Optimist – Introductory

 
Optimist – Introductory (Duration 3 Days 2 Nights)The course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge that will allow participants the freedom of sailing small boats with guidance from an instructor or coach. 

 

 
Day 1
Check-in – Depending on arrival courses will be brought forward. 

 


 
Day 2
0800 – 0900 hours Breakfast0900 – 1100 hours Theory (1st session)
– Optimist History
– Safety Knowledge
– Parts of Boat /Sail
– Ropework
– Point Of Sailing1100 – 1115 hours Break1115 – 1300 hours Theory (2nd session)
– Launching & Recovery
– Rigging & Preparing a Boat1300 – 1400 hours Lunch1400 – 1700 hours Sailing
– Launching / Recovery
– A First Sail & Sailing Position
– Points of Sailing
– Debriefing1900 – 2000 hours Dinner*
* Dinner (standard) or BBQ (on request – additional charges)

 

 
Day 3

0800 – 0900 hours Breakfast

0900 – 1200 hours Practical
– Capsize Drill
– Course Sailing
– Debriefing

1300 – 1400 hours Lunch
– Certificate Presentation
– Check-Out