Club Level Membership Initiative
NEW SKIPPER CLUB PROGRAM
MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
With summer sailing programs about to get started all across the country it's time to focus our energy on the essence of the USODA Mission Statement that speaks to the growth of Optimist sailing at all levels. We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a renewed USODA initiative targeting first time Opti skippers involved in club level programs. The membership cost is $20.00. Clubs/Sailing programs coordinate the collection of the membership forms and payment. The program is not intended as a first time membership for Skippers attending USODA events.
We all realize that some sailors may feel that junior sailing is a summer time activity while others say it is their way of life. The key here is that the sport of sailing fosters the development of many life skills - self-confidence, commitment, competitiveness, teamwork, discipline, working towards goals, life-long friendships and an appreciation for the outdoors and nature whether you are involved for the summer or all year long. And USODA will work with you to foster your young sailors development of life experiences through sailing whatever your interest.
There are many benefits of USODA membership. First and foremost is that each sailor receives a subscription to the class publication, OPTINEWS, which keeps you up to date on happenings in the class, and is full of learn to sail as well as regatta news, articles on racing rules, safety, sports nutrition, equipment, sportsmanship and other current educational topics and of course, the sailors' favorite - photos! Five issues are published each year. In addition, USODA works to support and sustain junior sailors, their families and junior sailing programs through emphasis on:
- Safety. Constantly monitoring and improving requirements to ensure your child's safety.
- Maintaining the value of your Opti. You'll get almost what you paid.
- Assuring fair racing between all boats on the racecourse - each is identical.
- Education & Training. USODA provides the most comprehensive of any class.
- Class management and administration. You'll only know how good it is when you leave.
- Regatta Management. Absolutely the best training for future racers.
We've made it even easier to become a first time member of USODA with the New Skipper Club Program membership at a reduced annual rate for the first year. For this initiative because of the discounted membership rate, sign up is accomplished by completing the attached form for each new skipper and submitting the form and payment from the Yacht Club or Sailing Program to USODA via mail at PO Box 2260, Brant Beach, NJ 08008. We are also communicating this information to all junior sailing programs via the regional yacht racing associations hoping we will encourage clubs to sign up everyone in their program at the beginning of the season. So help us spread the word - share this information at your home club. Feel free to put people in touch with us to answer questions at email@example.com or (609) 510-0798.
Look forward to seeing you at a USODA event this year!
Bub and Emma Kovacs
NEW SKIPPER CLUB PROGRAM
ONE YEAR USODA MEMBERSHIP - $20
Sailor's Name ________________________________Please check (M____F___)
Sailor's Yacht Club/Organization Affiliation: ________________________________
Sailor's Date of Birth(00/00/0000)________________________________________
Parent's Name (Father) ________________________________________________
Parent's Name (Mother) _______________________________________________
Telephone Numbers (With Area Codes) Home (_____)_________________________
Father's Cell(_____)_______________ Mother's Cell(_____)__________________
E-Mail Addresses - Note: If multiple email addresses are entered indicate primary email to be used as the "User ID" for Skipper access to the USODA on-line event registration system.
Skipper (if applicable)____________________
Do you own your Opti? ___Yes ___No Sail Number (if known) _______________
Once membership is created in the USODA database you will be notified via email. Information can be updated/corrected at any time. Medical information and event waiver will need to be completed on-line after membership is created.
NOTE: RENEWAL NEXT YEAR WILL BE AT THE REGULAR SKIPPER RATE
Payment: Give this form to your Program Director.
Program Directors should send all completed forms and one (1) check to:
USODA, P.O. Box 2260, Brant Beach, NJ 08008
Questions: Contact USODA at (609) 510-0798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO OPTI SAILING!!!!!!