pm - 5:00pm  

Flag Retrieval (Nat'l Champs) (2)

 


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