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SCHEDULE AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

SCHEDULE

 

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Sat.

A.M.

9:00-11:30

 

Li’l Explorers

 

Beginner Opti

9:00-12:00

Sunfish

9:00-12:00

 

Intermediate Opti

 

 

Advanced Opti/Race Team

 

Sunfish

9:00-11:30

 

Li’l Explorers

 

Beginner Opti

9:00-12:00

 

Intermediate  Opti

 

 

Advanced Opti/Race Team

 

Sunfish

 

 

9:00-11:30

 

Li’l Explorers

 

 

Beginner Opti

 

 

HPYC Sunfish 

Races

Lunch

           

P.M.

 

1:00-4:00

Beginning/

Intermediate 420's

Beginning/

Intermediate 420's

(Sunfish Tuesdays)

 

 

420 Race Team

 

12:30-3:30

Junior Comm Cup

Races

 

420 Race Team

 

 

Beginning/

Intermediate 420's

 

 

Intermediate Opti 

 

Advanced Opti/Race Team

 

420 Race Team

 

4pm -6pm Tuesday Adult Sailing Lessons (followed by social hour)

FURTHER DETAILS....

Class

Time

Age / Size

Boats

Curriculum

Li’l Explorers

 

Deckhand

 

 

9:00 - 11:30     M/W/F

6-10; Small

Beetles, Typhoons, Rowing,

 

3-5 students in a boat together with an instructor.

Comfort in boats; intro to sailing; playing and cruising.

Opti Beginners

 

3rd Mate

9:00 - 11:30     M/W/F

8-10;

Small - Medium

(under ~125 lbs)

Optis. Sometimes in other boats, just for fun.

Independent sailing for students who like to be in a boat by themselves. Kids who might have desire to compete.

Opti Intermediate

 

 

 

2nd Mate

 

 

9:00-12:00

   T/TH

 

1:00-4:00

      F

9-11

Small - Medium

(under ~125 lbs)

Optis. Sometimes in Sunfish and/or other boats.

Next level of Optis. Includes longer destination sailing series with prizes for completing adventures.

 

Intro to Sunfish.

 

Jr. Comm Cup encouraged

Opti Advanced/Race Team

 

 

1st mate/

Skipper

9:00-12:00 T/TH

 

1:00-4:00 

      F

11-13

Medium

(under ~140 lbs)

Optis. Sometimes in Sunfish and/or other boats.

Advanced speed and performance in Optis and Sunfish -- sail-surfing, team racing, racing, long adventure sails.

 

Jr. Comm Cup expected.

Sunfish

 

2nd Mate/

1st mate

9:00-12:00

   M/T/Th

10-17

Medium - Large

Sunfish, Beetles, Typhoons

2-5 students per boat, sometimes together with instructors

2nd Mate Recreational, social sailing in non-racing boats.

1st Mate Beginning racing/Junior Comm Cup encouraged

Beginning/Intermediate

420's

 

1st Mate/Working towards Skipper

.

1:00-4:00

  M/T/Th

12-15

Medium - Large

420s & Sunfish.

Windsurfers if available

Introduction to more high performance boats. Focus on speed and fun.

 

Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director

Opti Advanced

(or Opti Int, if size dictates)

420 Race team

 

Skipper/ Racing Skipper

 

1:00-4:00

T/W/F

13-17

Medium - Large

420s

 

Mastery of high performance boats. Focus on speed. Development of Racing Skills.

Travel/and host yacht clubs for weekly races/ Regattas are expected

 

Prerequisite: Opti Advanced/ Race Team or Intermediate 420's

Permission given by Program Director







 

Recreational Track

Performance & Speed Track

Ages 6-11

 

Li’l Explorers

Deckhand/3rd Mate

Ages 8 - 12

 

Beginning Opti

 

Intermediate Opti

Ages 11-17

 

Sunfish

2nd Mate

 

 

Ages 11 - 13

Advanced Opti/Race Team

 

Ages 12 - 17

Beginning/ Intermediate 420

 

Ages 12-17

420 race team

 

Li'l Explorers and Beginning Optis: Ages 6-11: beginners, must be 6 by July 1; 

Classes Meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9-11:30

Li’l Explorers are young beginners. Less independent sailors have the option of staying in Typhoons and Beetles for a longer period of time. We’d encourage students to try Optis, but if they don’t want to sail by themselves, they can stay in this class until they’re ready for Sunfish. Within the class, we can try to break kids up according to age groups -- older kids in one boat, younger ones in another.

Beginning Optis  Beginning Opti Sailors are expected to master Opti rigging, docking, helming, basic right of way rules, terminology, knots and safety concepts.  All sailors should have their own Opti. Boats may sometimes be rented from club members or older sailors, but they are widely available around the Cape for purchase used. Sturgis Boatworks is the premier Optimist dealer in our area.

 

Intermediate Optis   

Ages 9-12 intermediate and experienced intermediates;  

 

Encouraged: Junior Commodore Cup (Intra Club Racing) takes place every Wednesday 1:00-3:30 pm (sailors should arrive at 12:30 to rig)

  • All Intermediates participate in an intra-club destination adventure series to places like Kalmus, Egg Island, and the West Beach Club. 

 

Advanced Optis/Race Team    

Ages 11 and up for experienced Opti sailors

Junior Commodore Cup (Intra Club Racing) takes place every Wednesday 1:00-3:30 pm (sailors should arrive at 12:30 to rig) 

All levels of Opti classes focus on developing individual sailing skills, including some racing. If there is interest, we can compete in a regatta or two. At the intermediate level, we will strive to introduce Sunfish. At the Advanced level, we’ll encourage participation in HPYC Saturday Sunfish races, but emphasizing the FUN parts of racing rather than pushing the full-day regatta model. Jr. Commodore racing will still be available -- mostly for Intermediate and Advanced Optis.

 

Sunfish Ages 11-17: 

Sunfish are kids who enjoy boats in recreational and social ways. They may have taken Li’l Explorers and some Opti classes, or they may be new to the sport. Typically, Sunfish are 11-17 years old and prefer to sail with more than one person in the boat -- kids who believe that sailing should be about having fun on the water while hanging out with friends. This class primarily uses Sunfish, Cape Dory Typhoons to explore the Hyannis Port area, including excursions into Lewis Bay, and, on calmer days, out into Nantucket Sound. Typhoons can comfortably hold 4-6 sailorThey are relatively easy to sail and provide students the opportunity to practice driving the boat and working both the mainsail and jib. Adventurers will learn basic navigation and seamanship -- including anchoring, making a mooring, docking, boat care, and knots -- but will also sail to local destinations for swimming, beach exploration, and occasional picnics. As weather and student interest dictate, we may also use Wianno Seniors. Racing will be introduced at upper level.

 

 

 

Beginning/ Intermediate 420's

Ages 12-16; 

This class is for kids who enjoy sailing, enjoy some thrills, and want to try out more high-performance boats. They’ll learn to sail 420s and Sunfish. There are a number of possible paths to reach this class, including Sunfish and/or Optis.

 

Advanced 420's Race Team

Ages 13-17; 

Students are about 13-17 years old and are the most experienced and independent of HPYC’s junior sailors. The boats we use, 420s , are performance craft, designed for speed. Advanced 420's students will learn to plane in their boats, to surf the waves out in the Sound, and to sail as fast as possible. In 420s, they will use trapezes and learn to fly spinnakers. While the pure thrill of adrenaline sailing is one goal of this class, students m t race against other clubs and local regattas.

 

Prereq: Beginning /Intermediate 420's, Advanced Opti, or by permission of Program Director