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, Summer and Fall sessions available. *Sailors must demonstrate comfort swimming in Oyster Bay without a lifejacket. Instructors will train students how to recover 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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Frequently Asked Questions & Cancellation Policy:
SPRING: (Mondays or Saturdays)
May 6 - June 22
SUMMER: (Two-week sessions)
June 24 - August 16
FALL: (Mondays or Saturdays)
September 7 - October 14
- Day & Time:
SPRING & FALL (Mondays or Saturdays)
Monday: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM OR
Saturday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Monday - Friday)
Half Day, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Ages: Grades 4 - 8
- Fee: $650
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