Quad City Sailing School

Quad City Sailing School

        Sailing for all in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

  Learn to sail  

  Small Boat Level 1 Beginning Sailing Class 

Aye Mate, come aboard… experience the joy, the freedom and the excitement of sailing!”


    • 07/11/2022
    • 07/16/2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club: https://goo.gl/maps/AnbnBsUoZRhfZ8vh8
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    Class #3 Beginner Sailing Level 1

    The Beginner Sailing Program curriculum includes:

    • 20 hours of land and on the water instruction
    • The “Learn Sailing Right” textbook is included
    • Safety Aspects of Sailing: Physical Fitness, PFD’s, Attire
    • Environmental Awareness: Wind, Weather, Currents
    • Sailboat Elements: Sail Power, Boat Parts, Knots and Lines
    • Sailing Skills: Upwind, Downwind, Stopping, Docking
    • Emergency Skills: Capsize Recovery, Overboard Drill
    • Rules of the Road: Right of Way.
    • Introduction To Sailboat Racing during Wednesday Club Races

    This class will be held at Lake Davenport but may move to Lost Grove Lake if river conditions require it.

Take the tiller of a 17 foot Hunter Sloop and let the wind fill the sails. Plan to be sailing the very first day. You will find sailing a challenging and rewarding sport with lots to learn on shore and on the water. The course cost is $250 and includes instructional materials designed by the United States Sailing Association. Participants receive a total of 20 hours of instruction both on land and on the water. Participants must provide their own Coast Guard approved Type III or better Personal Flotation Device.

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