Advanced Optimist and HS 420

Opti Intermediate (8 – 15yrs) and 420 Intermediate (8th grade to 18yrs):

These classes are for sailors who have completed a Beginners (Learn to Sail) program and who want to work on improving their sailing skills. They will use the Optimist or HS420 to build their skills and knowledge and may then advance to the Opti Race or 420 Race class. These classes are ongoing and sailors will learn boat handling, boat trim, boat care and some basic racing concepts. These classes are also suitable for sailors who don’t want to race – but just want to be better sailors and have fun learning how to do it.

Opti / Skiff Race (8 – 15yrs) and 420 Race (8th grade to 18yrs):

These classes are for sailors who have completed the Intermediate program and their coach believes they are ready to advance to the Race classes. Sailors will learn advanced boat handling, boat trim, race tactics and rules and be invited to participate in local and travel regattas. These classes are ongoing and sailors, depending on age and ability, may learn to sail in Optis, OPen Skiffs, Lasers and HS420s. High School aged sailors who show the appropriate ability and attitude, may be invited to move on to the 420 SAISA team.

420 SAISA (8th grade to 18yrs):

This class is for invited sailors who show the appropriate ability and attitude and are ready to participate in team travel regatta’s on the Florida High School (SAISA) circuit. Sailors will learn advanced HS420 boat handling, boat trim, race tactics and rules and travel to approx. 6 SAISA events during the season.

Schedule:

Intermediate classes are available on Sat (Opti.. 12:30 – 3:00pm, 420.. 10 – 12:30pm).

Race classes are Sat (Opti.. 11 – 1:30, 420.. 2 – 5:00pm)

420 SAISA classes are Sat (2 – 5:00pm)

Club boats use included – you provide life jacket, clothes etc.

If you have a sailor who has already learnt how to sail and/or has sailing experience elsewhere, please email us to register your interest in joining our program:  info@leysf.org

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