The “GO-TO” class for junior sailors worldwide.
Ages 7-13 (up to 120lbs)
Week-long full-day sailing camps for beginners and intermediate sailors. Multi-week Race camps are offered for advanced sailors.
The Optimist sailboat is the perfect place to start your child’s love of sailing. Sailed around the world, the Optimist is the go to class for Jr. sailors. Learn the basics of sailing from rigging to boat handling and everything in between. Each one week session is designed to get your child comfortable and confident in an Optimist.
Lessons last one week (5 days), from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
The Racing Optimist class is an exciting opportunity to fully experience the fun and challenge of sailing at a higher level. Designed for students who have taken one or two weeks of an Optimist course or demonstrated an ability to handle the boat independently. Students will develop racing concepts including starts, upwind and downwind sailing, as well as boat trim for speed, racing rules, strategy, tactics, and more. There are two four week Opti Racing sessions during the season. The class meets in the morning from 9am-12pm. Each Friday the students will be encouraged to compete in the local TCYS regattas. These regattas are held around the metro area. The course fee does not include regattas fees.
Lessons are offered in four-week groups. Opti race teams will meet daily from 9:00 am to noon.
Teams will have some full-day Fridays (for students wishing to compete in TCYS regattas.)
Regatta fees are not included in your registration and will be extra.