Adult Quick Lessons & Learn to Sail

For full descriptions of each class, please see our 2020 Program & Event Guide. Registration opens February 1st at noon PST. 

Quick Lessons

Hobie Wave Experience 

Ages 14+. No prior experience necessary. $50

This 2-hour class gives people a taste of small boat sailing on a simple, easy to learn platform, the Hobie Wave. Designed as an easy way to introduce sailing, this class covers all the basic skills needed so you may pass an Open Boating skills test and keep sailing with family and friends all season! If there is no wind, we will take to the water on paddleboards and kayaks.

One day, Wednesday or Sunday; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Classes run May 27 to September 6th.

Refresher Lessons

No prior experience necessary. FREE!
Drop-in sessions, no registration necessary.

Weekend mornings at 10:00 AM.
Lessons begin Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor Day weekend.

Beginner Classes

Adult Sailing 101: Sailing Basics

No prior experience necessary. $250

For those with little to no experience sailing in small boats, this 10-hour class will take you through the basics of sailing a 14′ RS Quest, Hobie Wave Catamaran, or both. With 2 – 3 students per boat, sailors should develop the skills required to continue sailing for years to come!

Two weeks, Tues/Thurs; 6:00-8:30 PM.

*Ladies Only

OR
Two consecutive weekends, Sat/Sun; times vary by week.

*Ladies Only

Adult Sailing 102: FJ Sailing

Prerequisite: Adult Sailing 101 or equivalent. $250

For sailors who already have basic small-boat sailing skills, this 10-hour class uses Flying Juniors – a double-handed performance boat – to grow more comfortable cruising the lake and even prepare for casual Monday night races. Students should possess balance and fitness appropriate for sailing and capsizing these small boats.

Two consecutive weekends, Sat/Sun; times vary by week.

*Ladies Only

Intro to Windsurfing

No prior experience necessary. $75

This 2.5 hour introduction to windsurfing will get you cruising the lake with the power of the wind at your hands! Students learn all they need to know to get set up and sailing. This one day crash course includes wind and sailing theory, appropriate equipment selection, and the basic principles to get you started. Once you have taken the intro course, come back any Wednesday evening during the summer for an instructor supervised self-learning session (included with registration). With good wind, most students should be ready to pass the skills test after one or more sessions.

Intro Course: Tuesday evenings; 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

Supervised self-learning session: Wednesday evenings; 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

Classes run May 26 to August 25.