Intermediate Optimist (Ages 9 ‐12)

This course is designed for sailors who have completed Beginner Optimist. This course is for those sailors that want to continue their skill progression. Instruction is done in an Optimist, with 1 sailor/ boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most windspeeds, know all parts of the boat, and basic knots.
You will be expected to know and perform all goals learned in Beginner Optimist class.
In addition, the goals of this class are to:
‐ to get comfortable sailing an Optimist solo
‐ be able to rig and de‐rig and Optimist solo
‐ know all the parts of the boats
‐ know and be able to sail on all points of sail
‐ be able to steer and trim the sail properly
‐ be able to leave the dock and return
‐ be able to capsize and recover
‐ have an understanding of the basic rules of: safety, fair sailing and right of way
‐ know how to tie knots
‐ be able to sail around a course

Weekly Session: Monday ‐ Friday | 9am ‐ 3pm

The Shark River Sailing and Science Academy is the new educational program presented by The Friends of the Belmar Harbor which is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay.


Registered Charity: 30-0176960

Address: PO Box 454 Belmar, NJ 07719

Location of Summer Events: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719
Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753

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