The Optimist Dinghy was designed to teach sailing to kids and is popular throughout the world. The Optimist offers children a full range of sailing experiences from simply having fun and learning new skills, to learning to race and participating in regattas. Because of its size and stability, it is an ideal boat for learning basic sailing skills while building confidence on the water. Once those skills have been mastered, learn-to-race classes and race teams are available.

Ages of 7-11

Our new Opti Reachers classes are designed to give young sailors the opportunity to build on the skills and confidence they gained in the Fundamentals class in a fun, non-competitive environment filled with daily activities, experiments, and adventure. Using US Sailing new STEM curriculum, WBSS instructors will provide unique, hands-on experiences for students to learn about the science, technology, engineering and math behind sailing! Week-long sessions with new activities and adventures throughout the summer. Repeat sessions are encouraged!

These classes can be used as a transition from our Fundamentals classes to our Learn to Race session, or serve as a stand alone. 2 ½ hour classes. Boats are provided.

Session Dates No Class Days Times Fee # of Classes
OR1 – Opti Reachers 06/12-06/16 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm $205 5
OR2 – Opti Reachers 06/19-06/23 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm $205 5
OR3 – Opti Reachers 06/26-06/30 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm $205 5
OR4 – Opti Reachers 07/03-07/07 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm $165 4 - No Classes on July 4
OR5 – Opti Reachers 07/10-07/14 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm $205 5
OR6 – Opti Reachers 07/17-07/21 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm $205 5
OR7 – Opti Reachers 07/24-07/28 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm $205 5
OR8 – Opti Reachers 07/31-08/04 Monday-Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm $205 5
OR9 – Opti Reachers 08/07-08/11 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm $205 5
OR10 – Opti Reachers 08/14-08/18 Monday - Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm $205 5