Junior Sailing 2019

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7-11 yrs old

Opti Beginner

Our Opti Beginner program focuses on getting kids on the water as much as possible.  Starting small with several campers in a boat and a 1:4 camper to coach ratio, confidence on the water will develop quickly. Using fun, interactive games and 1-on-1 coaching, sailors learn the basics of safety, parts of the boat, and how to handle a sailboat.  On top of sailing and coaching, each includes swimming, games in City Park, a trip to Cedar Island in Kingston Harbour for a BBQ lunch and a trip to White Mountain for ice cream.

Length of Program: 2 weeks
Time:  9am - 4pm
Cost:$   825.00 ( $   690.00 for KYC Family Members)
Boat:  Oppie (A plastic, beginner version of the popular Opti)
Level: Opti Beginner Certificate
Requirements:   The maximum recommended weight for this program is 115 pounds, otherwise entry into our LEARN program is recommended.  Opti sailors are likely to take part in the Opti Beginner program for two or more sessions before moving into Opti Intermediate. Sailors will work on achieving an Opti Beginner level pass, but there is no guarantee that they will achieve their level in one year.Regardless, sailors will gain experience and enjoy hours on the water each session. Children should be comfortable swimming in deep water. Sailors must wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times near the water, including while sailing and swimming.

2019 Sessions
Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Not run Canada Day July 1July 1, 2019 July 12, 2019 OB1 Spaces Available
July 15, 2019 July 26, 2019 OB2 Spaces Available
Not run Civic Holiday Aug 6July 29, 2019 August 9, 2019 OB3 Spaces Available
August 12, 2019 August 23, 2019 OB4 Spaces Available

Opti Intermediate

Are you ready to take the tiller and start driving?  In Opti Intermediate, sailors will work on controlling both the tiller and the sail while driving alone.  At the same time, they will still have the opportunity to swim and play games.  

Length of Program: 2 weeks
Time:  9am - 4pm
Cost: $   885.00 ( $   750.00 for KYC Family Members)
Boat:  Opti
Level:  CANSail 1
Requirements:  Successful completion of Opti Beginner (or equivalent) and CANSail 1  is required. The maximum recommended weight for this program is 115 pounds, otherwise entry into LEARN program is recommended.
Notes: Opti sailors are likely to take part in the Opti Intermediate program for two or more sessions before moving into Opti Advanced. Sailors will be working on their level checklist but there is no guarantee that they will achieve their level this year but they will gain experience and enjoy hours on the water.

2019 Sessions
Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Does not run Canada Day July 1July 1, 2019 July 12, 2019 OI1 Spaces Available
July 15, 2019 July 26, 2019 OI2 Spaces Available
Does not run Civic Holiday Aug 6July 29, 2019 August 9, 2019 OI3 Spaces Available
August 12, 2019 August 23, 2019 OI4 Spaces Available

Opti Advanced

Been there, done that? For sailors who have successfully completed CANSail 1 (in the Opti program at KYC or equivalent) and are ready for a little more challenge on the water. Sailors will work on more advanced technical sailing skills and will be introduced to aspects of racing. Several sessions may be required to achieve the CANSail level.

Length of Program:  2 weeks
Time:  9am - 4pm
Cost: $   885.00 ( $   750.00 for KYC Family Members)
Boat:  Opti
Level: CANSail 2
Requirements:  Successful completion of Opti Intermediate and CANSail 1. The maximum recommended weight for this program is 115 pounds, otherwise entry into LEARN program is recommended.
Notes:  Opti sailors are likely to take part in the Opti Advanced program for two or more sessions before moving into Opti Learn-to-Race or Intermediate Double-Handed Sailing. Sailors will be working on their level checklist but there is no guarantee that they will achieve their level this year but they will gain experience and enjoy hours on the water.

