Learn To Sail

 
 
 
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Here is what we offer:

  • Our Jr. Learn To Sail program is for young people between the ages of 8-17. We offer two 5-day camps during the month of July that teaches basic sailing, racing, sportsmanship, and water safety.

  • Our Adult Learn To Sail program is for people ages 18 and older. The program teaches sound fundamental sailing skills in both small boats and keelboats while promoting safety in all aspects of sailing.

All classes are taught by experienced, certified US Sailing instructors.

All Learn to Sail graduates can purchase their 1st year of NSA membership for 1/2 price!

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Junior Learn To Sail

Our Junior Sailing program is open to people between the ages of 8 and 17, who have the desire to learn water safety, sailboat handling, sailboat racing, and sportsmanship. The camp meets for 5 days. Boats are provided.

Please visit the links on this page to download the registration form. 

  • Session 1: July 8-12 2019

  • Session 2: July 22-26 2019

Fees: $125 for members and $150 for non-members

(discounts available for multiple family members)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Place: Ninnescah Sailing Association, Cheney Lake

This program was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Sailing Association and is taught by USSA certified instructors.

For additional information, please contact Peyton Adair at 316-617-3372 or email peytonadair49@gmail.com

Adult Learn To Sail

The NSA adult sailing program teaches sound fundamental sailing skills in both small sailboats and keelboats while promoting safety education in all aspects of sailing. This program is open to ages 18 and older and boats are provided.

  • Session 1: June 18, 22, 23, 2019

  • Session 2: July 9, 13, 14, 2019

  • Session 3: July 23, 27, 28, 2019

  • Session 4: August 10, 2019 (Basic Keelboat only. $75 for members and $125 for nonmembers)

Fees: $195 for members and $250 for non-members

Enroll with a friend or family member and receive 1/2 price off the second person’s enrollment fee. Discount code to be emailed after the first order has been placed.

Place: Ninnescah Sailing Association, Cheney Lake

Basic Sailing classes start on Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This is an introductory 3-hour classroom session (located in West Wichita) followed by two full days of sailing instruction at Cheney Lake on Saturday and Sunday. You will sail on Sunfish sailboats, small sloops and catamarans. You will also participate in several brief sessions of on-shore demonstrations and skill training.

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Basic Sailing Class: 

  • Basic boat handling skills

  • Sailing terminology

  • Knot tying

  • Sailing theory

  • Water and small craft safety

  • Uses US Sailing Association textbook, “Learn Sailing Right – Beginning Sailing”

Basic Keelboat class: 

  • One-day advanced sailing course

  • Teaches all aspects of keelboat handling

  • Uses US Sailing Association textbook, "Basic Keelboat"

  • Participation for this class requires previous sailing experience or completion of NSA basic sailing course.

This program was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Sailing Association and is taught by USSA certified instructors.

Students who complete Basic Sailing or Basic Keelboat and join the NSA within one year of graduation will receive a significant discount on fees and annual dues for the first year of membership.

For additional course information and to enroll in any class, please click on the brochure link below.

For additional information, please contact Kathy Evans at 316-650-3937 or email her at learn2sail@ninnescah.org