Parents & Kids Opti Fun

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Parents & Kids Opti Fun

November 29 - 9:00 am-10:30 am

Do you have young children or grandchildren you’d like to introduce to the fun of boats and messing about on the water?
We are holding a relaxed session at our Club for Members and youngsters aged 3yrs+  from 9-10.30am on Sunday 29 November.

This is a great way to introduce the family to dinghy sailing without waiting until they are 7yrs old and can start a Tackers course. New RSYS head coach Josh Chant has been doing this with his own kids since they were 9 months old and will share his tips to make it easier – as well as a few things not to do!

For the very young this may involve nothing more than ‘lawn sailing’ – clambering around an Opti and playing with the tiller. If you’re not familiar with our boats, Josh will show you how to move, rig and launch an Opti into the Pond. Again, depending on your little ones’ inclination, they might enjoy a bailer water flight or simply hanging on a line; the key is child-led engagement – we are not seeking to train Toddler Tackers!

Finally, if your family is keen – head out for a short sail! We will rig several boats and envisage families taking turns.

For families with older kids or less flexible knees, we will set up two club Pacers.

When your little ones are done, they can shower in the changing rooms and come up to the Careening Cove for a hot snack, or you can join in the Family Brunch in the Carabella Room.

Please note: this is not an instructor-led course, but rather a shared Member experience.
This is a pilot session and we welcome your feedback. With sufficient numbers, we hope to run this session once a month.

Interested? Please contact Josh Chant Tel: +612 9017 0154


‘ I don’t need any help dad!’ Josh Chant taking his two out for a spin


November 29
9:00 am-10:30 am
Event Category:


Youth Lawn


Josh Chant
+612 9017 0154