WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE US OPTIMIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
We call it "ODP2"


Mission


The mission of the United States Optimist Development Program (ODP2) is to develop Team Trial Qualified sailors into top-level Optimist sailors by providing regionally-based opportunities for high-level practices with the top Optimist coaches.

  • To enhance sailors’ development through intensive regional practices, providing detailed feedback and ongoing dialogue from coaches.
  • To develop and prepare sailors for a future invitation to the US National Team.
  • To create pathways for sailors to bridge to other classes of youth racing and potentially Olympic development teams.
  • To create sailors well versed in the fundamentals of sailboats and sailing.

ODP2 SCHEDULE

ALL ODP2 PROGRAM MEMBERS & USNT MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND PRACTICES IN ANY AND ALL REGIONS

 

2021 PRACTICES

January 22-24 | South Atlantic - Hobcaw Yacht Club

February 13-15 | South Atlantic - Carolina Yacht Club | Practice Recap

March 4-5 | Sunshine States Practice @ USSCMC | Practice Recap

March 27-29 | South Atlantic - South Carolina Yacht Club | Practice Recap

April 9-11 | South Atlantic - Hampton Yacht Club

April 17-18 | Team Trials Practice - Lakewood Yacht Club

May 8-9 | Northeast - Beverly Yacht Club

More practices in other regions coming soon!

 

 

REGIONAL RESOURCES

 

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
PROGRAM COMPOSITION
PRACTICE VENUES & SCHEDULE
ODP2 COACHING
MEMBERSHIP & PRACTICE FEES
ODP2 GEAR
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
PROGRAM CONTACTS
PREVIOUS SEASON SCHEDULE
TRAINING TO BE OUR BEST!