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Adult Basic Sailing Dates 

Session 1:  June  5,  6,  8

Session 2:   June 12, 13, 15     

Session 3:  June 19, 20, 22

Session 4:  June 26, 27, 29

Session 5:  July 10, 11, 13

Session 6:  July 17, 18, 20

Session 7:  July 24, 25, 27

Session 8:  July 31, August 1   (3 hour sessions)

Session 9:  August 7,  8  (3 hour sessions)

Session 10:  August 14, 15, 17

Session 11:  August 14, 15, 17

Session 12: August 22, 24

Session 13: August 29, 31

Session 14: September 5, 7

Session 15: September 12, 14

Session 16: September 19, 21

Learn to sail inside Lake Erie's breakwall and along the Cleveland's North Coast Harbor aboard a Tartan Ten keelboat.   This program is for individuals (18 years and older) who are interested in learning the basic knowledge and skills of sailing or those looking to improve their fundamental skills.     No prior experience is needed.   This is a  "hands on"  program with lessons being taught both on land and on water by certified coaches.   You will learn all the essentials including nomenclature, safety, knots, rigging, steering, how sails work, rules of the water and much more!


Each six hour course is divided into three lessons during a single week.   Lessons are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

All sessions launch


The Station, The Sailing Center for the Foundry

 1000 Cuyahoga River Road, Cleveland, Ohio  44113


The Foundry provides instruction by certified coaches, safety boats, professionally maintained boats, insurance, safety gear and administrative support.

All sailors are required to wear a personal flotation device provided by the Foundry.

Adult Basic Sailing is a co-ed group lesson.  Capacity is limited to five participants per session.    If the session(s) you wish to register for is/are full, please contact us at 216-413-3966, or email to be placed on a waiting list.  Being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee placement in the program.


Adult Basic Sailing will occur rain or shine.   However, if the Foundry determines that a Basic Sailing session must be cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified a minimum of two hours prior to the scheduled time.    Dates for make-up sessions for cancellations are to be determined.


In the event you need to cancel your booking, registration fees will be refunded if notice is received a minimum of 72 hours in advance of the first lesson.   No refunds will be given once a series has started.   No refunds will be issued for no shows.


After registration is complete, you will receive email instructions on what to bring , what to wear, directions to the Historic Coast Guard Station and other pertinent information.





The Foundry believes that people of all backgrounds should have equal access to rowing, sailing and fitness. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all our community members. 



Cost is $350 per person per session for 3 day sessions and $235 for 2 day sessions

Payment required at the time of registration via credit card or electronic check.  A processing fee of  2.95% + $1.25 and will be added during checkout.

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