Opti Basics (Spring & Fall)

For beginning and novice sailors, this class offers the ideal platform for children to become comfortable with the sport of sailing as they learn to skipper their own boat! Each sailor may enroll in multiple sessions until they are ready for Opti Prep. Prerequisite: Swim Check & Capsize Drill* Skill level: Beginner Boat type: This class is taught in 8-foot Optimist dinghies with instructors alongside in powerboats. Recommended sailor weight range: 50-110 lbs What's next?: Enroll in multiple sessions of Opti Basics until ready for Opti Intermediate. Spring and fall sessions also available. *Sailors must demonstrate comfort swimming in Oyster Bay without a lifejacket. Instructors will train students how to recovery from a capsize (when the boat tips over.) Swim checks and capsize drills are performed on the first day of the program alongside WFC docks.
  • Schedule: Fall 2018 Fall: Sep 10 - Oct 15
  • Day & Time: Spring and Fall Monday: 3:30pm - 5:30pm Saturday: 2pm - 4pm
  • Ages: Grades 4 - 8 (50-110lbs)
  • Fee: $300

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