What You'll Get
Choose from Four Options
- C$125 for Basic Opti Sailing Camp (ages 7 to 12): August 8 - August 12 (C$250 value)
- C$125 for Basic Opti Sailing Camp (ages 7 to 12): August 22 - August 26 (C$250 value)
- C$125 for Water Sports Camp: August 15- August 19 (C$250 value)
- C$125 for Wet Feet (ages 5-6): August 22 - August 26 (C$250 value)
Opti Basic (ages 7 to 12)
This program is designed for those children with no previous sailing experience and is geared to the fundamentals of sailing in the International Optimist Dinghy. Students will build confidence while learning to safely rig, launch and sail their boat under the close supervision and guidance of their instructors. Elementary theory is introduced through both on water and on shore games and crafts. This program is a full day and is one week in duration.
Wet Feet (ages 5 – 6)
This program is designed to introduce and familiarize young children with the water environment. The course is taught using our sturdy and stable fleet of Optimist Prams. In addition to time with these boats, onshore games and crafts will round out the day. The program is a available as either a full day program or half day (either morning or afternoon) and is one week in duration.
Water Sports Camp
This week will encompass sailing, paddle boarding, and kayak.
Celestial Navigation: Finding the North Star and Using It
Aside from building a fire by snapping your fingers, nothing will impress your fellow explorers like reading the stars. Check out Groupon’s study of celestial navigation.
Explorers need only two things to determine their direction while boating or backpacking without a map or a compass: a basic knowledge of how the Big Dipper looks, and a flexible neck. The key in the Northern Hemisphere is finding Polaris, also known as the North Star. To start, look directly up and locate the collection of stars that resemble a rectangular basin with a handle sticking out of its upper-left corner. This is the Big Dipper. Next, crane your neck until your shoulders feel really good, and notice the bright star hovering above the Big Dipper’s upper right-hand corner. This is Polaris. From any position in the Northern Hemisphere, Polaris leads north. Alternatively, those in the Southern Hemisphere can use the Southern Cross constellation to determine which direction leads toward the South Pole.
When looking at the sky, an explorer should keep in mind that these constellations don’t always appear right-side up, depending on the position of the Earth and the amount he or she drank at margarita night. As such, it might require some twisting and turning to properly orient to the correct view.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.