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Youth, Adult Sailing Classes Planned

OSWEGO, NY – The H. Lee White Museum and Maritime Center are offering a variety of youth and adult sailing classes to help community members learn to enjoy our amazing waterfront.

The classes will run through August on a limited basis and cover a variety of skill levels.

Youth, adult and group sailing lessons are available in Oswego's Historic Maritime District at the J. Richard Pfund Boating Center by the H. Lee White Museum and Maritime Center. Call 315-342-0480 for information or check hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or facebook.com/hlwmm for this and more!
Youth, adult and group sailing lessons are available in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District at the J. Richard Pfund Boating Center by the H. Lee White Museum and Maritime Center. Call 315-342-0480 for information or check hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or facebook.com/hlwmm for this and more!

This program has a long history of teaching water safety and boat handling to those 9 years old and up and is an excellent way to make people feel comfortable around boats and the water.

Space is still available for the Adult Basic Sailing Course held in the evenings July 15, 18 and July 20 during the day.

The cost is $160 per person.

Youth Red Book / Small Boat Sailor is offered in the evenings August 12, 15 and Sat. August 17 in the afternoon.

This US Sailing course is designed for students who have completed the Youth Community Boating Course.

Each student learns to sail solo in this 10-hour course and works toward mastering sailing skills including rigging, knots and the rules of the road.

The fee is $70/student.

An Adult Red Book course is also available for $180 in the evenings in August.

Call for dates.

A final Introduction to Youth Community Boating will be offered  evenings July 22 and 23.

This introductory five- hour, two-day course focuses on boating and personal water safety and serves to help students determine their interest in pursuing additional instruction.

Students learn sailing fundamentals, safe boat handling and basic water survival.

Youth, ages 9-17 who have not previously participated are qualified to sign up for this.

A $10 commitment fee is refundable upon completion of the course or applicable toward course fees for additional instruction.

The YCB classes are sponsored by Stewarts Shops.

Those who are unsure may try a “Sample Sail.”

This offers a chance for people of all ages to get out on the water to see what it is like.

These sessions are arranged by appointment until August 22 and are $20/person/hour.

“Our goal is to offer course opportunities for anyone to feel comfortable participating in recreational activities in our waterways,” said Mercedes Niess, HLWM and Maritime Center executive director.

Information on Adult Basic Sailing, Adult Redbook, Family Community Sail and Couple Sailing classes is available by calling the museum or checking the website.

To RSVP and to prepay contact the museum at 315-342-0480 or [email protected]

Also check hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or facebook.com/hlwmm for other programming and events.