Objective: New sailors will explore the sailing world in a fun, energetic, and safe environment
Duration: One or two evenings a week for 8 weeks, Monday or Thursday from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Optional Wednesday evening for sailors enrolled in either Monday or Thursday.
Previous Knowledge/Experience: No previous knowledge necessary. Sailors must be able to complete a short swim test
Age Group: 5 - 7 years of age on July 1, 2019
Boat: Ida Lewis Club Optimists. Most sailing will be done with an instructor or junior instructor in the boat
Assessment: Sailors will be given a checklist at the end of the session indicating their progress and the suggested course for the next summer
By the end of this class, SAILORS will LEARN the following:
Rigging: Rig and de-rig an optimist with a team
Steer a boat with the tiller
Sail in a straight line on a reach and tack with an instructor
Sail in a straight line on a reach and gybe with an instructor
Please note that spot in classes will not be secured until payment is received and waiver is completed and returned to ILYC.