The program adopts a multi-faceted approach to youth training, based on a multi-level program that uses seamanship skills to develop confident sailors and evaluate individual progress.The main boat used for youth sailing classes is the ‘Optimist’, which is the internationally recognized boat for such purposes. The ‘Optimist’ dinghy sailboat, continues to be the fastest growing, one-design, international class sailboat, used for teaching children under 15 years to sail in a competitive sailing world.
After the age of 15, children are promoted to continue sailing and racing on ‘Lasers’, a boat that can take them through adulthood if they wish.
Our programs offer an opportunity for the youth of the community to sail and race sailboats in a safe, fun and enriching environment; In addition, it allows them to perform in a sport, both individually and as part of a team. Our commitment to safety, quality equipment, and training excellence is demonstrated by the many active sailors who participated in sailing and gained higher levels throughout the years.
The International ‘Laser’ Class sailboat, also called ‘Laser Standard’ and the ‘Laser One’, is a popular, one-design class, of small sailing dinghy. According to the ‘Laser Class’ rules, the boat may be sailed by either one or two people.The ‘Laser’ is one of the most popular single-handed dinghies in the world. The ‘Laser’ also provides very competitive racing due to the very tight class association controls which eliminate differences in hull, sails and equipment.
This course takes twelve days, seven days of theoretical training and five days of practical training. Those who successfully complete this course will be able to act safely as skippers on a sailing boat up to 60 N.M.’s far from the shore.The candidate is assumed to have successfully completed all previous levels and acquired the needed sea service. This level is one step prior to a commercial and professional sailing level.
This course takes twelve days, six theoretical and six practical; those who successfully complete this course, will be able to act safely as professional skippers on a sailing boat up to 150 N.M.’s away from shore.This is the highest level in sailing while the yacht master is expected to have successfully completed all previous sailing courses and accumulated the required sea service.