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

 

2021-2022 PRACTICES

 

June 12-13 | Gulf Coast - Fairhope Yacht Club

July 10-11 | West Coaast - Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation

July 17-18 | Southeast - Key Biscayne 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's PRACTICES
TRAINING TO BE OUR BEST!