Quad City Sailing School

Beginning Sailing Program

"Aye Mate, take the tiller... experience the joy, the freedom and the excitement of Sailing!"

Take the tiller of a 17 foot Hunter Sloop and let the wind fill the sails. You will find sailing a challenging and rewarding sport with lots to learn on shore and on the water. Plan to be sailing the very first day. The Beginner Sailing Program curriculum includes these subjects:

The instructional materials are designed by the United States Sailing Association. Participants receive 20 hours of land and on the water instruction. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and provide their own Coast Guard approved Type III or better Personal Floatation Device. The "Learn Sailing Right" textbook will be available for purchase at the first class.

Image: Class on the water.

Online registration is available at the Parks & Recreation page or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 563-326-7812.

For additional information contact Don Allebach, school@ldsc.org, 563 349-9437.

Introduction to Sailing Program

Should you be interested in sailing, but you're not sure about what it takes or you don't have the time to complete a full course, the Quad City Sailing School offers an Introduction to Sailing program that provides you over an hour of "on the water tiller time" giving you the exposure you may need to make a decision on taking the full course. This program is available for $30 and is available on a limited time basis.

To sign up or learn more, call Don Allebach 563 349-9437.