Lake Davenport Sailing Club

Sailing for all in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Class #3 Beginner Sailing Level 1

  • 07/10/2023
  • 07/15/2023
  • 6 sessions
  • 07/10/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (CDT)
  • 07/11/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (CDT)
  • 07/12/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (CDT)
  • 07/13/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (CDT)
  • 07/14/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (CDT)
  • 07/15/2023, 9:00 AM 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • Lake Davenport https://goo.gl/maps/BcHPjcGBxNJRGZo46
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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.


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

All classes held on Lake Davenport which is Mississippi River Pool 15 east of lock and dam 15.  Are held with a manned safety power boat in the river at all times.


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