This camp introduces kids to the basics of sailing a small boat by putting them in the driver’s seat of an Opti sailboat. An Opti is a very stable boat with one sail so it is ideal for beginners. The main focus of this repeatable camp is the development of basic skills for a strong sailing foundation. Beginner 2 is good for returning beginning sailors.
This camp is a good fit for sailors who have had several weeks of Beginner Opti, including previous summer camps. Increasingly advanced concepts are introduced, the goal by the end of camp is to have all sailors comfortable sailing both upwind and downwind in medium breeze.
Prerequisite: Two weeks of Beginner Opti (or equivalent)
Note: Once your child has completed the intermediate class of equivalent, they can sign up for additional coaching on Friday nights. The coaching will enable your sailor to develop more advanced sailing skills and to participate in regattas at a higher level.
If your child has outgrown an Opti, they can now learn to sail with an experienced sailor on a Vanguard 15 (V15). V15s are two handed boats. An experienced youth will be at the helm and provide individual instruction to your youth. A certified instructor will be on a support boat to provide assistance and additional instruction. Sign up for several weeks and your child will be a good enough sailor, they could join the racing team!!
Prerequisite: 13 to 18 years old, strong interest in sailing.
Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle7755 Seaview Ave NW (Pier V)Seattle WA 98117(206) firstname.lastname@example.org
47° 41.14' N 122° 24.22' W