Learn To Sail

Now accepting enrollments for all Spring and Summer Classes!

US Sailing Keelboat
Spring class: April 7, 14, 21
Fall class: TBA

All-volunteer instructors are certified by U.S. Sailing and follow nationally recognized standards.

  • This is an introductory course; no sailing knowledge required. 
  • Learn to Sail on our O’Day 24, Capri 22, or Precision 23.
  • US SAILING BASIC KEELBOAT Certification. For course content see https://www.ussailing.org/education/adult/certification-courses-endorsements/basic-keelboat/ 
  • Age 16 and up. 
  • Eight students maximum.
  • Classroom sessions will be held Tuesday nights, 6-8:00 PM.
  • Three 2-4 hour on-the-water sessions will be held as weather and schedules allow, weekdays and/or weekends. 2-3 students per boat. Students must be able to conclude sailing within 3 weeks of final class.
  • Taught by US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certified Instructors Paul Reynolds and Phil Moershel, 
  • Tuition – $300.

Class has 10 seats available

Kids Sailing Camp I
Sailing Smart Beginner Camp
Dates: June 1-5

All-volunteer instructors are certified by U.S. Sailing and follow nationally recognized standards.

  • Ages 9 – 13.
  • These one-week programs will teach beginning sailing in our new RS Tera and RS Zest fleet.
  • No previous sailing or boating experience required.
  • Student learn the safe, responsible way to rig, launch and sail small boats, while improving their self-confidence, coordination and teamwork.
  • Classes run 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.
  • Kids bring their own PFD, lunch and drinks.
  • Tuition – $250
  • Scholarships are available for these classes!

Class has 10 seats available

Kid Sailing Camp II
Sailing Smart Beginner Camp
Dates: June 15-19

All-volunteer instructors are certified by U.S. Sailing and follow nationally recognized standards.

  • Ages 9 – 13.
  • These one-week programs will teach beginning sailing in our new RS Tera and RS Zest fleet.
  • No previous sailing or boating experience required.
  • Student learn the safe, responsible way to rig, launch and sail small boats, while improving their self-confidence, coordination and teamwork.
  • Classes run 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.
  • Kids bring their own PFD, lunch and drinks.
  • Tuition – $250
  • Scholarships are available for these classes!

Class has 10 seats available

“Sailing Better” Intermediate Camp
Ages 9-14
June 22-26

All-volunteer instructors are certified by U.S. Sailing and follow nationally recognized standards.

  • Ages 9-14.
  • For second and third year sailors.
  • Three days of instruction build on the knowledge and skills learned in the Sailing Smart Camp.
  • Students will improve sailing on all points of sail, especially upwind.
  • They will be introduced to racing, including the rules, the start, and sailing the course.
  • Weather permitting we will take a longer destination sail.
  • Boats may include Lasers, RS Tera, RS Zest, the American and Harbor 14 sloops, and perhaps a larger keelboat.
  • Classes run 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.
  • Kids bring their own PFD, lunch and drinks.
  • Tuition: $250.
  • Scholarships are available for these classes!

Class has 10 seats available

Adult Small Boat Sailing
Dates: TBA

All-volunteer instructors are certified by U.S. Sailing and follow nationally recognized standards.

  • ADULT small boat sailing
  • Learn to sail a centerboard or small keel boat.
  • Earn US Sailing Small Boat Certification.
  • Dates: TBA
  • Ages 14 and up. No sailing experience required.
  • Class is limited to 8 students
  • Taught by US Sailing Small Boat Level I Certified Instructor.
  • For more information contact Mary Anne Secrist at m.secrist913@gmail.com / 405-410-8582.
  • Tuition $250.

Class has 10 seats available

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