OI6 - Optimist Intro to Racing
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)
OPTIMIST INTRO TO RACING
SCHEDULE: Mon-Thur 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
DURATION: One week
PUBLIC: $245 MEMBER: $170
PREREQUISITES: Optimist Explorers or similar experience
This class is designed for sailors who have taken Optimist Explorers at least once and are ready to try racing. Sailors should have a good comfort level on the water and be able (or at least willing to learn) to sail the boat alone.
Emphasis will be on improving boat handling skills and confidence under a variety of wind conditions. This class offers new challenges and an exciting racing experience and will prepare the sailor for the Optimist Race Team. This is a smaller class that includes more individualized coaching.
Sailors will learn the rules of racing, boat handling, sail trim, and basic race strategy and tactics.
We encourage sailors to participate in the local Twin Cities Youth Sailing (TCYS) Regattas held at local lakes.