Clinton Lake Sailing Association

9:30am-2:00pm on select Saturdays and Sundays

Introductory Lessons include a morning rigging lesson & afternoon sailing lesson.

Only $25 - Sign Up Here



Rigging Lessons

During the morning session we will introduce you to the Flying Scot sailboat. 

Our instructors will show you how to connect to the trailer, unpack the boat, rig the sails, launch the boat and hoist the sails.  




Sailing Lessons with Onboard Instructor

Enjoy a 2-hour on-the-water group lesson with a CLSA instructor.  Learn on a comfortable and stable Flying Scot.    

Keep sailing for free!  Sign up to crew on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  Crew Training

     Flying Scot Wednesdays
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     Thistle Thursdays  

Wednesdays & Thursdays

Flying Scot Wednesdays and Thistle Thursdays is FREE and is sponsored by Flying Scot Fleet #135 and Thistle Fleet #66.  Newer sailors who have taken an introductory lessons are matched with experienced sailors for maximum learning and maximum fun.  Both fleets offer free crew training and placement.  The format for Wednesdays and Thursdays is (very) casual racing on a short course followed by snacks and beverages.

Want to take your sailing to the next level?  Become a skipper! 



Skipper Training

Both the Flying Scot and Thistle fleets have development boats for skippers to borrow.  If you are interested in skippering, sign up for Flying Scot Wednesdays or Thistle Thursdays and let the fleet captain know you are interested in skipper training.  Each fleet captain will select skipper candidates and coordinate training with our instructor team.   

Get started right now by watching our free YouTube class

Learn to Sail in 60 Minutes

Learn to Sail in 60 Minutes

In this 60-minute video, Eric will teach you everything you need to know to sail from point A to point B.   The boat in the video is a Flying Scot, the same boat used to teach CLSA sailing lessons.  Learn to Sail in 60 Minutes can be taken by anyone, whether preparing for an on-the-water learning program or those interested in learning more about the sport.  Page numbers are referenced in the video so you can easily follow along in textbook.  

Recommend Textbook: 
Learn Sailing Right - Beginning Sailing 

US Sailing also offers a digital version of the text if you don't want to wait.  

Watching these training videos before and after learning sessions help you go a long way faster.

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