LESSONS:  LEARN TO SAIL

NEW!            *registration now open*

Come join us as we set sail on a new adventure! This summer there are 3 opportunities to learn a new sport- sailing!

1. DAY CAMP

    2 sessions, Dates are:

Week 1  June 13-17   9:00-4:00

Week 2  June 20-24  9:00-4:00

Cost: $225 

*Camp is held here at Mohican Sailing Club.

This is going to be a fun for all ages (7 and up) day camp where we will learn the sport of sailing. Adults are encouraged to sign up with your child to make it a fun bonding experience! Or, anyone can come as an individual no matter how old or young (must be age 7 years old by the start of camp).

  • We will play games, make crafts, have theme days, sail to a picnic lunch and much more all while learning how a sailboat works!
  • Bring a sack lunch and snack There is swimming (with a PFD) in parts of learning to sail so please be comfortable in the water.
  • You will need a PFD and closed toed shoes that can get wet.

We are looking for volunteers, so, parents/caregivers if you don’t want to learn how to sail but want to get involved this opportunity is for you! Even if it’s only one day come out and join us! If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please email juliesenff@yahoo.com.

2. EVENING SAILING CLASSES

This class is for all ages 5 and up (10 and under must be accompanied by an adult). This class is more straightforward learn to sail. We will focus on how to rig, boat parts, terminology and go out and do it! We will experiment with different types of sailboats, learn the rules of sailing and knot tying. It’s going to be lots of fun because, well, sailing is fun!

Dates:   Tuesdays and Thursdays    July 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28 

6:00-8:00 pm

Cost: $150

*All evening classes will be held at Mohican Sailing club

*Evening Class questions contact Juliesenff@yahoo.com

3.  LEARN TO SAIL CLASSES

The course, which will be taught by AFSC Founder and former Masters National Champion for the Interlake Sailing Class Association, Bill Sanderson, will focus on the rigging of the Sunfish sailboat, a very popular international boat that is raced and used widely as a rental and recreational boat. These boats, made available through Mohican Sailing Club, will be used for the final on-water class.

Two Indoor Class Sessions | May 24th and 31st from 6:30pm-8:00pm held at Akron Fossils and Science Center

One 4 Hour On-Water Lesson | June 7th held at Mohican Sailing Club

The cost to attend is $40 for all 3 classes. All ages (7 & up) and experience levels are welcome.

Class Questions: gettingthewildernessinyou@gmail.com

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Instructional Staff:

JULIE SENFF

Julie Senff has been a sailor her whole life! She grew up with two parents who were avid sailors. She enjoys taking her Highlander (a 20 foot sailboat) out for sunset cruises and racing on the weekends.  She also loves using her sunfish (14 foot sail boat) to teach sailing lessons on and sometimes for club races. She became certified as a US Sailing instructor in 1998 and taught at Hoover Sailing Club for many summers. She also taught Sailing Merit Badge for a few summers at a Scouts BSA Camp where she also acquired lifeguard certification as well. She is CPR/AED and First Aid Certified.

BILL SANDERSON

Bill has been sailing for over 50 years.
He has competed in both the Interlake class as well as the Sunfish class, which is an international class boat. He is a former Master’s champion in the Interlake Class and has participated in hundreds of regattas. Including over 30 combined National events for the Interlake and Sunfish Classes. Having taught sailing for over 50 years he is dedicated to the sport and enjoys teaching all levels of sailors the fundamentals of sailing and racing. Sailing with his family is Bill’s favorite part of the sport.

BARB ZAUGG

Barb spent all of her youthful summers at Mohican Sailing Club. She has sailed competitively since she was 7 and travelled extensively, along with her brother Marion, to Jet 14 boat regattas. In college she spent summers teaching sailing and sailboat racing, at a girls’ camp in Michigan, at Sachems Head Yacht Club on Long Island, and at Seattle Yacht Club in Washington State, respectively. Barb enjoys teaching all ages and testifies sailing is an outstanding activity for youth. And, she loved beating the boys…

CARA SANDERSON BOWN

Cara has sailed for almost 40 years with her father, Bill Sanderson. Cara has raced everything from 70 foot yachts off-shore to micro mini Remote Contolled boats. She is a certified Professional Race Officer for U.S.Sailing; her extensive experience and training qualifies her to run races, oversee regattas, enforce the World Sailing Rules, judge and guard the safety of everyone on the water. Great crewwork, practice, trusting your peers and team spirit is her personal key to winning races.

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TO REGISTER AND PAY:

Mohican Sailing Club is partnering with Akron Fossils and Science Center to put on the camp and lessons so please visit:

https://www.akronfossils.org/sailing-classes