JCC and CLCSF Offer Intro to Sailing Course Fall Semester

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Adult Sailing at CLCSF in Lakewood
Adult Sailing at CLCSF in Lakewood

Begins Soon with Limited Scholarships Now Available

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Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation

The Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation has once again partnered with Jamestown Community College to offer an Introduction to Sailing, non-credit fall course. This 36-hour adult sailing combines dryland instruction and on-the-water learning within a framework of a fun in a social setting.

The curriculum focuses on the theory of sailing, terminology, rigging and de-rigging, knots, safety on the dock and on the water, points of sail, small boat handling, right-of-way rules, capsize and man overboard procedures, and teamwork.

Classroom sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Room 123 of the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center on the JCC campus starting August 27th.

The second half of the course will be conducted at Lakewood Beach where students will sail both the Club 420 and Precision 18 sailboats. This practical application portion will be continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., beginning September 19th and continue through October 10th.

The cost is $375 per person with all necessary gear and equipment provided by CLCSF and includes a copy of the U.S. Sailing Textbook.

The Lawson Center has generously provided CLCSF with $500 in scholarships, translating to $100 individual scholarships for five people. To be considered for a scholarship, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 716.338.1005 to receive a scholarship form or for more information.

For those interested, contact the Continuing Education Office at 716.338.1005 to register, or register in person at the Center for Continuing Education (Carnahan Building) Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Positions are limited.

For more information on CLCSF’s other programs, please contact Sailing Director Hunter Farris at 716.720.1550 or email SailCLCSF@gmail.com.