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 days (2 Sat & 2 Sun) / 10.00am – 5.00pm or
    customized sessions can be arranged. Mininum of 4 participants.
Cost
  • $256.80 (Member) / $363.80 (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 13 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
2021 Course Dates
  • 2, 3, 9 & 10 January [Full – registration closed]
  • 30, 31 Jan, 6 & 7 February [Full – registration closed]
  • 6, 7, 13 & 14 March [Full – registration closed]
  • 16-19 March (School Holiday Programme)
  • 3, 4, 10 & 11 April [Full – registration closed]
  • 1, 2, 8 & 9 May
  • 5, 6, 12 & 13 June

Terms and Conditions

  • A confirmation email will be sent to you to the email address provided on the registration form once your slot is confirmed.
  • A swim test will be conducted. Participants must be able to swim at least 50meters without the aid of permissible buoyancy aid.
  • Full payment for any programme must be made either in cash, cheque, Visa, Master, AMEX Card or bill to Member’s Account together with the registration form 2 weeks before the commencement of the Course. Cheque is to be made payable to ‘Changi Sailing Club’.
  • This is a structured course so there will be no make-up lessons should the participant fails to attend the sessions, unless otherwise specified.
  • The course fee is non-transferrable.
  • Cancellation by participant must be in writing [email: [email protected]] and is effective upon receipt by the Club.  We do not accept verbal request.
  • In the event of cancellation made by the participants, the following fees shall apply:
    1. Less than 7 days – 50% of the course fee
    2. In the event of no-show, 100% of the course fee.
  • If there is no minimum numbers of participants, the Club reserves the rights to postpone or cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.

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: [email protected] to the Office for confirmation.