Prerequisites: Sailor must be 8 years old. Prior sailing experience is not required.
Membership Discount: The membership discount will be applied to prices below once you are logged in and you reach the payment page.
$1,452 for 4-Week Program
June 29 – July 24 – OR – July 27 – August 21
$2,420 for 8-Week Program
June 29 – August 21
+$200 for Non-Member, Junior Use Permit
+$125 for Boat Storage
Previously called Beginner Opti.
Prerequisites: Sailor must be 8 years old. Boat ownership/rental is required. Prior sailing experience is not required.
Description: This introductory Opti class covers the basics of sailing and develops confidence on the water. Sailors will learn basic sailing knots, the parts of the boat, and how to properly rig, maintain, and store their equipment.
Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM and 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Junior Use Permit: This $200 fee is required for all non-members for use of the club. If you are a member, please log in to automatically receive discount.
There are no club-owned Optimists. Each child enrolled in an Opti class must provide their own boat. If you own an optimist that you would like to rent/share with another sailor, you can use this forum. If you do not own an optimist and would like to find someone to rent/share with, please use this forum to connect with people and make arrangements.
Boat Storage: You will need to rent rack space for your Optimist and sail tube space for your mast. Only boat owners should pay this fee, if you are renting a boat from another sailor, they may take this fee into consideration. $125.
If you'd prefer to sign up for the one-week program, please fill out this form.
More information about key program dates & class schedules can be found here.