Sailing Lessons

Go  where ever the wind takes you..

Sailing is a sustainable, sporty activity that allows you to get away from every day life. Let the calmness of the water reduce your stress. Learning how to sail is for all ages. We have a lot of contacts with sailing enthusiasts that would love to share their passion and knowledge for sailing with you.

Go to:  Optimistenclub on Sundays | Sailing weeks during Summer | Sailing lessons for adults

Optimistenclub on Sundays

Want to start young with sailing? We have the ‘Optimistenclub’ on Sundays and full week courses in Summer. Your kids will be introduced to sailing in a fun way. Starting early is the best way to enjoy sailing the rest of your life! Our experienced instructors always guarantee professional guidance and safety. Our main goal: introducing kids to sailing while creating enthusiasm fort the sport that lasts!

Seven Sunday afternoons (01:30 pm – 05:00 pm) offers apart from sailing a fair bit of theory. Of course the kids get a chance to blow of some steam and daydream for a bit. It is part of it, they are still kids after all!

How the Ottenhomes’s ‘Optimsitenclub’ works on Sundays

Your kids have to be minimally 7 years old and should have sufficient swimming capabilities. It would be great if you have a wetsuit and/or sailing gear yourself, including shoes that work while wet. We do not allow flip flops for safety reasons. During the course the kids are obliged to wear shoes and a life vest at all times on the docks. Ottenhome will supply you with a life vest.

The Sunday afternoon course 2016 starts the 8th of May. Sunday 26th of June we plan to hand you your sailing diploma. This means you have seven afternoons from 01:30 pm to 05:00 pm to master you sailing skills, but you can pick from 8.  So if you are busy one Sunday, no problem, there is always one backup date. Sunday 26th of June at 04:00 pm is your moment to shine. All parents, grandmothers, grandfathers, brothers and sisters are invited. You will be amazed what you learned in just 7 afternoons! How much fun you have had and how many friends you have made.

Around 05:00 pm the ‘graduation ceremony’ will take place. Together we will celebrate the end of the course. At 05:45 pm we organized a BBQ (€ 7,50 per child and € 15,00 for adults). Do you want to get a close up at what your kid is doing on the water earlier that afternoon? You can pick up a sailing boat to do that for free that afternoon. The whole family on the water, great fun!
The price for this course is €200,- per child. You receive an invoice of this by email.

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Summer courses in ‘optimisten’ or 16m2 sailing boats

From Monday to Friday from 08:30 am – 05:30 pm we have a packed program lined up. Both in the small ‘optimisten’ and the larger 16m2 boats. We will go sailing, cover theory, play games and much more! During these weeks we will be sailing about 65% of the time while we reserve 35% of the time for fun. The foregoing is driven by the weather conditions and decided by the instructors with safety in mind. Everyday a tasty, healthy lunch will be ready. Drinks and snack during the day are also taken care of!

Every first Monday a general reception is planned for the (grand) parents. Coffee & tea is ready and after introducing ourselves we are ready to get moving! We will head for our own building where we go through the day and get on our life vests and head for the docks.

Around 05:00 pm on Friday the ‘graduation ceremony’ will take place. Together we will celebrate the end of the course. At 05:45 pm we organized a BBQ (€ 7,50 per child and € 15,00 for adults). Do you want to get a close up at what your kid is doing on the water earlier that afternoon? You can pick up a sailing boat to do that for free that afternoon. The whole family on the water, great fun!

We have 5 sailing weeks planned for both ‘Optimisten’ and 16m2

On average kids can go through 3 full sailing weeks in the small boats, before they master all the little details. Thereafter they can switch to the larger 16m2. To do so, they need to fully master the small boats by themselves and have sufficient strength for the larger boats. For 2016 we have the following planned:

  • week 28 –Monday 11 – Firday 15 July
  • week 29 –Monday 18 – Firday 22 July
  • week 30 –Monday 25 – Firday 29 July
  • week 33 –Monday 15 – Firday 19 August
  • week 34 –Monday 22 – Firday 26 August

Clothing advise, age, swimming skills

Your kids have to be minimally 7 years old and should have sufficient swimming capabilities. It would be great if you have a wetsuit and/or sailing gear yourself, including shoes that work while wet. We do not allow flip flops for safety reasons. During the course the kids are obliged to wear shoes and a life vest at all times on the docks. Ottenhome will supply you with a life vest.

The price of a summer sailing week is €350,- per child. This includes food, drinks, snacks, the use of a boat and life vest and professional guidance.

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Sailing lessons for adults

Do you want to get back in a sailing boat yourself? We can offer a course on all levels. From April 1st until Oktober 1st every morning (09:30 am – 12:30 pm) or in the evening (05:30 pm – 08:30 pm) we can plan lessons for you. Using the online form you supply us with 5 mornings/evenings you are available. We will look for an instructor that fits your needs and communicate back to you which 3 (out of 5) days we have planned your lessons.

The beginners course contains 3 lessons of 3 hours, including the use of a boat, life vest, theory booklet and an instructor.

Private lessons:  €300,- per person (incl. tax)
2 persons: €175,- per person
3 persons: €150,- per person

Do you want to refresh your sailing skills 1 afternoon or evening? These are the costs:

Private lessons:  €100,- per person (incl. tax)
2 persons: €60,- per person
3 persons: €45,- per person

You can pay cash or card upon arrival of the first lesson in our office. 

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