Prerequisites: This class is for sailors who have completed Opti I and are able to sail in an Opti by themselves.
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 Advanced Beginner Opti.
Prerequisites: This class is for sailors who have completed Opti I (previously Beginner Opti) and are able to sail in an Opti by themselves. Boat ownership/rental is required. Placement in this class is subject to the Sailing Director's approval.
Description: Sailors will learn proper weight placement, and practice tacks, jibes, and safety position. They will also learn the basics of sailing around a racecourse and how to tie various knots. An emphasis will also be placed on safety, proper rigging and de-rigging techniques, and how to care for equipment.
Schedules: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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.
Please have your child’s health insurance, doctor’s name, phone number, and your payment info ready before you begin.