The goal of the optimist beginner class is to introduce the sailors to sailing in a fun, safe, and thorough manner. It is not important or expected to have any previous sailing experience.
The goal of the Opti Intermediate class is to reinforce the basic skills first introduced in the beginner class, while expanding sailors’ knowledge and ability as they are exposed to more in-depth topics.
The purpose of this non-competitive class is to continue to encourage the love of sailing while reviewing and polishing the skills of the sailors. Emphasis will be on seamanship, navigation, and the understanding of a sailor’s natural environment.
Sailors in the introductory to race course will learn basic racing techniques and tactics while emphasizing boat handling. This is a prerequisite to the race team.
The optimist race team at Sandy Bay Yacht Club aims to continue to improve sailing skills while learning proper techniques and skills to use while racing. The class will focus on boat handling, racing rules, tactics and strategy. Sailors are encouraged to participate in local and travel regattas throughout the summer.
This class is for older beginners (new to sailing) and sailors new to the 420. This is a first year 420 class. The purpose of this class to provide older students the chance to learn in a double- handed boat. Sailors will gain experience as boat a skipper and a crew.
The purpose of this class is to prepare the more advanced 420 sailor for the race team. Sailors in the introductory to race course will learn basic racing techniques and tactics while emphasizing boat handling. This is a prerequisite to the race team.
The purpose of this class is to improve sailors’ skills in the 420 in a non-competitive and adventurous atmosphere. Sailors will continue to learn 420 boat-handling, including how to sail with a spinnaker, basic navigation, and most importantly seamanship.
The goal of the 420 race team is for sailors to continue to improve and perfect skills while learning various strategies and techniques. Sailors will practice advanced tactics. Sailors are encouraged to participate in local and regional regattas.