Optimist Beginner - Session 2

  • 10 Jun 2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • 21 Jun 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Venice Youth Boating - 1330 Tarpon Center Dr., Venice FL
  • 13


  • For scholarships that have been approved,


OPTIMIST BEGINNER (ages 8-14)No experience required! Each sailor learns how to captain their own Optimist Pram and all the basic sailing knowledge that goes with it over two fun and exciting weeks (weekends off).

The benefits of beginner sailing are to ensure safety on and off the water, build confidence, learning respect for your peers and the environment, sportsmanship and learning team building skills.

Goals of this course are to learn basic sailing knowledge: safety, parts of the boats, rigging/derigging, capsize/recovery, knots/lines, points of sail, casting off/landing, upwind/downwind sailing, and of course having fun!

Cost: $450/sailor

Sailors MUST be able to swim 50 yards.  A swim test will be giving the first day.  

Sailors need to arrive each day prepared to sail! We require each sailor to bring:

·       Refillable Water Bottle

·       Snack (No refrigeration is available on site)

·       U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type III Life Jacket (Personal Flotation Device) with whistle attached

·       Closed-Toe Shoes to be worn at all times!! (No Crocs or Flip-Flops allowed on land or on water)

·       Sunscreen

Call Executive Director Yvonne Watson at 941.468.1719 OR director@veniceyouthboating.org for more information.


1330 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice, FL  34285



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