HORIZON PROGRAM
"Your greatness is measured by your horizons." - Michelangelo

Mission

The Horizon Program is to putting eager sailors looking for further development on the right path to being higher-level Optimist racers by offering regionally-based practice opportunities with top Optimist coaches.

MICRO-CLINICS - Weekend practices or micro-clinics will be scheduled in areas across the country that may not have access to high-level coaching to help educate and elevate youth sailors, parents, and sailing programs to the next level.

FUTURE PATHWAYS - Youth sailors and parents will also become more familiar with the process to qualify for our Development Team, US International Teams, US National Team, and beyond.

TOP TRAINING FROM THE HIGHEST COACHES IN THE OPTIMIST FLEET - Highest level coaches from the Optimist fleet, working with everyone from the National Team to the Horizon program.

*NEW FOR 2022-2023*
HORIZON REGATTA COACHING


PRE-EVENT CLINICS ON SITE - Clinics onsite at events for example Midwinters, Sunshine States, and Team Trials will be open to Horizon Sailors who want the opportunity to train on site prior to large events.

EVENT COACHING - Small group Optimist coaching will be offered for the sailors who want to travel but their entire team will not be there from our top coaches.

INDIVIDUALIZED FEEDBACK - Coaches will provide Individualized feedback to each athlete from tuning and technique to strategy and course awareness so that all sailors have the best opportunity to accomplish their goals.

HORIZON CLINIC SCHEDULE

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August 20-21 | Northeast - Rochester Yacht Club

November - Midwinters Regatta Clinic & Event Coaching

December - Orange Bowl Regatta Clinic & Event Coaching

....more practices coming soon!

 

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March - Sunshine States Regatta Clinic & Event Coaching

Any program or organization that wishes to host a Horizon Program Practice In their region will have access to USODA-approved coaches who will travel to your area and run a weekend clinic for your sailors!

PROGRAM MISSION & GOALS
HOW TO HOST A HORIZON PRACTICE AT YOUR CLUB/ORGANIZATION
ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
Program Contacts