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Adult Sailing: Learn To Sail and Intermediate Class Sessions for 2014
Classes Dates
Session 1 - Learn To Sail May 12-17
Session 2 - Learn To Sail May 19-24
Session 3 - INTERMEDIATE Sailing June 9-14 (* Wednesday location to be announced)
Session 4 - Learn To SailJuly 14-19
Session 5 - Learn To SailJuly 28-August 2
Session 6 - INTERMEDIATE Sailing Aug 18-23

Learn to Sail and Intermediate Sailing - Locations/Times
Day Where When
Monday Lake Townsend Marina 5:30 PM to closing
Tuesday Lake Townsend Marina 5:30 PM to closing
Wednesday Smith Senior Center 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Thursday Lake Townsend Marina 5:30 PM to closing
Friday Lake Townsend Marina 5:30 PM to closing
Saturday Lake Townsend Marina 9:00 AM to 12 noon


  • Swimming ability is required.

  • Minimum age is 15 and, if 15, must be accompanied by a participating adult.

  • Fee for the Learn to Sail class is $100 per person and is to be paid when you register or at the first class meeting. This fee includes a Start Sailing Right! manual for each student and use of the city's Pico, Aqua Finn and Capri 14 rental boats. Start Sailing Right! is the official learn to sail book of the US Sailing Association and Red Cross.

  • Free T-Shirt also included for each student. Specify size of shirt on the class registration form.

  • Smith Senior Center (2401 Fairview Street in Greensboro, phone 336-375-2234)
    Map/directions to Smith Senior Center

  • Lake Townsend and Marina are located north of Greensboro off of Hwy 29.
    Map/directions to Lake Townsend

  • For more information, telephone 373-3694 (Lake Warden's office) or pick up one of the Sailing Class brochures located in a rack in the breezeway next to the Warden's office at the lake.

  • Please bring the filled out Release Waiver, Medical and Class Rules form to class with you. Should you not be able to print the form we will have copies available at the first class meeting.

Other options...

Want to learn how to sail, but cannot fit into our regular Learn To Sail class schedule?
Already know how to sail, but would like to learn to rig the city boats for rental?
Want to improve your sailing skills and techniques, but dont know where to go?

Contact the Education Chair to see if we can come up with a plan to meet your goals and schedule. Possibilities could range from an introductory sailing class, individualized instruction to learn to sail or advanced sailing, as well as group lessons and more.

Here at Lake Townsend we want to get as many people sailing on the water as possible. But we also need to make sure that everyone is safe and confident in their sailing ability.

Click here to contact us for more information.

Education Chair