2017 Class Descriptions

This year we will be offering four 2-week sessions for non racers rather than two 4-week sessions. Sessions for race classes will still be 4 weeks each. We will also offer discounts for selecting more than one session.

2017 Program Dates:

Sessions for non racing classes:
Session 1: June 26 - July 7
Session 2: July 10 - July 21 (no classes July 4)
Session 3: July 24 - August 4
Session 4: August 7 - August 18

Sessions for racing classes:
Session 1 - June 26 - July 21 (no classes July 4)
Session 2 - July 24 - August 18

OPTIMIST CLASSES - Designed for sailors weighing 50-120 lbs., the Optimist Dinghy (Opti) has become the world standard for introductory junior trainers. With a simple rig and a light, durable hull, Optimists have become the #1 choice of junior sailors.

Opti Beginner
This is an entry level, learn to sail class. No prior sailing is required. Knowledge of boat rigging, basic sailing, water safety and points of sail are emphasized. Sailors must be at least 8 years old.
Monday 8:30-11:30, Wednesday 8:30-11:30, Thursday 12:30-2:30
$250.00 per session, discounts for more than 1 session

Opti Intermediate
This class is for sailors who have successfully completed the beginner class. It is for those sailors who wish to spend some more time developing their skills in order to become more independent before moving on to the next level.
Monday 2:30-5:30, Tuesday 12:30-2:30, Thursday 8:30-11:30
$250.00 per session, discounts for more than 1 session

Opti Adventure
This class is for sailors who have successfully completed the intermediate class but do not wish to move into Intro to Race. This class will focus on developing independence in a sailboat. Sailors will sail in Optimists, Rhodes 19, 420s, and will also have opportunities to sail larger cruising boats. The Opti Adventure class will use US Sailing’s new REACH program to introduce STEM curriculum in fun and exciting ways. Sailors will be exposed to basic racing rules in a non-competitive atmosphere.
Monday 12:30-2:30, Tuesday 8:30-11:30, Friday 8:30-11:30
$250.00 per session, discounts for more than 1 session

Opti Introduction to Race - Instructor approval required.
The introduction to race class is for sailors who have successfully completed the Intermediate class or an equivalent class. Students will continue to improve their sailing skills while they learn basic racing skills through drills and actual racing. Racing rules, tactics, boating safety and fun are emphasized. Sailors will be encouraged to participate in a few local regattas. A full summer commitment is encouraged, session 1 required.
Tuesday 2:30-5:30, Wednesday 12:30-4:30, Thursday 2:30-5:30, Friday 12:30-4:30
$550.00 per session, discount for more than 1 session

Opti Racing Team - Instructor approval required.
Sailors will work together as a team to develop boat handling and racing skills. Team members will be expected to participate in some selected regattas. Students expected to be rigged and ready to sail by the time the class starts. While not required, private boat ownership is encouraged. A full summer commitment is expected, session 1 required.
Tuesday 2:30-5:30, Wednesday 12:30-4:30, Thursday 2:30-5:30, Friday 12:30-4:30
$550.00 per session, discount for more than 1 session


420 CLASSES - The 420 is a high-performance, double-handed racing dinghy which stands up to the rigors of club and collegiate programs. The Club 420 is manageable for sailors coming out of the Optimist class and enables young sailors to learn teamwork, trapeze, and spinnaker techniques.

420 Beginner
This class is for older beginners who are new to sailing and sailors new to the 420. Sailors must be at least 12 years old and/or weigh more than 100 lbs. The 420 provides older students the chance to learn in a double-handed boat. It will also teach previous Optimist sailors skills to sail in a doublehanded boat. Students will learn how to both crew and skipper. The focus of this class will be sailing as a fun, social sport.
Monday 8:30-11:30, Wednesday 8:30-11:30, Thursday 12:30-2:30
$250.00 per session, discounts for more than 1 session

420 Intermediate
This class is for second year 420 sailors. Sailors will learn more advanced boat handling maneuvers and basic skills. The focus of this class will not be racing but improving skills. Sailors will learn to use a spinnaker and trapeze harness.
Monday 12:30-230, Tuesday 8:30-11:30, Thursday 8:30-11:30
$250.00 per session, discounts for more than 1 session

420 Intro to Race Team
This class is a prerequisite for the race team. This class is for the more advanced 420 sailor with a love for sailing who wishes to focus skills on learning how to race a 420. Spinnakers and trapeze harnesses will be used daily. A full summer commitment is encouraged, session 1 required.
Monday 2:30-5:30, Tuesday 12:30-2:30, Thursday 8:30-11:30, Friday 8:30-11:30
$550.00 per session, discount for more than 1 session

420 Racing Team - Instructor approval required.
The racing team is for the advanced, dedicated racer who wants to fine tune his/her boat handling and racing skills. Team members will be expected to participate in some selected local regattas. Team members will be expected to be rigged and ready to sail by the time the class starts. A full summer commitment is expected, session 1 required.
Tuesday 2:30-5:30, Wednesday 12:30-4:30, Thursday 2:30-5:30, Friday 12:30-4:30
$550.00 per session, discount for more than 1 session


*email the Program Director at juniorsailing@sandybay.org for class placement questions.

 

 



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