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Sailing course for children on the Optimist

Stickl Sports Camp

"Learn to sail easily from the age of 6! At the OPTI-CURSE at the Sportcamp kids and parents feel at ease right away. Safe fun with a professional team, so that games quickly turn into real sailing!

Sailing course for children beginners


Kids should be at least 6 years old, have completed the first year of primary school, know how to swim and enjoy it themselves, not just the parents!

Course Content:

  • Practical theory of sailing suitable for children
  • Rigging the school boat the Optimist
  • Steering and sail handling
  • Sail and understand all courses
  • Tacking and jibing
  • capsize and right
  • Mooring and unmooring on beach and buoy

For more than 25 years we have been offering qualified sailing lessons on Optimists for kids at beginner and advanced levels.

The trainer guarantees both qualified instruction and safety and fun for children from 6 to 12 years. In addition to a lot of practice, the children are taught the necessary theoretical knowledge in a child-friendly way and as a highlight of the course, the student then acquires the youngest diploma of the Association of German Sailing Schools (VDS).

The Optiregatta at the end of the course is always a lot of fun. At the prize giving on Friday evening the kids always play a leading role.

Zwei Kinder segeln in Optimist
Optimist mit gelbem segel

Sailing course children advanced


Knowledge after the beginner course. Minimum age 6 years, be able to swim and above all have fun in the water!

Course Content:

  • Sailing on the Opti in medium winds
  • Riding out and using the tiller boom in manoeuvres
  • Improvement of all manoeuvres of the E-course with more wind
  • Sailing a buoy course independently

TOP: Radio coaching is also used in the optics course!

Weekly program and services

  • Issue of rental equipment SA and SO from 9.00 a.m. onwards
  • Welcome drink and briefing on Sunday 18.00 in the sports camp
  • 5 Tage Kursprogramm mit 2,5 von Std. pro Tag MO-FR
  • equipment provided
  • Welcome-Abend am Restaurant Rosa Beach*
  • Theory exam on FR. (Youngest - sailing license)
  • Final regatta
  • Abschluss-Abend am FR. mit Preisverteilung im Restaurant Rosa Beach *
  • * not included in the price

We provide wetsuits, harnesses and life jackets free of charge. Shoes should be brought along. Or you can purchase the ideal neoprene slippers for only 30,- € on site.

Course times:

The course times depend on wind and weather and the level of the course group. Therefore, they are determined daily and published at 8.20 a.m. on the Internet at

Extras: VDS- youngest diploma. Registration and examination fee 30,-€ on site

Kindergruppe sitzt an land im Optimist

Course prices

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  • Prices that are not highlighted with a link can only be booked on site.
  • Services like private lessons, special wishes, foil training and all prices not marked with a link can be requested with the contact form.
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Children Opti Beginner


Children Opti Advanced


Youngster Beginner



Youngster Advanced




Advanced 1


Advanced 2


SBF Inland & Sea

SBF Inland & Sea Compact



Rental prices

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  • Rental services that are not highlighted with a link can only be booked on site.
  • With a click on the category, e.g. Cat sailing, you will get an overview of all rental services of the respective category with information about the service and the choice of date.