Learn to Sail/Intro to Opti Sailing

Learn to Sail/Intro to Opti Sailing

  • For beginners ages 8 – 14 with no sailing experience, some summer camp experience, and for those that completed our shortened fall 2020 season.
  • Boats and sails provided
  • No tryouts, everyone welcome!

Season Dates:

  • Fall 2020: ┬áSeptember 29 – November 15
  • Winter/Spring Dates: January 17 – April 25th

Practice Schedule:

  • Sundays from 10 am to Noon
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

What to Expect:

  • The program will teach sailors the 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 covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times while on land.

Regatta Participation:
For those sailors that completed our fall 2020 season, we strongly encourage them to participate in 2 or 3 regattas in the winter/spring season, including our very own Buccaneer Blast Regatta on February 27-28 in Key Largo.


  • $475 per child for the Winter/Spring 2021 season if paid in full at the beginning of the season.
  • Or $35 per week for each of the 14 weeks of the season payable via Venmo, Paypal, or Check.
  • Checks should be made payable to MSYSP.

Register your child:

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