About the Class
Boats: Optis with another sailor to start, then by themselves. Sometimes in other boats, just for fun.
Beginner Opti sailors are expected to master Opti rigging, docking, helming, basic right of way rules, terminology, knots and safety concepts. All sailors are encouraged to have their own Opti. We have a limited quantity of club Optis that may be rented for a fee during the registration process, but used Optis are also widely available around the Cape for purchase. It generally takes 1-2 sailing seasons for children to advance beyond this level, but since each sailor is unique, we approach advancement on a case by case basis.