Windjammers Yacht Club hosting sailing clinic for all ability levels at Tahoe Keys
Sailing Skills Clinic
Saturday, July 16 at Tahoe Keys Marina
Registration at 8:30 a.m.
$35 WYC members, $45 non-members
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sailing enthusiasts and those with little experience in the sport have the chance to set sail with Windjammers Yacht Club this weekend. The South Shore club is hosting a Sailing Skills Clinic on Saturday, July 16, an all-day event designed to give people a taste of navigating the waters of Lake Tahoe via sailboat.
“It’s a great opportunity to get out on the water, see what [sailing] is about and meet club members that thoroughly enjoy our sport,” said Lynn Woodward, chairman of the clinic and longtime WYC member.
The clinic is open to 25 people and costs $35 for WYC members and $45 for non-members. Because space is limited, pre-registration is required.
“You get a whole lot of stuff for the day,” said Woodward, who has sailed for nearly 60 years. “We’re trying to encourage sailing and it’s open to all skill levels.”
The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and classroom instruction at 9 a.m. upstairs in the yacht club room at Tahoe Keys Marina, located at 2435 Venice Drive East. During the classroom sessions, speakers will cover topics from safety to sailset — a brown bag lunch will then be provided at 11:30 a.m.
After lunch, optional on-the-water instruction begins. Those looking to get out on the boats are asked to wear appropriate clothing, white-soled shoes and a life jacket.
“Participants will be out on the water on our boats with instructors for the afternoon,” Woodward said.
The event concludes with a social hour at the clubhouse at 5 p.m. Appetizers will be provided along with a no-host bar.