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Youth Sailing Courses

Opti Classes

In these courses, we introduce 6 to 9 year olds to sailing and help them feel at ease on the water and be comfortable in boats.

Start Opti Sailing
Beginning Opti Sailing

Both of these courses can be repeated until “aging out” of them. There’s nothing better than time on the water.

Since the objective of the course is to get the students to feel comfortable sailing, the class will not sail on days with threatening weather, such as rain or high winds. Instead, we will use activities to further their nautical knowledge, like crafts, watching videos, and playing games.

Beginner and Intermediate Sailing Programs

Beginning and Intermediate level classes are held during multiple sessions, varying in length, throughout the summer. The various levels are geared towards different sailing ability and interest of the students. We utilize our well-maintained fleet of Optis, CFJs, and 420s, for all of our Beginning, Intermediate and Racing Classes. Students are placed in sections by the Sailing School staff according to age, size, fitness level, and sailing experience. Prior to the first lesson, students are grouped accordingly in one of four categories: Beginner Opti, Intermediate Opti, Beginner 420/FJ, and Intermediate 420/FJ. Sign up for Beginner or Intermediate and let the instructors if you have a preference on the first year, otherwise, they’ll place them in the right boat for their size and skill level.

Beginner Opti – Single-handed Sailing
Intermediate Opti – Single-handed Sailing
Beginner/Intermediate 420/Laser Program

Youth Racing Programs

Our Youth Racing Program is split into two groups: Learn to Race (LTR) and Advanced Race Team (ART). The Learn to Race is run by the Sailing School with classes taking place during the day. The Advanced Race Team is run in the evenings by the Youth Racing Program and headed up by John Hoctor. All kids start out in the Learn to Race program before graduating on to the Advanced Race Team program.

Opti Green Fleet Racing
Opti Gold Fleet Racing
420 and Laser Racing Teams
Laser Race Team (LTR and ART)
420 B Team (LTR)
420 A Team (ART)
For high-school aged sailors, check out our High School Sailing Program.