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Optimist Sailing program
I have taken on starting an Optimist program in our community, the first training starts in the summer which is run by BC Sailing. They travel around the province with boats and instructors.
In the mean time I bought some older optis for my kids.
I rented the pool and brought out a bunch of kids to try capsizing the boats in a safe environment. Nobody got hurt which was cool. The goal was achieved in that all the kids are a little more comfortable with the boats before we hit the lake.
Does anyone have any ideas for starting an Opti program?
The response to our training camp this summer has been tremendous so far...we have almost filled all 40 spots.
"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labours hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective". -- Henry David Thoreau