Learn to Sail/Intro to Opti Sailing

Learn to Sail/Intro to Opti Sailing

  • For beginners ages 8 – 14 with no sailing experience or some summer camp experience
  • Boats and sails provided
  • No tryouts, everyone welcome!

Season Dates:

  • Fall 2020: ┬áSeptember 29 – November 15
  • Winter/Spring 2021: Dates TBD

Practice Schedule:

  • Sundays from 10 am to Noon
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30 pm – sunset

What to Expect:

  • The program will teach sailors basics of boat handling and seamanship; how to sail upwind and downwind, round marks and sail a basic racecourse; launch and return unassisted to and from the beach, and how to self-right a capsized Opti.
  • Commitment to the practice schedule.
  • Limited to the first 8 registrants

What to Bring to Practice:

  • US Coast Guard-approved life jacket
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Tight-fitting gloves and water shoes
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Long sleeve sun shirts, bathing suit
  • Hats, sunglasses, buffs, sunblock
  • Light rain jacket if inclement weather forecasted
  • Buffs or neck gaiters are required


  • $350 per child for the Fall 2020 season
  • Payment via check only this season (checks payable to MSYSP)

To register your child for the fall 2020 season, please click on the link below: