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Summer Development Team Racing

Thank you for your interest in racing with SSP’s Development Team! These sailors are the future of SSP. They are intermediate sailors who are looking to build their skills and are either just starting out racing or are building racing skills and intend on competing in Seattle area regattas. See the chart below for information about the development teams available this year!

Summer Development Teams


  1. Ability to sail upwind and downwind in a variety conditions
  2. Able to capsize and right boats in a timely manner


  1. Master basic sailing skills in up to 15 knots of wind
  2. Learn and practice fleet racing fundamentals
  3. Attend at least one Milfoil Dodger, Friday Night Series, or Youth Circuit Regatta

Opti Development

Ages 8-15, youth singlehanded

For developing sailors in the 60-100 lb range with basic sailing skills. Introduces racing concepts and teaches more advanced boathandling. 

Participates in Milfoil Dodgers, Friday Night Series, optional one or two Youth Circuit Regattas.

FJ Development

Ages 13-17, teen doublehanded

Targeted at developing sailors weighing at least 100 lbs with basic sailing skills in 5-10 knots of wind.

Continues the development done in high school sailing in the Fall and Spring. Perfect for incoming/prospective high school sailors. 

Participates in some Milfoil Dodgers and Youth Circuit Regattas as well as Friday Night Series. 

Laser Development

Ages 13-18, teen singlehanded

For developing sailors weighing a minimum of 110 lbs with basic sailing skills in 5-15 knots of wind. Introducing racing and more advanced boathandling in a challenging singlehanded boat.

For sailors who want an athletic, independent racing experience. Participates in some Milfoil Dodgers and Youth Circuit regattas, and Friday Night series. 

A Note about Regattas

Development team sailors are encouraged to participate in local development events including Milfoil Dodgers and NWYRC Development regattas. Travel to Youth Circuit regattas may be possible with coach approval, but is not guaranteed. Youth Circuit participation is contingent on boat availability and sailor readiness.

Race Team Dues

Sail Sand Point utilizes a tiered dues structure for our youth racing programs and offers scholarships to any youth racing participants in need.

Families can choose between paying market rate or a more supportive rate; can request a subsidized rate; or apply for a scholarship.

All race team dues payments will be managed through Active Network.

Families are not beholden to pay at the same tier over multiple seasons. The tier a family chooses will have no impact on their sailor’s standing in the program.

Please refer to the Race Team Dues page to choose what is best for your family.