Golden Isles Community Sailing Center
High School Sailing runs year round, Opti Camps only in summer, please see Calendar for dates and times.
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Golden Isles Community Sailing Center Programs
Basic sailing for 7-12 year olds with little or no sailing experience. The class starts at the dock where kids become acquainted with the Optimist sailboat and safety rules. Sailors are introduced to rigging, steering and sail controls, and instructed in points of sail. Then they move to the water where they learn to tack and gybe and sail around a course.
For the intermediate sailor looking to get more experience sailing and racing an Opti. This class focuses on advanced sailing skills including boat handling, mark rounding, and an introduction to sailboat racing.
(Must have basic sailing experience. Younger sailors usually need two weeks of beginner Opti sailing before taking on this class.)
High School Sailing is the fastest growing aspect of junior sailboat racing, and for good reason; it’s totally co-ed, social, and simple enough for new sailors to get involved. Our High School Training Camp will prepare sailors for the scholastic racing experience in Club 420 dinghies. Beginners and more experienced sailors will practice working as both skipper and crew, and will become familiar with popular high school practice drills such as "tack on the whistle" and "rabbit starts", while also getting a head start on the basics of divisional and team racing regatta formats.
For the intermediate or advanced sailor who is outgrowing the Opti. Sailors will use Open Bic sailboats. The class will focus primarily on sailboat racing, including starting, mark rounding, tactics and the racing rules.
Note: All 2018 Beginner Opti Camps are full
Note: All 2018 Intermediate Opti Camps are full