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Adult Basic Sailing 

Learn to sail inside Lake Erie's break wall and along 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.   (Please note that Session 5 dates and times will be modified due to the July 4th holiday.) 


All sessions launch from: 


East 55th Street Marina 

5555 N Marginal Road 

Cleveland, Ohio 


  • 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 10 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 launch location 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.  

Session Dates 

Session 1:  June 3, 4, 6 

Session 2:  June 10, 11,13        

Session 3:  June 17, 18, 20   

Session 4:  June 24, 25, 27   

Session 5:  July 1, 2 (4:30pm - 7:30pm) 

Session 6:  July 15, 16, 18   

Session 7:  July 22, 23, 25 

Session 8:  July 29, 30, August 1 

Session 9:  August 5, 6, 8 

Session 10:  August 12, 13, 15 

Session 11:  August 19, 20, 22   


$350 per person per 6 hour session 

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