Welcome to Medway Oppies
Medway Oppie Club helps to introduce children aged 7 and over to sailing. Developing their sailing skills and confidence on the water in an informal environment.
Our aim is to given them the best start to their sailing career. For some it will become a weekend pastime or a possible career and some may well go on the Olympics, but like every story there has to be a beginning.
Learn to Sail with Medway Oppies Beginner Class
The beginner class is for young sailors aged 7 and upwards. The only requirement for joining beginner Oppies is that the young sailor must be able to swim 25 metres with a lifejacket and be capable of righting a capsized Oppie in wind conditions force 2 to 3 (although we won’t be testing that on the first day!) and are committed to learning to sail.
The Intermediate class is for young sailors that have achieved RYA 2 or ICOA Grade 3 and want to progress into racing. The class aims to prepare Optimist sailors to race at IOCA Open events and MYC Cadet club races
Brett Lewis– Oppie Flotilla Leader 2017