The Oshkosh Yacht Club Sailing School provides a value priced community sailing opportunity for youth who have completed
2nd grade through age 13. Students sail the International Optimist. The “Opti,” is the perfect youth boat because it is simple in design for the new sailor, while at the same time it can be fine tuned for the more advanced skipper. Our programs focus on racing and the enjoyment of sailing as a
lifetime and community activity. At each level our certified U.S. Sailing Level 1 instructors provide a sailing experience which focuses on safety, sailing terminology, boat handling, rules of the sea, skill performance and racing techniques. The OYC has been in existence for 147 years. Come mark your place in history.
Our Five Week Program
June19 - July 21, 2017
Opti Sailing Camp (Beginner) $90
This learn to sail camp is designed to teach children 8-11 the fundamentals of sailing. Campers will sail with two in a boat or by themselves. They will learn basic sailing techniques using games and simple drills to teach basic boat handling. The camp is designed for new or returning sailors who wish to master the basic skills. The goal of the camp is to have fun on the water while acquiring an enjoyable life time skill.
Camp #1 Monday and Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00
Camp #2 Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 - 11:30
Camp #3 Tuesday and Thursday 1:00—3:00
Learn to Race (Intermediate) $95
For sailors ages 9-12 who can sail alone and have mastered basic sailing skills. The class will focus on self-reliance by introducing more advanced boat and sail handling skills that allow them to develop confidence and have fun while managing their boat in a wide
variety of situations. Must have completed Opti Sailing Camp or similar skill level class.
L2R #1 Monday and Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00
L2R #2 Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 - 5:00
Opti Race - Team Oshkosh (Advanced) $95
This challenging class for sailors 9-13 focuses on racing skills and preparation for competitive sailing events both at home and on nearby lakes. Advanced sailing drills plus classroom debriefs give the student the tools needed to advance their racing performance. Students are encouraged to participate in local fleet races on Wednesday evenings as well as multi-race regattas hosted by sailing clubs in our area. Must have
successfully completed the Opti Learn to Race Program or equivalent.
Team Osh #1 Wednesday and Friday 9:00 - 11:30
Additional Youth Sailing Opportunities
Tiller Time $30 or $5 per session
Monday evenings June 26 thru August 14 6:00 - 7:00
Evening Tiller Time is the perfect opportunity for family and friends to come and cheer on their youth sailor as they gain more experience under the watchful eye of a Sailing School instructor. Any youth sailor is invited to participate. Families of youth sailors who have not previously been a member of the OYC, will receive a complimentary Monday
night pass to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at The Waters. Food and beverage is available for purchase. Friends and siblings of youth
sailors are also invited to participate.
OYC Opti Fleet Racing Wednesdays June 21—August 23 6:30 to 8:00—$50
These races will be run as fleet races in which cumulative scores will be kept for the season. Participants must be a sailing member of the
OYC. Season trophies will be awarded at the annual Cup Night in October.
Sailors enrolled in the Learn to race and Opti Race Team programs will have the opportunity to participate in on and off lake
regattas where they can hone their skills against others of similar age and experience. It is a wonderful opportunity for our sailors to
make life long friends. Coaching will be provided.
See our website for details.
To register for all Learn to Sail/Race and Tiller Time use the forms below
To sign up for Fleet Racing Click Here