Students should be under 95 pounds in weight This course is an introduction to basic safety, seamanship, and boat handling on the water. Participants will begin their first sailing experience in Optimist dinghies, with a focus on developing independent confidence and fun! Each boat will be sailed by only one student. Curriculum will include understanding the parts of the boat, water safety, understanding wind direction, rigging, knots, and sailing up and down wind. After completing this course, students will be prepared to continue on into Level 2 Opti (Intermediate).