Expired Opti Session 3 – 2023

Opti Explorer

This is the place to start your child’s love of sailing. Sailed around the world, the Opti is the go-to class for junior sailors. Meet every day Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:30. Sailors will learn on-the-water safety, rigging, steering, knots, and more! The end of the week goal is for your student to have a basic understanding of the mechanics of driving and sailing a boat. Each session is designed to get your child comfortable and confident in an Opti.  This course can be taken multiple times.  Each week your sailor builds upon the fundamentals of sailing.

Ages 7 – 13 (under 120 lbs)
Prerequisite: None!

Opti Advanced

Opti Advanced sailors are students who have taken several weeks of the Opti Explorer sessions and have shown advanced sailing ability. The Opti Advanced session is for students who are not yet ready for racing but would like to continue working on more advanced skills and techniques. Sailors will continue to work on points of sail and boat control. There will also be more advanced topics introduced like spinnaker sailing, reading the wind/weather, and other more advanced boat handling techniques.
Students will need to pass a test on the first day to participate in the Advanced course.  Those in need of more practice will be moved to the Explorer course.

Ages 7 – 13 (under 120 lbs)
Prerequisite: 1-2 weeks of Opti Explorer

Our list of policies and waivers are available here: Policies, Student Liability Waiver.

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     July 17, 2023
     9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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     July 18, 2023
     9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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     July 19, 2023
     9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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     July 20, 2023
     9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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     July 21, 2023
     9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Venue Phone: (715) 808-4114

18 Buckeye St, Hudson, Wisconsin, 54016, United States


We are located at the south end of 1st Street in Riverfront Park, just outside the gate to the marina.  There are a couple of buildings and many sailboats in the area.  Parking is available on 1st Street.

Drop Off & Pick Up of Kids:
Staff will be on hand to scan your ticket at drop off and pick up of your student.  Parents/guardians in vehicles can now drop off kids without leaving your car!  Please print or bring up your ticket on your cell phone to speed the process.  Ticket and ID will be required for pick up of youths.

Adult Students:
The school is your primary meeting point, but your instructor may give you alternate locations for parking and lessons based upon boat locations in the harbor.

Contact Us:
The best way to reach us is the Contact Us page, or by replying to any emails you may have received.

Mailing Address:
Saint Croix Sailing School
PO Box 732
Hudson, WI 54016