Women on Water (WOW) Sailing Class (Beginner Level)

 Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28  
Waterfront/Information Center & Lakeside Sailing Center

Women on Water (WOW) will once again offer beginner and intermediate sailing classes for women over the age of 45.

Each session includes five days of instruction and is certified through U.S. Sailing and a U.S. Coast Guard Near Coastal Master Captain.

Classes are instructed by Celeste Cook Williams, a longtime sailing veteran and teacher at the Lakeside Sailing Center.

Beginner sessions (Level I) will take place June 24-28, and Intermediate sessions (Level II) will take place Aug. 5-9. All classes will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day at the Lakeside Sailing Center. Independently scheduled water instruction will take place, about 20 minutes per student, from 2-3:30 p.m. Before a student sails on a Sunfish without an instructor, they will be taught the skills to right the sailboat by themselves.

The goal of Level I is to give the sailor confidence through understanding the points of sail, rigging, coming about and jibing, knot tying and following a set course on a lateen dinghy (Sunfish) sailboat. At the beginning of Level I, there will be basic swimming and water treading tests, along with life jacket exercises.

The goal of Level II is to obtain experience and confidence on a very sea worthy sloop (18’ Typhoon) in open water and to do so with full command of the sailboat. To take the Level II class, students should already have the basic skills learned from Level I, either through taking the Level I class or through commensurate sailing experience.


Registration

The cost for either class is $95, which includes instruction for five days and a sailing instruction workbook. Class space is limited. Register at the Lakeside Waterfront/Information Center (at the Pavilion) and answer a few questions about your swimming ability. For more information, contact infocenter@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461, ext. 266.

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