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Programs

Kinderpram Class

An easy-going, fun, introductory class for children ages 4 to 6.

 

The class will introduce your sailor to the Optimist dinghy and teach safety skills on/off the water. Students will learn the main parts of the boat, how to read the wind and go for a boat ride near the shore.  

Class will start in the DLSS building for chalk-talk and then will move to the pier where students are grouped together for a boat ride. They will take turns on the tiller, trimming the sail and pulling the centerboard up/down.  

Group activities encourage friendships and help students feel excited about coming to class.  

 

A parent or guardian is required to stay on the DLYC property for the duration of the class.  Please bring a properly fitted Coast Guard approved life jacket for every class. 

 

Days:    Fridays

Time:    4:00pm - 5:30pm

 

June 14th, June 21st, June 28th, July 12th 

 

$50 per session

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Opti Program

A class for children ages 7 to 15.  

We offer 4 options when registering:  Session 1, Session 2, both sessions or weekly classes.  Session 1, Session 2 & the full summer options are for students planning to be in the class for 4 to 8 consecutive weeks.  The weekly class is for students attending intermittently, please see below for the dates weekly classes are offered.  Please bring a properly fitted Coast Guard approved life jacket for every class.  

 

Session 1, Session 2 or Full Summer:  

Coaches assess students during the first week to determine the best group to place them in based on their skill level as of that date:  Beginner, Intermediate or Racing group.  As soon as a student consistently demonstrates the skills necessary for their current class, coaches will move the student to the next level.   

Intermediate & Racing students also participate in an Opti Racing Series twice a week (during regular class time on Mon & Wed) to help develop racing skills/tactics.  An informal awards ceremony is held at the end of the season to award trophies to the 1st , 2nd and 3rd place winners.  

 

Beginner & Intermediate students can sail their own Opti or they can use a DLSS provided boat at no additional cost.  Racing students are encouraged to purchase their own Opti, however the DLSS can provide a boat at no additional cost.  Students also have the option to rent an Opti from the DLSS for a session or the entire season (if one is available.) A rented Opti will only be used by your child, please see the Boat Rental tab for additional information, including the required rental agreement.    

Regular class attendance is highly recommended, the more often your skipper is on the water, the quicker they improve.     

 

All students are encouraged to attend regatta's appropriate for their skill level. Please see the Regatta tab for dates, fleet level requirements and additional details. 

 

Days:  Mon - Thurs

Time:  8:30am - Noon

 

Session 1: June 17th - July 11th .............................................. $700 (*no class on July 4th*)

Session 2: July 15th - August 8th ......................................... $700

Full Summer: ............................................................................. $1,200

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!! - Register prior to May 1st and receive a $50 discount per session. For example, if you register for only Session 1 or Session 2 prior to May 1st, your total will be $650.  If you register for the Full Summer prior to May 1st, your total will be $1,100.

Weekly Class:   

Days:  Mon - Thurs

Time:  8:30am - Noon

June 10th, June 17th, June 24th ......................................... $200/week 

*July 1st ...................................................................................... $150/week (*no class on July 4th*

X-Boat Program

A class for children up to the age of 16.  

 

We offer 3 options when registering:  Session 1, Session 2 or both sessions.   Please bring a properly fitted Coast Guard approved life jacket for every class.  

 

An X-Boat is a two-person boat with a skipper and crew. The Xboat is typically skippered by a student who has taken Opti classes previously.  Skippers & crews are paired up prior to the start of the season, and therefore if you have a student in need of a partner, please contact Tina Hetzler.  We can query the Xboat fleet early on to find a partner prior to registering.  Skipper and crew register separately.   

 

Students will learn beginning to advanced boat handling skills to safely sail an X-Boat.

All students will also participate in an X-Boat Racing Series twice a week (during regular class time on Tues & Thurs) to help develop racing skills/tactics.An informal awards ceremony is held at the end of the season to award trophies to the 1st , 2nd and 3rd place winners.  

Students are encouraged to purchase their own X-Boat or they can rent one from the DLSS (if available.)  A rented X-Boat will only be used by your child and a rental agreement will need to be signed.  

All students are encouraged to attend regatta's.  DLSS rented X-Boats can be used at regatta's. Please see the Regatta tab on the DLSS website for additional information.  

Days:  Tues - Fri

Times:  Tuesday - Thursday (1:00pm - 4:00pm) & Friday (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Session 1: June 18th - July 12th ......... $700 (*no class on July 4th*)

Session 2: July 15th - August 9th ..... $700

Full Summer: ......................................... $1,200

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!! - Register prior to May 1st and receive a $50 discount per session. For example, if you register for only Session 1 or Session 2 prior to May 1st, your total will be $650.  If you register for the Full Summer prior to May 1st, your total will be $1,100.  

Weekly Class:   

Days:  Mon - Thurs

Time:  8:30am - Noon

June 11th ................................................... $200/week 

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Private Lessons

Youth and adult sailing lessons are provided by DLSS Instructors.  Scheduling will depend on availability and type of boat being sailed. To schedule a lesson, please send an email to tlc0219@outlook.com

 

Lessons are typically scheduled on Mondays between 1:00 to 4:00, however if this time frame does not work, then we can discuss a different time.

Opti Lesson: 1 hour lesson is $75/skipper. Boat can be supplied by the DLSS. Note: If you have 2 children taking a 1-hour lesson at the same time, with the same coach or 2 different coaches, the total cost will be $150.

X-Boat Lesson: 2 hour lesson is $150/boat, this includes the cost for the skipper and crew. Boat can be supplied by the DLSS if available.   

C-Boat Lesson: 2 Hour lesson is $150/person. You will need to supply your own boat. 

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