First Sail Experience Posted March 16, 2017


Join us for an introductory sailing experience at Yellow Creek Lake. Learn rigging, points of sail and how to steer a boat during this 2-hour lesson. Sail on a 19-foot Flying Scot with an on-board US Sailing Certified Instructor. The First Sail Experience cost is $50.00 per person, however, any participant who joins the FOYC Community Sailing program in 2017 will receive a $50 credit for attending the First Sail Experience.


About First Sail

First Sail is a nationwide initiative developed by US Sailing with support from sailing schools, community sailing centers, yacht clubs and other sailing industry organizations around the United States. The goal of First Sail is to educate the public on the benefits of sailing as a fun and exciting recreational activity for people of all ages and abilities and connect them with opportunites to get involved. First Sail offers a pathway to participation through resources and information on how to get started and find a place to go sailing.

The First Sail Experience is a two-hour lesson offered to anyone through a growing list of First Sail Locations, comprised of community sailing centers, sailing schools and yacht clubs around the country. This unique opportunity offers beginners an introduction to sailing in a casual setting and is designed to provide a memorable experience that will motivate newcomers to continue sailing. Participants will get out on the water with an instructor in a keelboat provided by the First Sail Location. The First Sail Experience features basic sailing hands-on learning that will cover topics such as, how a sail works, parts of a sailboat, points of sail, and important safety guidelines. Additionally, all First Sail Experience participants will have access to Chapter 1 of Basic Keelboat Online, a US Sailing online training course designed to prepare beginners for their fi rst time on the water.

Yellow Creek State Park
Sailing Base / FOYC
College Lodge Road
Penn Run, PA 15765

Contact: Ken Sherwood

5pm – Weds, 5/17/17
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