INFORMATION - SAILING BOAT FLEET
Optimist boats are are designed for kids. Built to be handled without danger, fear or back-strain. Sailed solo - similar to learning how to ride a bike by themselves, builds sailing skills and confidence.
The Opti is utilized in North Star Jr. Sailing's beginners, along with the intermediate sailboat and racing teams. Safe and simple enough for an 8-year old, yet exciting and technical enough for a 15-year old. Over 50% of the dinghy skippers in the last Olympics are former Opti sailors! $445.00 plus $50.00 Boat use fee.
Have some experience on sailboats already? Wanting to spend time honing your sailing skills and navigation techniques?
The Laser is a rewarding and challenging one person boat that is used in the intermeidate program. Subtle steering, sail trimming techniques, as well as tactical maneuvers will taught on this sailboat. A singlehanded Olympic class boat, is also sailed at yacht clubs - national and international levels.
Another sailboat to sail on is the COLLEGIATE 420. This sailboat enables young sailors to learn teamwork. Trapeze and spinnaker techniques are taught on the 420. Safe for beginning sailors, yet quick enough to keep collegiate level sailors interested - this is a fun sailboat! Full Season $1000.00 + 150.00 Boat use fee. Half seasons $550.00 + 100.00 Boat use fee. Click on Silver Fleet title link above for details.
Optis, Lasers and 420s are all incorporated into the traveling race program. The sailboat raced, will be based on your child's age and boating experience. Full season offered from June to August. $1,050.00 plus $175.00 Boat use fee.
For a complete list of program start dates and racing schedule, see our Events tab: 2018 Jr. Sailing Dates