The Optimist 3 program is a more advanced course for those who have completed the Optimist 2 curriculum. The emphasis is on more advanced skills with focus on sailing faster and more efficiently. The rules of the water, safety and basic racing skills and strategies are part of this course. This course will follow the CANSail 3 curriculum.
Participants may obtain CANSail 3 certification if all skills are demonstrated during the course. This course has more content than CANSail 1 and 2 courses and will generally require 2 weeks to complete the curriculum.
Ratio: 6 participants to 1 instructor.
Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Weight and size: The Optimist sailboat is ideal for kids under 115lb or 53Kg and shorter than 5'6 or 168cm. 12 or 13 yr old kids that are over this weight should transition to a larger sailboat called a Pirate. They will learn the same skills in a larger vessel more appropriate for their size.