NCS Program Details
Opti Blue (ages 9-12)
November 15, 2019
When the lead Opti Green instructor feels a student has sufficiently achieved the goals of the Opti Green class, the student is invited to participate in our more advanced Optimist Blue class. Opti Blue allows students the opportunity for truly single-handed sailing, and will focus on more advanced sailing and racing techniques (such as starting and stopping, landings, capsizing, upwind strategies, tacking and gybing, etc.) Self-sufficiency will be promoted in the Opti Blue class although instruction will remain a key component. The next step for an Opti Blue sailor is our All-Island Opti Race program, or alternatively, if the student is 12 years old our Teen Green program. Opti Blue students, who have significant experience, are invited to participate in the Nantucket Race Week Opti event in August.
The Opti Blue class is held at the Jetties Sailing Center Monday - Friday mornings from 9 AM - 11:30 AM.