NCS Program Details
Opti Green (ages 8-12)
November 6, 2023
Opti Green is a two-week class open to students who have progressed through our Whalers or Discovery classes or who have had prior experience in the Opti. This class, taught in SailCubes (plastic Optimist sailboats), gives students the opportunity to try sailing independently.
This class will often be split into two or more groups that cater to individual students' skill level and progression. Sailors in Opti Green can expect to sail "Optis" or "SailCubes" independently. Focus is on expanding the concepts of the Whalers and Discovery classes, introducing the basic concepts of racing, and building confidence through both games and basic drills.
The Opti Green Class will be held in Polpis Harbor, Monday - Friday mornings from 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM and Monday - Friday afternoons from 12:45 PM - 3:15 PM. It is recommended that Opti Green sailors sign up for as many continuous sessions as possible (4+ weeks) throughout the summer. Additionally, sailors in the morning class of Session 2 will participate in the Coffin Cup as part of their class in Polpis Harbor on Friday, July 19, 2024. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend!
NCS offers shore programming on days that it is too windy to sail. If a shore day is necessary, class time may be shortened. NCS will contact parents/guardians directly via email and text regarding any adjustments to pick-up times.
Please note: NCS recommends four weeks of Opti Green programming for students to excel through the curricula.
Opti Green students will wear a life jacket at all times at class (on shore and on the water). Students may bring their own PFD (USCG Type III), should they choose. We ask that students wear appropriate shoes (closed-toe) when participating, Native Footwear, Keen, Crocs and old sneakers all work well. Private lessons may be also be booked on our Jetties Sailing Center website; lessons are offered Monday - Saturday.