These two-week programs are designed to progressively introduce your child to the world of optimist sailing and racing. They are intended for children ages 8 – 12 years old and 115 pounds or less. The focus is on building confidence and enjoying time on the water. Lessons will be taught in Optimist Prams and Optimist Cubes, both internationally recognized classes. They are safe, sturdy, and very responsive. The programs are offered in spring, summer and fall, and stresses the basics of rigging, boat handling and boat maintenance. Sailors will learn to identify the wind direction, the points of sail, parts of the boat, and basic water safety.
The Optimist Learn-to-Sail programs are divided into levels to ensure your child is participating at a level that is appropriate to their respective skills. Upon completion of the course, children will receive a certificate and report card acknowledging their achievements. Participants will work on obtaining their CANSail Levels 1 and 2
8 - 12 (Coed)
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141 St. George Street
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