Most sailors will tell you: September and October are some of the nicest times to sail! It's not so hot any more and the wind is great.
The class will focus on continuing to build competency in the Opti, specifically sailing upwind. Racing will be introduced as the season progresses. Boats will be provided by GBSA. This class is only open to students who have completed at least 4 weeks of Optis this summer at GBSA or another program.
This Fall sailing program will be held on Saturdays, starting on September 12th and ending on October 31st. Hours are 11-4pm. Please arrive already having had lunch, but feel free to bring small/easy to eat snacks for on the water or after sailing.
This class will be coached by Tricia Sellon. Tricia is an alumna of GBSA and has spent many years coaching Optis.
We are offering this class for just the first 4 weeks of our Fall Season to start (Sept 12, 19,26, Oct 3). The conditions get more challenging as October rolls around. Based on interest and skill, we may add another 4 week block, ending Oct 31.
If classes are cancelled due to bad weather, the class will be rescheduled to that Sunday. If the Sunday is unsailable, you will be creditted the per diem rate based on what you have paid. Unfortunately, we cannot prorate for sailors missing any of the days for any reason beyond weather cancellations as determined by the coach.
Once we have our full roster, we'll email you with special instructions about how to get geared up for Fall sailing!
Fall Sailing: Opti Beginners
If you decide to withdraw your sailor for any reason before September 1st, a full refund will be offered.
If you decide to withdraw your sailor for any reason after September 1st but before September 12th, you will receive a 75% refund.
If you decide to withdraw your sailor for any reason on/after September 12th, you will receive a refund equal to 50% of per diem rate for the remaining days left in the season.