Optimist Introductory Sailing Course

CSC’s Optimist beginner’s course will get any youngster out on the water and sailing. The course is conducted within the Club’s moorings in a completely natural environment. No previous experience is required with the only expectations is that the participants are water safe and comfortable in an outdoor setting. Give your kids a head start in a sport that can last a lifetime.

Course Duration
  • 4 full day (2 Sat & 2 Sun) / 10.00am – 5.00pm or
    customized sessions can be arranged.  Mininum of 4 participants.
Cost
  • $253.60 (Member) / $361.65 (Non-Member) 
    Price inclusive of 7% GST
    Course fee includes Opti Junior Book & certification.
Pre-requisite
  • Open to CSC members & non-members.
  • Able to swim at least 50m without a personal flotation device.
  • Age between 7 to 12 years old.
Ratio
  • 1:6 (Minimum of 4 students to start the course).
Certification
  • Opti-Junior Certification at the end of the course.
Equipment
  • All training equipment are provided.
Course Syllabus
  • Safety precautions
  • Heave-to
  • Parts of the boat and their usage
  • Getting out of irons
  • Points of sail
  • Launching and recovery
  • Simple Sailing knots
  • Capsize recovery
  • Rigging & De-rigging
  • Avoidance of collision
  • Basic boat handling
  • General knowledge of weather, tides & current
2019 Course Dates

  • 5, 6, 12 & 13 January
  • 2, 3, 9 & 10 February
  • 2, 3, 9 & 10 March
  • 19, 20, 21 & 22 March
  • 6, 7, 13 & 14 April
  • 4, 5, 11 & 12 May
  • 1, 2, 8 & 9 June
  •  4, 5, 6 & 7 June
  • 11, 12, 13 & 14 June
  • 18, 19, 20 & 21 June
  • 6, 7, 13 & 14 July
  • 3, 4, 10 & 11 August
  • 7, 8, 14 & 15 September
  • 5, 6, 12 & 13 October
  • 9, 10, 16 & 17 November
  • 19 – 22 November
  • 17 – 20 December

Terms and Conditions

  • Arrangement can be made for groups with a minimum of 4 participants on requested dates and the availability of the instructor.
  • Full payment shall be made 2 weeks before course date to secure a seat.
  • Changi Sailing Club reserves the right to cancel specific sessions due to lack of participation (Minimum 4 to start course)

Upon completion of the course, Members are allowed to continue in the Youth Optimist Sailing Programme.

For booking, please download the Registration form and return the duly-completed form via fax:6542 4235 or email: enquiry@csc.org.sg  to the Office for confirmation.