OSC Sailing School
Each summer, OSC offers opportunities for children and adults to learn and practice sailing skills through various course offerings.
Gift Certificate purchases may be purchased in various denominations. Display certificates will be emailed to attendee email addresses on December 25, April 9th, or June 1 depending on the certificate registration date selected. Registration tickets are recevied at order confirmation.
*Enter your own email adress as 'attendee email' if you would like your gift to be a suprise or to receive the display certificate to provide to your gift recipient*
Children ages 6-10 may participate in Beginner Opti, an afternoon program designed for kids that emphasizes sailing concepts, teamwork, and skills development while offering off-water activities to keep everyone having fun and learning about life on the lake and the ecosystem of Otsego County. Participate in one week or more - students who spend more weeks in the program will most effectively build their sailing knowledge, skills, and experience translating learning into action.
Children ages 8-12 with any previous sailing experience may participate in Single Handing Opti, a course which is designed to offer more on-water time to advance student skill levels toward indepedent small boat sailing. Students must be able to sail out of the harbor and make appropriate basic sailing decisions independent of instructor directions.
Children ages 11-18 may participate in Junior Laser or Junior Racing offerings, both great opportunities for children to learn and practice small boat sailing skills. Junior Laser offers students who are comfortable sailing on their own the ability to continue advancing their skills. Junior Racing allows experienced junior sailors to learn the rules of racing and hone their sailing skills in a low pressure environment. Older students should still be attending high school to participate in the Junior programs.
Adults ages 18 and up may participate in Adult Flying Scot program, which is a course designed to provide active learning of the skills and knowledge needed to be a sailboat owner and pursue the lifelong enjoyment of sailing. It's a great opportunity to try sailing for the first time and for those looking to jump on board again and refresh previous experience. The course is taught on Flying Scot class boats made possible in part through the support of the Flying Scot Foundation.
All students must have a life jacket with attached whistle, sneakers, clothes they are comfortable getting wet in, and a change of clothes. Water-resistant sunscreen is recommended.
Minor students need to be picked up promptly following classes as adult supervision may not always be available following class.