Race Team

When young sailors have mastered all the basic sailing skills they can satisfy their desire for competition by joining the CBYC Racing Team. Under the guidance of highly skilled coaches, sailors prepare themselves for the challenge of sailing regattas in Optimist Dinghies, CFJs, 420s, and Lasers. our sailors will be prepared for Local Competition as well as Competition on the National and International levels.


Optimist:The Optimist has been designed to be safe, durable and competitive. The skills the Optimist fosters can be directly translated into other classes later on.

CFJ: The Club FJ is a tough, agile performer available with or without a spinnaker package. It is a fantastic choice for clubs, schools, and universities looking to introduce young sailors to double-handed sailing. More collegiate sailing teams in North America sail the Club FJ than any other double-handed sailboat.

420: The Club 420 enables young sailors to learn teamwork, trapeze and spinnaker techniques that simply can't be learned in single-handed boats. Safe for beginning sailors and quick enough to keep collegiate All-Americans interested, sailors graduating from the Optimist class will find the C420 to be manageable and a lot of fun.

Laser: The Laser is a challenging boat that rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques, as well as tactical excellence. It is a singlehanded Olympic class boat, also sailed at club, national and international levels.


Anyone between ages 8 and 18 is eligible to join the race team. Simply get in touch with the coach, and ask for a try-out.

Parent participation is required for race team members. Attendance at a race team meeting is required of all race team members and at least one parent/guardian. The meeting will include additional requirements and responsibilities for race team members including:

  • Regatta preparation
  • Transportation of boats and equipment
  • Registering for regattas
  • Required Junior membership with CBYC


  • 1 weekly practice Friday afternoon 3-6 at Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
  • Weekend practices (Check calender for details)
  • Weekend travel regattas (Check race team calender for details)
    • Travel regattas (i.e. Monterey and San Fransisco) will be handled on a separate basis, between parents and the coach

Race Team


Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club
211 West 22nd Street,
San Pedro, CA 90731
310.519.1694 x201