Anyone 18 or older with an interest in “riding the wind” or gliding down a Kansas lake or reservoir in style is a perfect candidate for the Ninnescah Sailing Association’s (NSA) “Learn to Sail” program. Open to members and non-members, the program is led by experienced, certified U.S. Sailing instructors who will share their knowledge of basic boat-handling skills, sailing terminology, knot tying, and more.
The three-day course consists of an introductory classroom session, followed by two water days. After completing the classroom session, participants will receive sailing instruction on a Sunfish sailboat, hands-on keelboat training, and get to sail with experienced NSA keelboat owners and their crews. Both days of sailing on the water will include brief periods of onshore demonstrations and classroom work.
The cost to participate is $250 per non-member, and $195 for NSA members. Life jackets, course materials, use of sailboats, and safety equipment are provided. Graduates of the class interested in joining NSA will have their initiation fee waived and pay half-price on their first year of membership.