Fall Sailing Programs

Pleon Fall Sailing is Awesome For Building Skills!

Every fall season Pleon's deep bench of talented coaches get 420 and Optimist sailors back on the water for race development clinics. The Pleon fall program is designed to improve and develop racing skills of Opti and 420 sailors when the breeze is up. Please be aware this program is not for those new to sailing. The prerequisite is that the sailor is comfortable in sailing in 10-15 knots of wind.

The curriculum covers boat handling techniques, sail trim, boat speed, tactics and strategy. Sailors get lots of attention and coaching feedback. Practices are offered for all levels of racing sailors in a clinic format that is more structured and rigorous than the summer program experience. Having fun will still be a key element of the program but emphasis is placed on the sharing of learning new skills and racing techniques with the goal of challenging each other to improve and develop racing acumen.

Sailors are required to wear gear appropriate for fall sailing conditions with cold water and air temperatures. Sailors must bring a PFD, proper footwear, gloves, hat, water and snacks. Drysuits or wetsuits are required for practice.

Safety is a priority and practices will be held on land if two of the following are accurate:

  • Wind is sustained above 20 mph
  • Air temperature is below 30 degrees
  • Water temperature is below 40 degrees

The coach deems sailing conditions unsafe.


420 Intermediate
420 Race
Opti Intermediate
Opti Race

Opti 1 & 2 Level Clinics
We are in the process of finalizing coaching for Opti 1 & 2 Level after-school clinics. More information will be coming.

Detailed Class Descriptions

The program runs on 8 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 5. Each program day starts at 11am (ready and rigged) and ends at 4pm. The parent gate/no-go zone is also in effect during the Fall.

Optis & 420s are available for $25/day. Sign up when you register.


September Weekends October Weekends
September 5
September 6
October 3
October 4

September 12
September 13

October 10
October 11

September 19
September 20

October 17
October 18
September 26
September 27
October 24
October 25


Due to high demand and COVID restrictions on class sizes once you are registered for any class/session you are committed to that day and time. If you cancel within two weeks of the scheduled class date you will not receive a refund. If you register for a certain day and can not make it/miss it that registration is not transferable to another day.

All sailors MUST wear a face covering while on land at all times, the daily COVID google form must also be completed before any sailor arrives at Pleon. Parents must also be masked if they exit the car at drop-off & pickup.
DAILY AFFIRMATION FORM must be completed each day before arrival at Pleon.

Questions - contact kieran@pleon.org

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