You could say that any sport offers a lesson on resilience, teamwork, and sportsmanship, but sailing is a sport that demands an inner strength and a depth of character far greater than most.
In this sport, it’s sailor versus the elements. From learning how to read the winds and developing the emotional intelligence to face nature, to handling a deceivingly simple boat and understanding the physics behind it, sailing will undeniably develop your child holistically.
With our Opti Junior Weekend Training Programme, your child can experience sailing in a safe space (the National Sailing Centre is ISO-certified!) and under the guidance of very experienced and nurturing coaches.
The course is designed to introduce Optimist sailing to young novices (aged 6 – 12) in a fun and engaging manner with the goal of building confidence through development of skills and awareness of the sailing environment.