NCS Program Details


Discovery (ages 8-12)
November 6, 2023

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 in Polpis Harbor, Monday - Friday mornings from 9:15AM -11:45AM and Monday - Friday afternoons from 12:45PM - 3:15PM. 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.

Discovery 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.

P.O. Box 2424, Nantucket, MA 02584
NCS Office: 508-228-6600 | Jetties Sailing Center: 508-228-5358
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