Boats We Sail

The Boats We Sail

Optimists & Prams

8’ pram for ages 7–11, used by Little Guppies and for dinghy sailors from beginners to racers. Sailors move out of Optis and into other boats when they out-grow or age out of them. A student can comfortably sail an Opti until they are over five feet + and/or 110 pounds, and they are eligible to race in Optimists until they turn 15.

Bugs

 

The Laser Performance Bug combine ease of rigging with fun and performance. Easily sailed by students young and old, the Bugs are a fun, safe and durable sailboat for instruction, appropriate for intermediate and advanced sailors ages 9 - 13.

Hartlie 10s

 

The Hartlie 10 is a versatile cat rigged boat that can be comfortably sailed by 1 or 2 sailors (typical weight / height range is 70 lbs - 120 lbs and 5'). They're comfortable, stable and fun, and good for beginner/intermediate to advanced sailors ages 8 - 13.

 

RS Quests

A versatile, comfortable and stable sloop rigged platform for beginner to intermediate and advanced level sailors, ages 11 - 17 (weight and height dependent). The Quest can comfortably accommodate 3-4 sailors and also is rigged with an asymmetrical spinnaker for advanced/performance sailing.

Scholastic 420s & Club 420s

420s are sloop rigged two person dinghies used by 13–17 year-old intermediate, advanced and racing sailors. Min. weight requirement of 115 lbs.

 

  • Scholastic rigged 420's sail with main and jib only for intermediate level sailors
  • Advanced / performance and racing sailors use Club 420s rigged w/spinnakers and trapeze gear

J/22s

22-foot sloop rigged keelboats used in the keelboat classes by all skill levels. Groups of four students of similar skill level and ages sail with an instructor. The J22 is a performance oriented keelboat comfortably managed by 12–17 year olds. The boats include a spinnaker for more advanced student skill levels.