Opti 1 - Sailing, Tennis, & Seamanship ( Beginner ) Eligibility AYC Jr Sailing is open to all children regardless of membership status. Admittance in the Opti 1 class is first come first serve. No prior swimming sailing or tennis experience is necessary. Opti 1 age range is typically 7.5-10. Sailing The 1's class focuses on the basics of sailing, from first-time-on-the-water sailors to the sailors who can tack and gybe in complete control and sail upwind in 10 knots of breeze. The focal point of the class is to make learning sailing fun, while keeping everyone safe on the water. Sailors will learn the boat parts, rigging, parts of sail, correct body position, and boat handling. An emphasis will be on tacking, gybing, upwind and downwind sailing, capsizing, docking, and an understanding of the current and tides. Basic seamanship and navigation skills will also be addressed. Tennis Opti 1 tennis will focus on forehand and backhand drills, beginning to refining scoring, and an introduction to service. More experienced players will develop competitive skills, including introduction to singles and doubles strategy, as well as scoring, and will be encouraged to enter the junior division of parent/child tournaments. Seamanship Opti 2 Seamanship class will focus on age appropriate activates on the water. All activities will vary week – week, but will include paddle-boarding , kayaking, rowing, swimming, knot tying, beach days, and trips to local maritime museums, schooners and sail lofts are planned. Schedule Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 12:00 Sailing 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch 12:45 - 1:45 Swimming 12:45 - 2:00 Break 2:00 - 3:30 Tennis Note: All Participants must register for at least 4 weeks, or have permission from the JP Director to do a reduced schedule.