Opti Sessions

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.

Every student will receive:

  • The annual Saint Croix Sailing School T-Shirt.
  • The Little Red Book.  The Little Red Book is US Sailing’s certification system.  As sailors progress, instructors will sign off on the skills mastered.

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.  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 five-day 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!

We also offer One day introductory courses to the Opti. 

Afternoon Land Camp

SCSS will provide educational and fun off-the-water activities for students following select day camps.  Land Camp will be offered from 3:30 (after sailing camps) until 6pm.  Parents/guardians are welcome to pick up kids at any time during this camp.  There is an additional charge for this camp.

View Times/Register for 2022
2022 Dates Time Price Land Camp Status Availability* Registration
June 27 – July 01 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Available Upcoming 10 Click here to register
July 11 – 15** 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Available Upcoming 6 Click here to register
July 18 – 22 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Available Upcoming 13 Click here to register
July 25 – 29 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Available Upcoming -8 Click here to register
Aug 01 – 05 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Upcoming 15 Click here to register
Aug 08 – 12 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Upcoming 16 Click here to register
Aug 15 – 19 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Upcoming 8 Click here to register

*Availability and capacity for all sessions are subject to change at any time.
**On Friday of this week, students will participate in the River Run Regatta!  Information about this event will be posted on the Regatta page.

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.

Ages 7 – 13 (under 120 lbs)
Prerequisite: 1-2 weeks of OPTI Explorer
Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge on the first day of class.  Anyone without enough experience will be moved to the Explorer class.

Afternoon Land Camp

SCSS will provide educational and fun off-the-water activities for students following select day camps.  Land Camp will be offered from 3:30 (after sailing camps) until 6pm.  Parents/guardians are welcome to pick up kids at any time during this camp.  There is an additional charge for this camp.

View Times/Register for 2022
2022 Dates Time Price Land Camp Status Availability* Registration
July 11 – 15** 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Available Upcoming 6 Click here to register
July 18 – 22 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Available Upcoming 13 Click here to register
July 25 – 29 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Available Upcoming -8 Click here to register
Aug 01 – 05 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Upcoming 15 Click here to register
Aug 08 – 12 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Upcoming 16 Click here to register
Aug 15 – 19 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $375 Upcoming 8 Click here to register

*Availability and capacity for all sessions are subject to change at any time.
**On Friday of this week, students will participate in the River Run Regatta!  Information about this event will be posted on the Regatta page.