Opti Prep

Sailors who have completed Opti Basic refine their skills and are introduced to new concepts including racing and advanced boat-handling. This class is designed to prepare young sailors for competition and the WFC Race Team. Each sailor may enroll in multiple sessions until they are ready to join the WFC Race Team.

Prerequisite: Swim Check & Capsize Drill*; Opti Basics and Instructor Recommendation

Skill level: Intermediate

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 Intermediate until ready for WFC Race Team.

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.

Access to the water is always within reach. Download the Application at:
TheWaterFrontCenter.org/Scholarships

Frequently Asked Questions & Cancellation Policy:
TheWaterFrontCenter.org/FAQ
  • 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)  
    Mondays, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM OR
    Saturdays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    SUMMER
    (Monday - Friday)  Half Day, 1pm - 4pm
  • Ages: Grades 5 - 9
  • Fee: $300

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