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Opti Beginners, AB 6/24-7/19

Learn to sail independently in an opti!

  • Started Jun 24
  • 1,250 US dollars
  • 10 Water Street

Service Description

Monday - Friday, Full Day: 9am - 4pm This 4 week class class is designed to introduce students to a new dinghy, the Optimist, as well as improve their basic sailing skills. Students will start off in pairs and, later, sail alone. Students will improve upon the foundational skills they learned in Beginners. Age: 9 – 13 years old Required Experience: Beginners + instructor recommendation Graduation requirements: At least 4 weeks of Opti Beginners (completion of 8 weeks is strongly recommended), demonstrated confidence and competence in singlehanded sailing Next steps: Age 10 – 13 + instructor recommendation: Opti Green Fleet (Students must demonstrate a desire to learn to race) Age 13+ and instructor recommendation: Keel Boat or 420 Green Fleet Typical timeline: 1 – 2 summers, 8 weeks each. Varies depending on size, age, maturity, confidence, and skill level of sailor.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY GBSA’s operational budget is entirely based on the tuition we collect each season. As a non profit, we aim to keep enrollment costs as low as possible while being able to fund our operation from year to year. As such, we can only offer limited refunds for customers in specific cases. Please read the policies below for more information and contact the Program Director at with any questions. REFUND DUE TO VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL: From registration opening - March 31st: 100% refund (minus 5% transaction fee) March 31st - June 1st: 50% refund (minus 5% transaction fee) After June 1st: No refund can be provided PLEASE NOTE: We do not prorate for any missed sailing time. You may contact the Program Director to inquire about setting up a make-up day, but this is not guaranteed. REFUND DUE TO AN EMERGENCY: Please contact the GBSA Treasurer at and explain the cause for cancellation. We will work with you to find a fair solution. CHANGING CLASSES: Whenever possible, we will accommodate class changes for your sailor. If we are unable to move your student into another class due to capacity reasons, and you therefore need to unenroll your sailor, we will process requests using the policies outlined above. CANCELLATIONS ON OUR BEHALF: If, for any reason, we need to cancel a class or reduce its capacity, we will notify you of this and will fully refund affected registrations starting May 15th in the order in which they were received (newest to oldest).

Contact Details

  • (401) 484-7732

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