For EYC parents who wish to do everything they can to help their junior sailor excel at sailing, here is one way to do it.
The EYC has placed an order for six Optimist sailboats to bring the EYC’s Optimist fleet from 12 to 18 for 2014. We will take delivery in the spring of 2014. We have arranged with McLaughlin Boatworks to permit EYC members also to purchase private Optimists on the same price and terms as the EYC.
These McLaughlin Optimists were used for one week as charter boats at the 2013 Optimist North Americans. The boats are complete and include everything your junior needs to sail or race at the EYC. They are white and include three airbags, padded hiking straps, mainsheet, bowline, Harken blocks, daggerboard, rudder, tiller and extension, club spar set and club rig kit (sprit lift, vang, outhaul, bridle, bling & ties), and a class legal sail with royalties paid. No dolly or cover is included in the price, but those can be obtained separately if desired.
The price for EYC members is $2662 each, plus a shipping charge, which we estimate will be under $100 per boat. This is a very favorable price and these boats will not remain in stock for long at this price.
If you wish to purchase an Optimist on these terms, please contact [email protected]. Your commitment to join in the purchase, and your 50% down payment, must be received by McLaughlin Boatworks not later than September 14, 2013. Questions? Contact [email protected]