Learn-to Sail Classes
The 2023 Learn-to-Sail Classes will run for five weeks beginning June 10, 2024. Our program has grown to upward of 100 participants over the last few years, and we try to offer something for everyone. Our youngest sailors, aged eight to ten, usually start out in our beginner Opti class with other new sailors. Older novice sailors are welcome and will be placed in an age appropriate class where, sailing with their peers, they quickly learn the basics and more. Returning sailors are grouped with an eye toward skill level and age. As their skills improve, interested sailors can learn racing techniques and with the coaches’ recommendations can join the PIB Race Team. Students selected to join our race team will have the option to travel off-island to compete against other area youth in regional regattas.
All sailors will receive some racing experience the last week of classes, with focused training for this year's racers to prepare our teams for I-LYA Junior Race Week and the various Saturday regattas.