Welcome to Opti Single

All sailing lessons will operate in accordance with public health guidelines.

About Opti Single:
Opti Single is an alternative first step in the Buffalo Canoe Club Junior Sailing Program. The curriculum is slightly more advanced than the Wet Feet program and children in the Opti Single program sail solo. Children should plan to participate in the Opti Single program for a minimum of three to four weeks. Students’ progression through the program will be determined by the instructors. 

Opti Single Curriculum:
Opti Single is a slightly more advanced version of Wet Feet, with one big difference. Children do not have other crew in the Opti with them, there is 1 child per boat. Young children are introduced to sailing in a fun and safe way using the Vanguard Prams. Games and activities are incorporated to keep learning enjoyable. After learning how to rig the boat, junior sailors move into shallow water and learn how to steer a boat, pull in the sail and determine where the wind is coming from. Children in Opti Single will sail solo. Instructors are nearby, either standing in the shallow water or in their coach boats, providing safety while giving the children a sense of independence and developing their self-reliance. Over time, basic race courses and boat handling skills will be introduced while keeping the focus on fun. Sailors will follow the CANSail Wet Feet curriculum. 

Day/Time:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*Please note that class sessions will alternate every week between morning and afternoon offerings. See schedule below.

Location:
Class meets on the Germain Lawn.

Cost:
Half-day sessions, Weekly: $235 Member | $282 Non-Member

Please Note:
Prices are in Canadian Funds and include taxes.
A Member may take a Non-Member's spot up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the class. A full refund will be given to the Non-Member. Non-Member's will be guaranteed a place in a Day Camp program in the event a Member takes their place.
There are no refunds in the event of inclement weather (on-shore instruction will still take place).

 What to Bring:

  • Life jacket
  • Sunscreen​
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sandals/water shoes
  • Towel
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Lunch (if enrolled in day camp as well)
  • Water bottle
  • Rain jacket/pant depending on weather
  • Running shoes
  • Sailing gloves (optional)

Schedule:
Week 1: June 27th – July 1st   - Afternoon Program
Week 2: July 4th – July 8th   - Morning Program
Week 3: July 11th – July 15th  - Afternoon Program
Week 4: July 18th – July 22nd  - Morning Program
Week 5: July 25th – July 29th  - Afternoon Program
Week 6: August 1st  –  August 5th  - Morning Program
Week 7: August 8th –  August 12th  - Afternoon Program
Week 8: August 15th –  August 19th  - Morning Program
*If you wish for your child to remain in our programs for the entire day, please select the Day Camp half day option to fill their day. Combined full day Cost $325.00 Member | $372.00 Non-Member

Wednesday Racing - Opti, O'Pen Skiff, 420
To be determined.