Our Opti program uses the Blue Dragon Pram designed for ages 6-11 & up to 100lbs. We offer several levels of learn to sail including:

  • Opti Tots, Novice, Ages 6-8
    • *No experience needed.
      This class is geared for young children who are comfortable on the water. This introductory class emphasizes FUN while teaching basic terminology, seamanship, boat handling, and safety. This class incorporates fun activities both on and off the water to build confidence, teamwork, and new friends! Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to participate. This class is in the evenings or half day AM session July 4th week..

      Six Evenings: 5:30 - 7:30PM OR One Week Half Day AM: 9AM-NOON, Cost: $245/$210 EYC Member
      Session 1: Monday, June 24 - July 29
      Session 2: Thursday, June 20 - Aug 1 (no class July 4th) *Currently not registering - Contact Office if interested
      Session 3: Mon-Friday, July 1 - 5 *No July 4th - Prorated

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  • Opti Seaman, Beginner, Ages 7-9
    • *No experience required.
      This one week, half-day class introduces basic seamanship, including rigging, and steering and sail trim. Through innovative and fun on-the-water activities, kids are introduced to water safety, boat controls, sail trim, basic sailing maneuvers, basic seamanship, wind direction, sailing a course, and STEM activities. Sailors will sail solo or in pairs depending on size and comfort level.

      Morning: 9AM - NOON OR Afternoon: 1PM - 4PM, Costs: $245/$210 EYC Member
      Session 1: June 17 - June 21 AM
      Session 2: June 24 - June 28 AM
      Session 3: July 1 - July 5 PM (*No class July 4) - Prorated
      Session 4: July 8 - July 12 AM
      Session 5: July 15 - July 19 AM
      Session 6: July 29 - Aug 2 PM

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  • Opti Mate, Intermediate, Ages 8-10 | 40+lbs
    • *Need basic sailing knowledge and experience.
      This one week, half-day class is a continuation of the Opti Seaman course. Sailors will sail solo to build confidence skippering on all points of sail in a variety of wind conditions. Activities include on-water games to refine boat handling skills, longer sails, and STEM activities. This is also a perfect refresher course to prepare for Opti Skipper.

      Morning: 9AM - NOON OR Afternoon: 1PM - 4PM, Costs: $245/$210 EYC Member
      Session 1: June 17 - June 21 PM
      Session 2: July 8 - July 12 PM
      Session 3: July 15 - July 19 PM
      Session 4: July 22 - July 26 AM
      Session 5: July 29 - Aug 2 AM
      * Add another week of summer FUN! - Register for another Opti Mate, Bay Cruisers, or BAY STEM Week - Get 5% off

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  • Opti Skipper, Advanced, Ages 8-11 | 40+lbs
    • * Must be proficient at skippering and have completed Opti Interemediate.
      This one week, half day class is a continuation of the Opti Mate Course focusing on more advanced skills and into the fun of junior racing. The program offers confident solo skippers the opportunity to learn and develop their racing skills at the junior level. All our Opti Skippers will expand their skills through daily lessons, reviews and more advanced on-the-water drills. Our sailors will end the week with a fun regatta.

      Afternoon: 1:00-4:00PM, Costs: $245/$210 EYC Member
      Session 1: June 24 - June 28 PM
      Session 2: July 22 - July 26 PM
      * Add another week of summer FUN! - Register for Opti Skipper, Bay Cruisers, or BAY STEM Week - Get 10% off

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  • Bay/STEM Week, Ages 8-11
    • * Must have beginner sailing experience.
      A great end to the summer! This one week full day class is an adventure based program which focuses on building fundamental sailing and boating knowledge while exploring the Chesapeake Bay and its ecology, history and culture. Students will explore environmental and STEM activities through field trips on and off the water. Sailors will be able to try our entire fleet of sailboats (+ larger cruising sailboat/weather permitting), paddleboards, kayaks and powerboats for a diverse learning AND fun experience!

      All Day, One Week: 9:30AM - 3:30PM, Cost: $435/$395 EYC Member
      Session 3 Bay Cruisers (ages 8-10): August 5 - 9  FULL DAY

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