• 19 May 2020 8:05 AM | Anonymous

    We are sorry to announce, that due to COVID-19, we will be postponing all our classes until further notice.

    We are working diligently to find a solution that allows us to safely host classes and to get new sailors on the water as soon as we can.

    It is our understanding that the P15 deployment and rental program will still be available but we encourage you check back on the website to see updates on the situation. Updates related to classes will be posted below.

    We appreciate your continued support for the school and hope to get together with you soon! We will continue to work on building and improving the club and school into a valuable community for our members to be a part of.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to reach out:

  • 2 May 2017 8:36 AM | Anonymous member

    June 2017 Level One Instructor Course

    Raising the quality of sailing instruction across the country. For instructors who teach at sailing centers, recreation programs and yacht clubs


    1.  Prepares you to teach sailing at your facility or at sailing centers across the country.

    2.  US Sailing Certifications optimizes your club’s sail training program.

    3.  Synchronizes your experience with a proven sail training course.

    4.  An accomplishment for yourself that can last a lifetime

    New instructors and club training supporters, 16 years of age and older, eager to learn innovative teaching techniques, on the water drills, rainy day activities, risk management, and sailing class organization.

    When and Where...

    Thursday June 8 through Sunday June 11 at Gray’s Lake, Des Moines, IA


    An intense four day, 40 hours course on how to teach sailing to beginners.

    It Includes sports psychology, lesson planning, and on the water teaching techniques. 

    Course has applications to all levels of sailing training.


    $370 course fee, if registered by May 8, 2017

    US SAILING Membership (required)

    Applicants should be proficient in sailing small boats and have good motorboat handling skills.  Pre completion of the online NASBLA Motorboat safety course is required.

    Instructor Trainer Rick Shaw (405)

    For details on registering – contact Mary Jean Annexstad, DesMoines Coordinator (515)

  • 31 Mar 2017 11:10 AM | Anonymous member

    We're excited to announce the addition of a Catalina 27 to our sailing school fleet as the result of a generous donation. The Catalina 27 will be used in our Day Sailor Course. Larger, more capable, and better equipped than our McGregor 26, the Catalina 27 will make a great learning platform for those who want to learn how to sail a larger boat.

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