BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE
Basic Course Description:
Opti Camp is a beginner/intermediate level sailing course for ages 8-11. It runs Monday - Friday 9 - 3. Kids who have completed Pram Camp or a similar program start sailing Optimist Dinghies on their own and learn how to steer all points of sail to master going around a simple triangle course. After the completion of this course the sailors will be ready to continue in either the Optimist Learn to Race program or join the Youth Reachers.
Course Availability: 5 sailors per session
* no sailing on July 4
Enjoy happy times at the lakefront learning to sail in our Optimist dinghies. Students work together to learn and refine the points of sail, boat rigging, terminology and basic steering skills. This is a great next step for sailors who want a chance to master skills of single handed sailing. Sailors may repeat this class several times before advancing to Optimist Learn to Race Class or Youth Reachers .
Our full-day format makes your child’s experience more meaningful and entertaining. All Opti camps are available only in our one-week, full-day format, a popular and effective program for us in summers past. Longer class periods offer students more sailing time and less rigging/derigging time each session. Our instructors enjoy longer periods for improved social and instructional continuity.
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