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 5-6

Our Pre-Opti classes are designed to introduce youngest sailors the basics of sailing in a safe, encouraging environment that will allow them to develop relationships with other sailors while gaining confidence and becoming comfortable on the water. Our US Sailing Certified instructors will ease sailors into the sport with a variety of exciting sailing related drills and games on land followed by on-water instruction. Students may also spend some class time aboard our 22-foot keelboat with an instructor to help gain confidence and maximize learning.

Each session meets twice a week(Mondays & Wednesdays) for two week. 2hr classes. Boat are provided.

Session Dates No Class Days Times Fee # of Classes
PO1 – Pre-Opti 06/12-06/21 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm $170 4
PO2 – Pre-Opti 06/26-07/05 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm $170 4
PO3 – Pre-Opti 07/10-07/19 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm $170 4
PO4 – Pre-Opti 07/24-08/02 07/04 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm $170 4
PO5 – Pre-Opti 08/07-08/16 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm-8:00pm $170 4