NCS Program Details
Opti Discovery (ages 8-12)
December 7, 2021
Opti Discovery is open to students who are brand new to sailing and/or brand new to the Opti. These students may start in a Rhodes 19 or RS Quest with an instructor and other sailors to learn the basics of sailing and build confidence before being placed in the Optimist. Alternatively, sailors may sail with a partner in the SailCube (plastic Optimist). The goal of this one-week class is to teach basic rigging and sailing skills while developing comfort on the water. Sailors will work toward being able to sail independently in the Opti. Once sailors have demonstrated comfort on the water and proficiency with basic sailing skills in the Opti, they will be recommended for Opti Green.
Opti Discovery will be held in Polpis Harbor, Monday-Friday mornings from 9:15AM to 11:45AM and Monday-Friday afternoons from 12:45PM to 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.