Optis - Ages 9 - 14 (approximately)
Please note: the following information is for group sailing lessons. Private instruction may be available by special arrangement. Please contact the Program Director to learn more.
Sessions One (June 25 - 29) and Five (August 13-17) are ONE WEEK SESSIONS. Sessions Two, Three and Four (July 2-13, July 16-27 and July 30-August 10, respectively) are TWO WEEK SESSIONS. The final Friday of each session is dedicated to racing for fun (morning, regardless of class; regular Friday afternoon races will still be held).
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The Optimist, or Opti, is one of the most successful boat designs in history. With more than 150,000 boats worldwide. It has helped countless kids learn to sail.
This class is designed to get kids feeling comfortable sailing by themselves. Beginning with very basic techniques, the Opti 1 classes focus on the following skills: rigging, boat controls (tiller and mainsheet), points of sail, tacking and gybing, upwind sailing, capsize recovery and general seamanship (safety, knots, rules of the road, parts of the boat).
Students in this group must provide their own Opti. The Club has two boats available for weekly rental.
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Opti One - 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Session One (One Week Session) - Starts 6/25/2018
Opti One - 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Session Two (Two-Week Sesson) - Starts 7/2/2018
Opti One - 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Session Three (Two-Week Session) - Starts 7/16/2018
Opti One - 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Session Four (Two-Week Session) - Starts 7/30/2018
Opti One - 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Session Five (One-Week Session) - Starts 8/13/2018