FALL SEASON

Welcome to the Fall Season Youth Sailing Program!

September 8th through December 19th, 2021

CGSCIC Instructors and Coaches are Certified by the US Sailing Association. The US Sailing Association represents the highest level of professionalism and integrity in the sport of sailing. At Coconut Grove Sailing Club, we are very proud of our affiliation with the US Sailing Association and the level of quality it brings to our programs.


Learn to Sail (AGES 6-13)

Beginner Optimist:  Boats: Qube & Optimist

Our Learn to Sail Optimist class is sailed on Opti sail cubes, a roto-molded plastic version of an Optimist dinghy. Sailors will learn to leave and return to the dock, basic sailing maneuvers, sailing on all points of sail, and how to right a boat from a capsize. Every sailor, regardless of experience, will have to pass a swim and capsize test the first day of the season

Schedule: Saturdays OR Sundays, 11am-4pm

Member: $800 | Non Member: $900

 

Intermediate Optimist: Boat: Optimist

This program focuses on a more advanced curriculum appropriate to age and skill level, teaching advanced knots, rigging, advanced boat handling, right of way concepts, and more. Sailors must be proficient swimmers and may be asked to do a 25-yard swim.

Schedule: Saturdays OR Sundays, 11am-4pm

Member: $800.00 | Non Member: $900.00

Learn to Sail (AGES 13-17)

Teen Sailing: Boats: RS Quba & Bahia

This program is designed around the older kids, from ages 13-17 teaching basic knots, rigging, basic maneuvers, right of way concepts, and more. If your teenager has no sailing experience, this is the group they will be in. Each sailor must pass a swim and capsize test the first day of the season, regardless of sailing experience. If your sailor has gone through the beginner level, they can move onto the Beginner Laser or Intro to Dinghy Sailing classes.

Schedule: Sundays, 11am-4pm

Member: $800.00 | Non Member: $900.00


Beginner Laser: Boat – Laser

This program is designed around the older kids, from ages 13-17 designed around preparing them for single-handed sailing. This program is beginner to intermediate level, and will serve as the stepping stone to the Laser Development Team.

Schedule: Thursdays 430-630 PM

Member: $560.00 | Non Member: $660.00

After School Sailing

After School Sailing: Boat: Optimist, RS Feva, Laser Bahia

Supplemental instruction for those who want extra time on the water in a weekly sertting – this class is for sailors who are 6 to 17 years old and is offered on Thursdays and/or Fridays. Groups will be separated by age and then skill level.

Schedule: Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 pm OR Fridays, 4:30-6:30 pm

Member: $560.00 | Non Member: $660.00

CGSC Race Team

OPTIMIST FLEETS

Optimist Green Fleet: Boat: Optimist

The Green Fleet Optimist sailor has already learned how to sail yet wants to take the next step into developing his or her passion for sailing. In Green Fleet, sailors learn the fundamentals of racing: advanced boat handling, tactics and strategy, basic wind awareness, and the function/process of a regatta. Our Green Fleet Optimist program is a great way for a young sailor to foster self-discipline, confidence, camaraderie, and respect for the sport. These sailors are introduced to competitive sailing and gain the core skills necessary to eventually move up to our Red, White, and Blue fleet racing team.

Sailors will be divided into different coaching/training groups based on skill level and regatta experience, but will often be training together.

Schedule: Wednesdays, 4-6pm

Saturdays, 9am-3pm & Sundays, 9am-3pm

Member: $1,260.00 | Non Member: $1,360.00

Travel Fees Listed Here

Optimist RWB Fleet: Boat: Optimist

The Optimist Red, White, and Blue championship fleet is the highest level of racing an optimist sailor can participate in. Our sailors advance from Green Fleet into Red, White, and Blue once they demonstrate a working knowledge of the racing rules and tactics, and exhibit a maturity level appropriate to the level of competition. These sailors are dedicated and motivated to continue perfecting their sailing skills, and thus are required to purchase their own boat and gear in competitive condition.

We divide the training/coaching groups into a Development Team and Advanced Team, coaches will make selection based on but not limited to, equipment, regatta experience, attendance, and behavior.

Schedule: Wednesdays, 4-6pm

Saturdays& Sundays, 10am-5pm

Member: $1,300.00 | Non Member: $1,500.00

Travel Fees Listed Here


LASER DEVELOPMENT TEAM

The Laser is the Men’s and Women’s Olympic single-handed class of small dinghy racing. A smaller rig than the Laser Radial and Laser Standard, the Laser 4.7 is the youth version of the Laser class and serves as a great introduction to the boat. The Laser is a very physically demanding boat and as such requires a minimum weight of 110 pounds to handle the forces of the sail. Sailors in the Laser program are required to own their own boat after three seasons of sailing at Coconut Grove Sailing Club.

The Laser Radial is the next step up from the Laser 4.7 with a 30% increase in sail area. The Laser Radial fleet is officially considered for ISAF (the world governing body for the sport of sailing) ranking and can compete in officially sanctioned events such as Miami World Cup and Lauderdale Olympic Classes Regatta. Sailors in the Laser program are required to own their own boat after three seasons of sailing at Coconut Grove Sailing Club. A minimum weight of 130 pounds is required.

We divide the training/coaching groups into a Development Team and Advanced Team, coaches will make selection based on but not limited to, equipment, regatta experience, attendance, and behavior.

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM – 4 PM

Member: $1,150.00 | Non Member: $1,250.00

Travel Fees Listed Here

LASER RACING TEAM

This program is only for experienced sailors with racing experience in the Laser that are under 19 years of age. This program constitutes an elite racing program with aims of attending ILCA sanctioned regattas in order to qualify for ICLA Continental and World Championships.

Sailors must provide a racing resume and be approved by the Head Coach, or have graduated from the Laser Development Team.

Member: $1,300.00 | Non Member: $1,500.00

Schedule: Fridays 4-6 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 10-5 PM

Travel Fees Listed Here

 


Come Sail with Us!

Discover the excitement of sailing with one of our beginners’ classes or further your skills with our
numerous intermediate and advanced programs

EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING LIST

  • LIFE JACKET( TYPE 3, NOT TYPE 2, WHICH HAS COLLAR THAT CAN GET CAUGHT ON THE BOOM)*
  • NON-SKID WATER SHOES OR SAILING BOOTS ( NOT CROCS OR OPEN SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS)
  • HAT WITH TIE ON LANYARD
  • BAGGED LUNCH
  • SUNGLASSES ( WITH KEEPER)
  • SUNSCREEN!
  • REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE
  • CHANGE OF CLOTHES OR TOWEL
  • DUFFEL/GYM BAG TO STORE ITEMS