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Optimist LTS 3


The Optimist Level 3 Course is an eight-week course for intermediate sailors who have completed Level 2 and are ready to start preparing for Green Fleet. The course will introduce some new and more complex concepts, such as:

  • Advanced boat handling skills

  • Racing theory

  • Starting and racing techniques

  • Weather forecasting and route planning

  • Boat maintenance and repair

  • Racing tactics

Students will also have the opportunity to practice their skills in a variety of conditions, including light winds, strong winds, and currents.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Sail independently in a variety of conditions

  • Start and race in regattas

  • Use weather forecasts and route planning to make informed sailing decisions

  • Perform basic maintenance and repairs on their Optimist dinghy

By the end of this course, sailors will be ready to move up to Green Fleet racing.

Please before you sign up, make sure to read our Admissions Policy


2024 Optimist Level 3 


  • Must have passed Level 2

  • Able to swim 50 yards 

  • Sunglasses and hat are recommended

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Sailing boots or shoes that can get wet.

  • Come to class on time

  • Listen to the Coach

  • Have fun!

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