OPTI AdVanced

Got the hang of Pram Camp?

1-Week Half-Day Sessions: Starting June 10, 2024 

Schedule: 1 – 4 pm Monday through Friday 

Program Cost: $225 per student

Previously known as “Opti Adventure” (and “Pram Solo” before that), this course works to perfect single-handing skills to sailors between the ages of 7-11 who are already captaining their own boat in a more advanced setting. 

Who should take this course?
Sailors who have completed 1st-5th grade (Age 7-11) and graduated from Pram Camp, especially sailors that may not be interested in our Opti racing program or those that are looking for more practice first. ALL sailors will be expected to be able to solo-sail for this class. Weather permitting, there will also be sailing time on Lake Michigan!  

What is this course?
Our Opti Advanced program can be both a stand-alone or a transition course between Pram Camp and our Opti Learn-to-Race program. Sailors will hone their skills of solo sailing, learning to control a sailboat in varying conditions, including: using a tiller extension, trimming properly, maneuvering within the boat, all while sailing off on longer type sails. This course was designed as a transition from prams to our racing classes, but is also a great class for pram sailors who love to simply adventure and explore the lake. New adventures and destinations weekly, repeat sessions are encouraged!

Do we need a boat?
MBJA-owned Optimist Dinghies will be provided for all participants (unless of course, you would prefer to have your sailor use a family owned Opti- just let us know). Boats will only be available for use during class time. 

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Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
P.O. Box 207 Macatawa 49434

(616) 335-5815

Since 1982, the MBJA Sailing School has operated on the grounds of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, serving the Holland community as a 501c(3) non-profit sailing school.

Since 1982, the MBJA Sailing School has operated on the grounds of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, serving the Holland community as a 501c(3) non-profit sailing school.

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