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2024 Junior Sailing Summer Camp



The Boats We Sail

Opti

Optimist (Opti)

This sailboat is designed for the beginner sailor to learn the fundamentals of sailing. It is a single-handed dinghy which allows the sailor to experience steering the boat as well as trimming the sail. Students over 12 are not recommended.

420

420

The 420 sailboat is a two-person boat that can be sailed by a novice sailor or advanced racer. Sailors will be allowed to try both the crew and Skipper position in the boat. Students 11 or older, over 80lbs, or are at least 4’6” tall are encouraged to try this boat.

 

Which class is right for you?

Summer camp eligibility is based on student age and sailing experience. 



Opti

Monday through Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm

Tuition: $325*

*Non-members pay an additional one-time $78 fee per student for 2024 Junior Membership


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Age: 8-12 years old

Our Optimist (Opti) classes offer instruction for younger beginner or intermediate students by introducing basic seamanship including rigging, steering, and the fundamentals of sailing. Emphasis is placed on safety, learning, and fun. Students are introduced to water safety through classroom and on the water activities in the format of levels. This allows the sailor to learn at their own pace and find confidence in their sailing skills.

Activities include:
-Rigging and derigging
-Sailing upwind and downwind
-Knot tying
-Capsize recovery drill
-Proper seating and tiller handling
-Points of sail and wind direction
-Basic boat rules of the road
-Man overboard drill



420

Monday through Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm

Tuition: $325*


*Non-members pay an additional one-time $78 fee per student for 2024 Junior Membership


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Age: 11 - 14 years old

Our 420 class is for the older beginner or intermediate sailor who wants to improve their sailing skills. The class emphasizes improving the students' basic skills of seamanship while fostering a love for the sport through fun activities. This course encourages sailors to improve their skills and gain confidence by graduating through various levels at their own pace.

Activities includes:
-Rigging and derigging
-Getting out of irons
-Sailing upwind and downwind
-Knot tying
-Capsize recovery drill
-Proper seating and tiller handling
-Points of sail and wind direction
-Basic boat rules of the road
-Man overboard drill


Looking to expand your sail training? Join the after-school High School / Middle School Sailing Program.
Open to Grades 7 - 12
Fall Season is Sept - Nov; Spring Season March - May.
All skill levels welcome. Expand your sailing skills and learn to race!

Have an older student or are a parent looking to learn to sail? Our Adult Learn to Sail Program is taught on Sunfish, 420s, and small keel boats. This course focuses on the fundamentals of small boat sailing. The course is open to any sailor interested in learning or improving their sailing skills.

Open to SMSA Members (Regular,Young Adult, & Emeritus memberships). 
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