Opti Basics

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 Prep. 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. Download the Application at: TheWaterFrontCenter.org/Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions & Cancellation Policy: TheWaterFrontCenter.org/FAQ
  • Schedule: FALL: (Mondays and/or Saturdays)   September 7 - October 14
  • Day & Time: SPRING & FALL (Mondays and/or Saturdays)   Monday: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM AND/OR Saturday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SUMMER (Monday - Friday)   Half Day, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Ages: Grades 4 - 8
  • Fee: $650

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