Opti Basics

For beginning and novice sailors, this class offers the ideal platform for children to become comfortable with the sport of sailing as they learn to skipper their own boat! Each sailor may enroll in multiple sessions until they are ready for Opti Prep. Prerequisite: Swim Check & Capsize Drill* Skill level: Beginner Boat type: This class is taught in 8-foot Optimist dinghies with instructors alongside in powerboats. Recommended sailor weight range: 50-110 lbs What's next?: Enroll in multiple sessions of Opti Basics until ready for Opti Intermediate. Spring, Summer and Fall sessions available. *Sailors must demonstrate comfort swimming in Oyster Bay without a lifejacket. Instructors will train students how to recover from a capsize (when the boat tips over). Swim checks and capsize drills are performed on the first day of the program alongside WFC docks.
  • Schedule: SPRING: (Mondays or Saturdays) May 6 - June 22  |  SUMMER: (Two-week sessions) Session 1: June 24 - July 5 (program on July 4th);  Session 2: July 8 - July 19;  Session 3: July 22 - August 2;  Session 4: August 5 - August 16  |  FALL: (Mondays or Saturdays)  September 7 - October 14
  • Day & Time: SPRING & FALL (Mondays or Saturdays)  Monday: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM OR Saturday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  SUMMER (Monday - Friday)  Half Day, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Ages: Grades 4 - 8
  • Fee: $650

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