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Beginner Optimist Sailing

  • August 03, 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • August 07, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • SCYC


  • Members may only register those already included in their existing membership.


  • Beginner Optimist

  • Mon-Fri 9 am - 12 pm

  • 1 Week  (August 3 - August 7) 

  • Ages:  5-13

  • Boats:  Optimist


The Optimist is the largest sailboat class in the world.  This is the sailboat that nearly all of the greatest sailors in the world learn to sail.  It is an 8' boat sailed by just one person.  You learn all the basics of sailing:  wind direction, tying knots, sail trim, steering, bailing water out of the boat, rigging, de-rigging, teamwork, safety etc.  The Course introduces the student to the sport of sailing, starting from the very basics.


  • Those registering multiple students and/or sessions may select "Invoice Me" and enter payment information only once.
  • Registration is not complete and spot(s) will not be held until payment is received in FULL.
  • NOTE** Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes of completing online registration.
  • Must have 3 sailors for session to run.

Non-members are welcome!

Requirements are:

  • Must wear face covering/buff during time ashore at SCYC.  Also must maintain 6' social distancing and follow all COVID19 protocols.
  • Must have own PFD (not to be left at club)
  • Must arrive dressed to sail and go directly to assigned boat.
  • Double handed boats (420s) and doubling up limited to siblings only.
  • Parents must pickup sailor(s) promptly at end of class.
    • If member parent(s) wish to remain at club after class with their children, parents are responsible to ensure COVID19 protocols are maintained by their children. (wearing PPE & 6' distancing)
  • Able to swim 50 yards and pass a swim test.  
  • Own & wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type III Personal Flotation Device (PFD) with a plastic whistle attached.
  • Sailing gloves and sunglasses are recommended for all courses.
  • This program is a graduated program. We recommend that each sailor go through the designed progression of the program, for each class of boat.  Every child is different and our instructors will assess your child’s skill and comfort with the level at which he/she is sailing.  Instructors may recommend that some students may need to continue one of the levels so they can master each skill required in that class.
  • Our program strives to create a fun and safe environment where kids can learn and come to love the sport of sailing.  We emphasize the importance of teamwork, respect, and safety in daily lessons.  Our number one goal is to pass on our passion for the sport to the next generation of St. Croix Sailors.

COVID Protocols (link below) will be updated as needed: 

SCYC Sailing - Covid19 Phase One Plan (1).pdf

For additional Information or any questions:



The Club is formed for the express purpose of promoting interest and activity in the ownership, racing and cruising of yachts and small boats; of providing a meeting place for members whose common interest lies in ships and the sea; of augmenting the recreational facilities and visitor attractions of the island; of exchange and courtesies with other yacht clubs of the United States and Caribbean islands, and of extending to visiting yachtsmen the hospitality of St. Croix.

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Office: 340-773-9531

Fax:      888-344-8815


5100 Teague Bay

C'sted, St. Croix 00820

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