Here’s a fun activity for newer Optimist sailors. Use the worksheet to match the parts of the boat to the arrows in the drawing. This is a matching exercise – the worksheet lists the parts. Download the worksheet and answer key here.
A more hands-on version of this activity is to make cards with the parts of the boat and have the sailors place them on an actual boat. Contact us at SailZing if you would like a set of laminated cards containing the names.
We adapted this from an activity on the McLaughlin website. McLaughlin has lots of good resources for Opti sailors and their parents.
Stayed tuned for more sailing school activities from SailZing.com. Send us your ideas and we’ll publish them here.