Fall 2021 Youth Sailing Programs


2021 Fall Middle & High School Sailing @ The Cleveland Foundry's Sailing Center

located at the Historic Coast Guard Station

Join Head Coach Nick Turney and The Cleveland Foundry's coaches for a fun filled 10 weeks on the water.

*Registration and payment are required prior to sailing.



Our Mission is to provide an educational and fun program for all youth sailors in grades 7th - 12th who are interested in elevating their knowledge of sailboat racing skills. We seek to impart a love of sailing as a lifelong sport while providing skills ranging from essential fundamentals to advanced racing. 

High School Sailing is the fastest growing segment of sailing in the US. School sponsorship is not required for participation in our program. Sailing takes place in 14' dinghies. Full teams of 4 or more sailors are welcome as well as those individuals wanting to join or build a team. The Cleveland Foundry provides boats, coaches, and safety equipment.  Regattas are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays. The Cleveland Foundry is the place to go for those interested in high school sailing.  Teams from schools across the Northeast come to Cleveland to train at the Foundry's sailing center located at the Historic Coast Guard Station.  Teams compete under the Midwest Scholastic Sailing Association umbrella and the Interscholastic Sailing Association.  The Foundry has hosted the US Sailing Team Racing Championships (Hinman), the National Invitational Team Racing Trophy and the ISSA Doublehanded National Championship for the Mallory trophy.  Our sailing center is impressive and one of the best regatta venues in the country. For more information about MISSA, please visit the MISSA Website at www.missa.hssailing.org and the ISSA Website at www.hssailing.org.  


• Develop sportsmanship, integrity, and interpersonal skills • Instill in the students a respect and admiration for sailing • Develop a respect for the environment, the sea and its elements • Learn and incorporate safety and seamanship • Instill responsibility for boats and equipment • Create a fun yet productive atmosphere in which the students want to participate • Instill self-confidence and personal development through goal setting • Develop knowledge and skills of advanced sail boat racing to be applied in all aspects of the sport. 


Those students dedicated to the program will have experiences that will benefit them for a lifetime. All our program coaches will share their knowledge and experience through a structured curriculum. Fundamentally, our program is designed to provide a comprehensive and intensive training/practice and racing format.

A registration fee is assessed to cover professional coaching, safety boats, boat maintenance, and safety equipment as well as operational and administrative costs associated with the program

Pre-requisite:  Experience rigging and sailing 420s is preferred.  This is not a learn to sail offering.


  • Fall 2021 High School Sailing August 23rd - October 29th

  • Practices take place Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays 4:00pm - 7:00pm (Wednesday team practice TBD)

  • Regattas are held on weekends in and around the Midwest

  • Cost: $880 per sailor  (Financial assistance is available)

  • For school year 2021 - 2022 MISSA dues are required for those wishing to participate in regattas.



Cathy Newpher
Director of Sailing 

The Cleveland Foundry

1831 Columbus Road

Cleveland, OH  44113