Lil' Luffers

For our youngest students, small class sizes provide a great introduction to sailing and a safe environment to develop confidence on the water.  With an emphasis on fund Lil' Luffers is an excellent start to learning how to sail. This class focuses on the basics of sailing and developing comfort on the water.
Prerequisite: Swim Check & Capsize Drill*

Skill level: Beginner

Boat type: This class is taught in 8-foot Optimist training prams with instructors alongside in powerboats.

Recommended sailor weight: 50 lbs minimum

What's next?: Enroll in multiple sessions of Lil' Luffers until ready for Opti Basics. *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.

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  • Schedule:
    SUMMER: (Two-week sessions) 
    Session 1: June 24 - July 5 (program on July 4th);
    Session 2: July 8 - July 19;
    Session 3: July 22 - Aug 2;  
    Session 4: Aug 5 - Aug 16
  • Day & Time:
    (Monday - Friday)
    Half Day, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ages: Grades 3 & 4 (including age 7)
  • Fee: $650

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