OE11 - Optimist Explorers - Full Day

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)

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Public - Tuition Only
Public - Tuition + T-Shirt or hat
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Member - Tuition + T-Shirt or Hat

Event Information



AGES: 7-11
SCHEDULE: Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
DURATION: One week
PUBLIC: $245   MEMBER: $170
PREREQUISITES:  Able to swim and tread water in life jacket

Optimist Explorers is a 2-week class for new or experienced sailors, ages 7 - 11. The 8 ft Optimist dinghy is an ideal boat for learning. It is a stable boat and is easy to handle on the water.

This class allows sailors to build confidence and enjoy sailing in a non-competitive environment. Students are split into groups of new and more experienced sailors to tailor the class content to each kid’s skill level.

Our curriculum places an emphasis on enjoyment of sailing through engaging games, activities and adventures.

Instructors always accompany the sailors on the water in safety boats where they can coach them and ensure their safety.

We place 2-3 sailors per boat to make them feel comfortable while learning, and each instructor supervises 8 or fewer sailors. 

The activities and adventures change each session so sailors may take the course multiple times without repeating content. After taking this class, sailors who are interested in racing should take the Optimist Intro to Racing class.