First Sail at CLYC


First Sail is a US Sailing program designed to educate the public on the benefits of sailing as a fun and exciting recreational activity for people of all ages and abilities, and to connect them with opportunities to get involved.

The First Sail experience is a two-hour lesson offered by Crooked Lake Sailors on their O’Day 23 (23-foot sailboat). This unique program offers beginners an introduction to sailing in a casual setting, and is designed to provide a memorable experience to motivate newcomers to look into more sailing opportunities.

The First Sail experience features basic hands-on learning on board a sailboat that will cover topics such as:

  • How a sail works

  • Parts of a sailboat

  • Points of sail

  • Safety while sailing

The fee is $40 per person (minimum of 2 people required to the First Sail lesson to be run; maximum capacity is 5 people).

Registration ends 24 hours prior to the scheduled date. Make it a family experience! — children age 7-17 are welcome to register, but must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Proposed Dates & Times

Wednesdays – 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • July 17 & 31

  • August 14

Saturdays – 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • July 13 & 27

  • August 10

Call to Reserve a Spot!
You may also be able to schedule other day/time (dependent on staff availability)
(minimum 2 people, maximum 5 people)