Development Team

Registration Is Open for 2021


The Development Team is for beginning and novice racers who want to learn more about racing techniques. The team has capacity for 20 sailors, ages 7 to 15, who will sail Optimists and Lasers.   Lasers will be included if we have sufficient interest (approximately four or more registrations).


Click here to check out this awesome ODT Video from 2018!


The team will meet on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, for practice at the club or to attend area regattas. Practices are generally half-day. Sailors will travel with their coaches and parents to regattas, and parents are responsible for transporting the Optis/Lasers and coach boats. Most regattas are in the southern bay. Because of the age differences of the team members, practices may be divided into two groups. The coaches will support the sailors during regattas.

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Attendence at practices and regattas is not mandatory. While the Development program is designed to build a competitive race team, it is our goal that the sailors have a fun, safe, friendly, and age-appropriate environment to reach their full potential. Sailors typically spend 2 or more seasons on the Development Team before moving to the Opti or Laser Race Team. 

All registrants must have prior approval of the Junior Division Lt. Commander Mary Almany ( ) and Junior Division Commander, Jason Angus ( Prerequisite: participants are required to have completed Beginner and at least one Intermediate Opti Class during Junior Week, or the equivalent sailing experience. Racing experience is not required.

To register, please follow the Registration link on the navigation bar.

Development Team Schedule  
June 22 - August 9
Practice half days Thursday - Sunday
Regatta Schedule TBD
Development Team Management  
Team Coordinator TBD
Coaches Amanda Almany
Online Registration Opens Feb. 1







Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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