This program introduces younger kids to the fabulous world of opti sailing. The optimist pram is used the world over to teach young children how to sail and race. Sailors learn proper boat handling skills. Kids will also have the opportunity to sail on Hobie Waves and RS Zests. No sailing experience is required and we welcome every child regardless of their size and athletic abilities.
Winter/Spring 2023 Dates: February 7 - May 4
Practice Times: Sundays, 12:30 - 3:30pm, Mondays and Tuesdays after school
Cost: $395 per child per season
Windsurfing for Beginners
Mini Spring Session
March 28th - May 3rd
Welcoming all kids and teens ages 8 and up to join one of today's fastest growing and most exciting water sports - windsurfing! We've got stable boards and different size sails to accommodate kids of all sizes and ages. The beginner program will teach all the fundamentals needed to begin windsurfing on a foil. No experience necessary and we provide all the equipment.
For beginner and intermediate opti racers, this program focuses on developing and understanding racing tactics and strategy as well as fine tuning boat handling techniques. Competing in Florida-based regattas is a big component of opti racing.
Winter/Spring 2023 Dates: January 15 - May 4th
Practices Times: Sundays 10am to 2pm; Mondays and Tuesdays 4:30 to sunset
Cost: $595 per child per season
Club 420 Racing (ages 12 - 18)
The pathway up from optis, the Club 420s allows experienced i sailors ready for the next challenge to continue developing their racing skills while teaming up with a partner onboard. The program focuses on boating handling, proper rigging and gaining a greater understanding of racing strategy and tactics. Competing in Florida-based regattas is a big component of Club 420 racing.
Winter/Spring 2023 Dates: January 15 - May 4
Practice Times: Sundays, 10am to 2p, Mondays and Wednesdays after school
Cost: $675 per child per season
Home School Sailing Spring Mini Session
April 17 - 19th
The weather has turned hot so it's time to get our homeschool kids ages 6 and up out on the water sailing and exploring this spring. Lots of sailing and island excursions on the menu. Great warm up to summer camp season!
Because we can't forget our youngest sailors, our Starfish program exposes kids ages 4-7 to non stop on-the-water activities, including sailing on bigger boats with instructors on board or hopping aboard an opti with a buddy for those ready to do so. Kids get to explore marine life, develop critical motor skills and learn the basics of sailing.
Spring 2023 Dates: February 8 - May 3
Practice Times: Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30pm
Cost: $350 per child per season
Making a Payment
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Zelle - just add "firstname.lastname@example.org" as a recipient
Venmo - look for our "@msyspkids" handle or Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing; the 4 digits associated with the account are 2600
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Our Refund Policy
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds or pro-rated fees during the academic year programs.