community Sailing Programs


Ohio Boaters Education Course (OBEC)

Session 1: February 16th & 18th

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Session 2: March 9th & 11th

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Session 3: April 10th (one day)

8:30am - 4:00pm

Under Ohio Law, persons born on or after January 1, 1982, who operate a boat in Ohio powered by more than 10 horsepower must provide proof of boaters education.

  • Course will be offered over two days @ 4 hours per day or 1 day @ 8 hours

  • Lead by Leigh Garam, certified instructor by Ohio Department of Natural Resources

  • Successful completion of this course may allow for insurance discounts, jet-ski rentals, and proper operation and conduct of water vessels.


2020 Foundry Sailing Turkey Bowl

Saturday, November 28th 

10am-2pm @ The Station

  • Open to sailors 8th grade through post-collegiate

    • (advanced dinghy racers only please)​

  • Wetsuits/drysuits are required

  • Foundry 420s, Radial & Full Rig Lasers for charter-- or bring your own Laser

    • Damage deposit of $200 required if chartering a Foundry boat​

  • Cost: $20 per person

  • Registration required

FROST: 2020 Summer Night Dinghy Racing

all ages - open to 420s, FJs, Lasers, Jet 14s, and Lightnings

We are excited to bring back our dinghy night racing this summer. We are able to offer FROST two nights per week, Tuesday, Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.


Due to COVID-19 guidelines, only single-handed sailing or double-handed sailing is allowed. Double-handed sailing is allowed as long as both sailors are from the same household if using Foundry boats. If you are bringing your own boat, you must launch from a location other than the Historic Coast Guard Station. Family sailing is strongly encouraged during these times as we deal with all the COVID-19 guidelines.


All those wishing to participate whether using Foundry boats or BYOB must register prior to racing. Walk-ins will not be allowed.


Only those using Foundry boats are allowed in the basin/boathouse at the Station.


$20 per person fee plus a $200 damage deposit for those chartering Foundry boats.

We are offering a 50% discount for students. 

Sundays 9:30am – 12:00pm

  • 420s/FJs/Lasers 

  • Charter or BYOB registration required

  • Beginning August 30th

  • Cost: $20 per person (50% discount for students)


FROST: 2020 Fall Sunday Dinghy Racing

Have a special request? email us to see what we can work out! 

The Foundry is now offering private adult sailing and family /small group sailing lessons. These are offered by appointment only. Please register through the buttons below and our staff will be in contact with you to schedule. 

Private/Semi-Private Adult Sailing Lessons

Schedule your lesson today

  • 420 14' Dinghies or Tartan 10 33' keelboat

  • Cost $75 per hour per person (package discounts available)

  • Please click the buttons below for more information and schedule with an instructor. 

Family/Small Group Sailing Lessons

Schedule your lesson today

  • 420 14' Dinghies or Tartan 10 33' keelboat

  • Cost: $100 per person

  • Maximum 8 sailors

  • Please click the buttons below for more information and schedule with an instructor. 

The Foundry: Rowing Center

1831 Columbus Road

Cleveland, OH. 44113

The Foundry: Sailing Center

Historic Coast Guard Station

1000 Cuyahoga River Road

Cleveland, OH. 44113

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