Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake: Learn to race, rig and hoist the sails for competition and family fun | SierraSun.com

Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake: Learn to race, rig and hoist the sails for competition and family fun

Ages 8 years to adult. Collaborative program between the Tahoe City Public Utility District, the Tahoe Community Sailing Foundation, Obexerandamp;#8217;s Marina and the Tahoe Yacht Club. The program develops solid sailing skills with an emphasis on safety and fun. Classes and clinics are offered to the beginner through advanced sailor. Students will learn basic water safety, basic knots, right-of-way rules, docking, jibbing, beaching, rigging and race tactics. Instructors are experienced sailors and U.S. Sailing Certified. Tahoe City PUD Parks andamp; Recreation, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, 583-3440, ext. 10, visit tcpud.org.Youth sailingAges 8-17. Monday through Thursday through Aug. 19, weekly sessions 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee $199, residents $189, at Obexerandamp;#8217;s Marina, Homewood. Instructor certified Sailing Staff sessions: July 26-29, novice; Aug. 2, novice; Aug. 9-12, intermediate; Aug. 16-19, advanced.Novice, for students who have never taken sailing before or want a skills refresher. Basics of water safety, knots, rigging, tacking, jibbing, beaching and boat care. Intermediate, for students who have taken the novice sailing class. Students will review basic skills and progress through improved safety, knots, rigging, tacking, jibbing, beaching and boat care. They will also continue to work on steering, sail trim and boat handling.Advanced, students need to be very comfortable in the boats. They will receive only brief review before moving on to new skills. Practice steering, sail trim and boat handling and add new skills like racing, high-wind tactics and right of way. Explore other boats like FJs and Lasers.Monday night advanced race teamAdvanced racers interested in serious racing, participate in the Tahoe Yacht Club Monday Night Laser Races, holding their own start. Participants will be expected to crew and skipper. Prior permission from Sailing Staff required for sign-up! Recommendation: Attend the Tahoe Friday Night Race Clinics for practice and coaching, 5-8 p.m., Mondays through Aug. 16, Lake Forest Boat Ramp, Tahoe City. Cost non-resident, $235; resident, $225.Youth race clinicsFor novice to advanced youth sailors. Learn the excitement and challenge of racing and improve sailing skills, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fridays, July 30 and Aug. 13. Fees $55, resident fee $50Adult sailingAges 18 and older. Beginner sessions in the evenings for adults who are looking for a safe, fun sailing adventure. All adult classes will be held in new fleet of 17andamp;#8217; Vanguard Nomads. These swing keelboats seat up to six students. No capsize test required. Curriculum similar to the novice kids class with a decidedly adult spin. Call for information.Womenandamp;#8217;s sailing classesAges 18 and older. One-day sessions, includes lunch. Same boats and skills as adult class in a womenandamp;#8217;s only environment. A comfortable and exciting way to learn to sail! Call for information.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

The Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Parks district offers a variety of sailing camps, race clinics and race series held at Shoreline Park on Donner Lake. The Truckee Community Recreation Center is located at 8924 Donner Pass Road, at the Pioneer Center Roundabout. For information, call 582-7720 or visit http://www.tdrpd.org.Sailing race clinics all agesFrom novice to advanced sailors! Learn the excitement and challenge of racing and improve your sailing skills. Sign up for one or all dates. Fridays, July 30, Aug. 6 and 13. Shoreline Park at Donner Lake, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., cost $40 per date. Minimum four students per date.Sailing campsAges 8-17. For novice, intermediate and advanced. Learn how to sail from beginning to end in 12-foot Pico sailboats. Participants must know how to swim. District residents, $180 per week, $190 non-residents.Monday night advanced race teamIn collaboration with Tahoe Community Sailing Series, see below. Wednesday night race series all agesFun race series for all members of the family Bring your own boat, or use one of TDRPD’s if you have passed one of their classes. Wednesdays, June 30, July 28, Aug. 4, 11 and 18; 4-8 p.m., first signal at 5 p.m. Check in Shoreline Park, Donner Lake by 4:30 p.m. or race committee 4:45 p.m. Cost, $10 per boat per date.Sailing for adults and familyLearn how to sail, on your own or with your family, boats provided. For students who have never taken sailing before. Students will learn water safety, rigging, knots, sailing upwind and downwind, tacking and jibing.Session 6: Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Session 7: Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 2, 4, 9 and 11, 5-7:30 p.m.Session 8: Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 3, 5, 10 and 12, 5-7:30 p.m.Session 9: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Cost $200 per person, per session. West End Beach, Donner Lake, $200 per person per session, all students must be able to swim.