Opti Sessions

The “GO-TO” class for junior sailors worldwide.

Ages 5-13 (up to 120lbs)
Week-long full-day sailing camps for beginners and intermediate sailors.  Multi-week Race camps are offered for advanced sailors.

Lil’ Luffers

This three-day course is the perfect way for your little one to get their first taste of sailing.  Students will meet on Tuesday-Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm. Parents are asked to stick around and experience this course with their little ones. During this course, you and your child will learn how to rig an OPTI, steer the boat around the bay, and take a cruise down the river on the last day of class in a 22’ Keelboat. 

This course is for ages 5-7.
Prerequisite: None! 

View Times/Register for 2020
2020 Dates Time Price Status Registration
June 09 – 11 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm $175 Upcoming Click here to register

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 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
Prerequisite: None!

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2020 Dates Time Price Status Registration
June 15 – 19 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $330* Upcoming Click here to register
June 22 – 26 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $330* Upcoming Click here to register
July 13 – 17 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $330* Upcoming Click here to register
July 20 – 24 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $330* Upcoming Click here to register
July 27 – 31 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $330* Upcoming Click here to register
Aug 03 – 07 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $330* Upcoming Click here to register
Aug 10 – 14 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $330* Upcoming Click here to register
Aug 17 – 21 9:00 am – 3:30 pm $330* Upcoming Click here to register

* = Temporary year-end discounted pricing

Opti Racer

The Racing Optimist class is an exciting opportunity to fully experience the challenge of sailing at a higher level. Designed for students who have taken one, two, or even three weeks of the OPTI Skipper course. The OPTI racers will learn racing concepts including starts, upwind and downwind sailing, as well as boat trim for speed, racing rules, strategy, tactics, and more. US Sailing Certified instructors lead students in drills, practice races, and adventure downriver. The class meets in the morning from 9:00-12:00 for four weeks.

On select Fridays, the Opti Racers are encouraged to compete in local TCYS regattas. These regattas are held around the metro area. There is a $20 registration fee for each regatta.

Prerequisite: 1-2 weeks of OPTI Explorer

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2020 Dates Time Price Status Registration
July 27 – Aug 21 (M-F) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $460* Upcoming Click here to register

* = Temporary year-end discounted pricing