NCS Program Details
Discovery (ages 8-12)
November 18, 2022
Discovery is a two-week class open to students who are brand new to sailing and/or brand new to the Opti. These students may start in a RS Quest with an instructor and other sailors to learn the basics of sailing and build confidence before being placed in SailCubes (plastic Optimitst boats). Sailors will work toward independent sailing with other sailors in the RS Quest before trying independent sailing in the Opti. The goal of this two-week class is to teach basic rigging and sailing skills while developing comfort on the water. Once sailors have demonstrated comfort on the water and proficiency with basic sailing skills in the Opti, they will be recommended for Opti Green.
Discovery will be held at Polpis Harbor, Monday - Friday mornings from 9:15AM -11:45AM and Monday - Friday afternoons from 12:45PM - 3:15PM.
On the first day of each new session, students will have a basic swim check. While life jackets are provided and required, each NCS student should be comfortable in and around the water and have basic swimming skills. 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.