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Less than 1 month until we splash for the Spring High School Sailing season. Have you registered yet? Click on the button below to register today!


No Boats?

No Problem.

Join Foundry Sailors as we train, learn, and explore during the off season. 

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Scholastic Racing

New and experienced student athletes practice with coaches to learn the fundamentals and nuances of scholastic racing in MISSA. 


Stay Cool with

The Foundry

New to sailing? Here are the best programs to dive into Lake Erie - while sailing!

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Everyone Should Have an Opportunity to Sail.

See the different Sailing opportunities and education courses offered at the Foundry, and how to get involved!  


Did You Know Our Sailing Center is a Historical Landmark?

The Historical Coast Guard Station is a former, now decommissioned United States Coast Guard Station.


Calendar, Events, FAQ's, Safety,

and more...

Need more information? Review our Calendars, Events, FAQ's, Safety Standards and Practices, and so much more here.

Sailing: Where do I begin?

 INTERESTED IN SAILING? Start by signing up for one of our programs! Depending on what grade you're in (or not, for you adults!) and your previous sailing experience there are a few different options. 

  • Never sailed before and in middle school? Start with our Learn to Sail

  • Completed the Learn to Sail program and in middle school? Check out Learn to Race Fridays this Fall

  • In high school and have no experience? Try Learn To Sail

  • In high school and have sailed before? Foundry's Learn to Race or FROST-if you have dingy racing experience

  • In high school and have raced before? Try Foundry Junior Racing or FROST

  • An adult with no sailing experience? Check out Adult Learn to Sail/Private Lesson or Family/Small Group Sailing

  • Adult with sailing experience? Community Dingy Night Racing FROST and volunteering are for you!

Learning how to sail can be extremely daunting, especially if you've never been sailing before! No need to worry though, we've got you covered. Read more on the ins-and-outs of sailing, as well as some FAQ's here:


Be Prepared for the Conditions

Cleveland's weather is unpredictable--but we can prepare for that. When sailing, you will experience a wide variety of weather conditions, including wind, waves, and rain. Wear appropriate clothing for the day’s conditions, and dress in layers. Wear nylon and other synthetic fabrics - avoid cotton if possible.   

Expect the Unexpected

The sport of sailing is all about being able to adjust to the unexpected and the new. Be prepared to be flexible on the water, as practice plans can be fluid based on many different variables. Make sure you’re always paying attention to your coach, teammates, and other boats on the water.


Be Prepared Day In and Day Out. Keep the Following Items in Your Practice Bag:


  • Water Bottle 

  • Layers

  • Hat

  • Sailing shoes/boots

  • Socks (extras are always good to have on hand)

  • Clothes for after practice

  • PFD (USCG Type III)

  • Sunglasses

  • Watch

  • Sailing notebook

  • Wetsuit or Drysuit (during cold water seasons)


If an Athlete/Participant cannot attend, please notify Individual coaches may also provide their preferred method of contact. Kindly give as much advance notice as possible.