|Age Mininum||7 years|
|Weight Mininum||50 pounds|
The Opti Cruising class provides a comfortable environment for completely inexperienced or very young sailors to learn the basics of the sport. The class meets regularly in the morning (when the wind and the seas are at their calmest) and the young buckaroos that fill its ranks sail in pairs in boats that are virtually impossible to tip over. A strong emphasis is placed on learning the parts of a sailing boat, the amount of trim that the sail needs when the wind is coming from a given direction, and the simple tricks to keeping a sailboat headed on a straight course - in other words, knowledge that is essential to sailing in any boat and upon which all subsequent sailing classes will draw.