Women on Water (WOW) Sailing Classes

Posted on June 11, 2018

Women on Water (WOW) will once again offer sailing classes for women age 50 & older.

Beginner sessions (Level I) will take place Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29, and Intermediate Instruction (Level II) will take place Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13. All classes will be from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Lakeside Sailing Center. Following the class sessions, independently scheduled water instruction will take place, about 20 minutes per student.

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.

The cost for either session is $95, which includes instruction for five days and a sailing instruction workbook.

Class space is limited. To register, contact the Lakeside Information/Waterfront Center at infocenter@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461, ext. 266.