Community Sailing at Yellow Creek
Yellow Creek Lake is a wonderful place to sail. FOYC is proud to collaborate with the IUP Sailing Club and the DCNR, through its Get Outdoors PA program. We are always looking for experienced sailors to volunteer and help improve our offerings. FOYC sparked a renewed interest in sailing by sponsoring the building of Puddle Duck Racers several years ago. We are now overseeing the Yellow Creek Sailing Base as a community resource.
Are you interested in the US Sailing FIRST-SAIL promotion? Please see First-Sail News for dates and details. Contact FriendsofYellowCreek@gmail.com to reserve a spot!
Summer 2017, we are offering free group lessons for FOYC members. Contact FriendsOfYellowCreek@gmail.com for more information. As an FOYC fundraiser, you will also have the option of private lessons for a modest fee. Please sign up early to insure that we schedule group lessons at a time convenient for you.
New FOYC Sailboat Fleet and Paddle Boards
Through generous private donations, FOYC now offers access to four sailboats. We have two Escape Rumbas, and two O’Day Javelins. In addition, sailing base members can use Stand-Up Paddle Boards.
Additional: YC Sailing Photos
Certify and Enjoy FOYC Boats
The park no longer rents sailboats (sloop or catamaran). FOYC offers you the chance to learn through group lessons and access to our community sailing fleet. But if you are an experienced sailor, FOYC offers you the opportunity to “certify” according to US Sailing Small Boat standards. US Sailing standards include: Identifying, Wind Direction and Indicators, Rigging/Unrigging, knot Tying and Coiling, Rules of the Road (right of way), Departure/Landing, Steering, Safety Position, Tacking, Points of Sail,Jibing, Capsize Recovery, Overboard Recovery, Getting out of Irons, and Upwind Sailing. If you are comfortable with the above, please contact FOYC (FriendsOfYellowCreek@gmail.com) to arrange for a sailing test. Then you enjoy unlimited sailing of the FOYC fleet.
Want to Learn?
The certification option above is for those with prior experience and confidence in their sailing ability. You have several options for learning to sail at Yellow Creek if you’re not yet experienced enough to certify.
Get Outdoors PA
FOYC and Yellow Creek collaborate with volunteers from the IUP Sailing club to offer several, free Learn to Sail programs each season. Please check the website and calendar or email for information about the next opportunity.
Group Club Lessons
Depending on the interest and needs of club members, FOYC will offer group lessons to those who want to learn to sail PDRs. Join the club and contact us if you are interested. These can be informal, for those who simply want to learn to sail their PDR better or can lead to US Sailing Certification. Lessons will be lead by a certified US Sailing Instructor.
Summer 2017, we are offering free group lessons for FOYC members. Contact FriendsOfYellowCreek@gmail.com for more information. As an FOYC fundraiser, you will also have the option of private lessons for a modest fee.
Please sign up early to insure that we schedule group lessons at a time convenient for you.
Community Sailing base members are also asked to become involved in the the sailing base, assisting in the rigging and care of boats and facilities.
Ready to Join?
1) Become a paid member of FOYC Community Sailing
Community sailing provides you the opportunity to learn how to sail among friends without the expense of private lessons or purchasing your own boat. We provide at least five group lessons in the early summer. Certified sailors can use club boats at any time. Novices participate in group sailing days to hone their skills.
The cost is $125 for 2017. In order to join, please
- Complete the online sailing base membership form (below)
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (for orientation and key code)
- Send mail your check or use the Paypal/Credit-Card link
FOYC Community Sailing Yellow Creek State Park
PO Box 1401
Indiana, PA 15701
OR pay online through the PPFF/FOYC secure Link
- use of the club sailboats
- use of the club paddle boards
- participation in group lessons and other sailing events
- access to the FOYC Sailing Base paddles, life-jackets, etc.
2. ) Register as a Sailor
For More Information
Please email email@example.com