2019 Sessions
Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Does not run Canada Day July 1July 1, 2019 July 12, 2019 OA1 Spaces Available
July 15, 2019 July 26, 2019 OA2 Spaces Available
Does not run Civic Holiday Aug 6July 29, 2019 August 9, 2019 OA3 Spaces Available
August 12, 2019 August 23, 2019 OA4 Spaces Available

Opti Learn to Race

Like to sail with a little speed?  Completed all the Opti levels and achieved your CANSail 2 level? Coaches will teach the basics of racing from rules, to managing the start line, to sportsmanship. This program uses the new, performance Opti boats. Sailors in the LTR program will be invited to participate in the Bronze Regatta held at the end of July.

Length of Program: 2 weeks
Time:  9am - 4pm
Cost: $   885.00 ( $   750.00 for KYC Family Members)
Boat: Opti
Level:  CANSail 3 / 4 (see below)
Requirements: Successful completion of Opti Advanced and CANSail 2. The maximum recommended weight for this program is 115 pounds, otherwise entry into LEARN program is recommended.
Notes:  Opti sailors are likely to take part in the Opti LTR program for two or more sessions before joining the Opti Race Team or Intermediate Double-Handed Sailing. Sailors will be working on their level checklist but there is a strong likelihood that they will not achieve their level during a race program as the focus is on achieving race training and experience.

2019 Sessions
Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Does not run Canada Day July 1July 1, 2019 July 12, 2019 OLTR1 Limited Spaces Remaining
July 15, 2019 July 26, 2019 OLTR2 Limited Spaces Remaining
Does not run Civic Holiday Aug 6July 29, 2019 August 9, 2019 OLTR3 Limited Spaces Remaining
August 12, 2019 August 23, 2019 OLTR4 Limited Spaces Remaining

Opti Race Team

Has your sailor successfully completed at least one Learn to Race session (or equivalent) and is ready to prepare for a regatta away from home? The Opti Race team will begin racing by participating in several club races and at least one regatta away from home. The sessions for the race team are either four or six weeks. The July group should plan to participate in the Fruitbowl Regatta in Hudson Quebec. The August group will attend CORK International in Kingston. Sailors will be placed in the racing fleet most appropriate to their level at the start of the regatta.

Length of Program: 4 or 6 weeks
Time:  9am - 4pm
Cost:
Program fees are listed below. Please note regatta registration fees are paid separately to the host organizations; class association fees required for regatta participation are paid separately to the Canadian Optimist Dinghy Association . Race team gear will be available at an additional cost.
Boat:  Opti sailors joining the race team are highly encouraged to participate with their own boat. If you need to charter a boat please contact the club directly for pricing and availability.
Level: CANSail 3 / 4 (see below)
Requirements: Successful completion of Opti Learn to Race including at least one club regatta and CANSail 3. Sailors are expected to have strong sailing skills, a desire to learn some basic racing skills and should be able to competently handle their Opti in winds over 15 knots. The maximum recommended weight for this program is 115 pounds, otherwise entry into LEARN program is recommended. Sailors can participate on the Opti Race Team until they are 15 years old.
Notes: Opti sailors are likely to take part in the Opti race program for one or two sessions before joining the Intermediate / Advanced Double-Handed Sailing or Senior Race Teams. Sailors will be working on their level checklist but there is a strong likelihood that they will not achieve their level during a race program as the focus is on achieving race training and experience.
Application: To apply for the Opti Race program send a completed Race Team Application to the Sailing Manager for approval.

4 Week Program

Cost:$ 1,775.00 ( $ 1,510.00 for KYC Family Members)

Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Athletes attend July out of town regattaJuly 1, 2019 July 26, 2019 RTO1 Registration opens Jan 30
Athletes attends July regatta and Opti CorkJuly 15, 2019 August 9, 2019 RTO2 Registration opens Jan 30
Athletes attend Opti CorkJuly 29, 2019 August 23, 2019 RTO3 Registration opens Jan 30
6 Week Program

Cost:$ 2,660.00 ( $ 2,255.00 for KYC Family Members)

Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Athletes attends July out of town regatta and OptiJuly 1, 2019 August 11, 2019 RTOS1 Registration opens Jan 30
Athletes attends July out of town regatta and OptiJuly 15, 2019 August 23, 2019 RTOS2 Registration opens Jan 30