Learn-the-basics / Novice 1

This introductory course is designed to put your child on the water and to sail an Optimist, O9er or RSTerra with confidence. Children are able to get on the water in a safe environment and to have FUN!

This is an on the water skills based course with minimal classroom time. Sailing is learn't by first doing and practicing on land and then taking it on to the water. The basics of boat handling (tacking, jibing), points of sail, capsize drill, parts or the boat, and basic rules of the water and safety are covered.