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Introduction to Sailing Class - 2014 Class #1

This class, and subsequent on-the-water demonstrations, are only offered to paid-up 2014 members of the Clear Lake Sailing Club (membership form), but you can pay at the class if you prefer. Please fill out the membership form and either pay online at our MEET UP site before the class, or bring a check to the class for $75 made out to "Clear Lake Sailing Club". Remember that our club is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, so your one time annual membership fees are tax deductible.  Our non-profit organization's  only goal is to promote sailing in the local area.  We have no affiliation with any commercial companies.

Interested in learning to sail? The Clear Lake Sailing Club (CLSC) will be sponsoring a free "Introduction to Sailing" class to paid-up members of the CLSC. Classes are targeted to beginners interested in the sport of small sailboat (under 20 feet in length) sailing. Class size is limited to the first 20 registrations. This class is for adults and young adults over 14 years old. Part 1 of this class is a  4 hour session in a classroom environment, so plan accordingly.  Please bring a small notebook and pen for taking notes during the class.  Dress code is relaxed: classroom environment.  The class will be offered in a meeting room at the Sundance Grill, so drinks and lunch will be offered if you are interested - but are strictly optional.  We encourage you to purchase something while enjoying the class, as a token of thanks for letting us use the Waterford Harbor Marina facilities for free.

If the student then wishes to exercise what they have learned in class,  they are invited participate in an on-the-water exercise, scheduled on the day after the class (weather permitting). During the demonstration, students will rig a small sailboat and exercise basic sailing maneuvers.   This is where you can really prove to yourself that you understand the basics of sailing!   Participants must be comfortable in the water and know how to swim. This is a somewhat athletic event, so participants should be prepared to capsize and upright their small sailboat, and climb back onboard.

For more information and class registration, contact Don Pearson at [masked]

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  • Maria

    Great group of sailors!

    May 11, 2014

  • Maria

    Thank you Don & Bob! Great class. I'm so excited to sail again and be part of this group!

    May 11, 2014

  • Labros S.

    Excellent! We had fun and learned a lot. Thank you Don and Bob!

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Major issues on I 45 will be about 15 - 30 minutes late. Will be there as soon as possible.

    May 10, 2014

  • Labros S.

    Looking forward

    May 7, 2014

  • Richard B.

    Is the 14 yr old age limit fixed ? I am looking to learn with my son who is almost 12 and it's something that we'd like to do together...

    May 1, 2014

    • Don P.

      Unfortunately we DO focus on teenagers and older for this class. You may want to look into Lakewood yacht club or seabrook sailing club.

      May 7, 2014

  • Tracie S.

    Won't be at the class but look forward to meeting you all at the Dike!

    March 24, 2014

  • Maria

    Just saw that this meetup was changed to May 3rd. I work every other Saturday and might not be able to make this one. Will you have another one?

    February 26, 2014

    • Don P.

      I hope to have these about once a month. Depending on interest and your schedule, we might be able to slip the lesson from May 3rd by a week - so let's see as we get closer to that timeframe.

      February 26, 2014

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