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The Center for Continuing Education and Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation created an exciting partnership to offer a non-credit learn to sail course for individuals age 18 years and older. Come learn skills and confidence from a knowledgeable and certified instructor on all aspects of sailing. Experience Chautauqua Lake from a different perspective, sailing on its water! Make sailing a part of your lifestyle! The course is offerd for both the fall and spring semesters. Contact the JCC for the most current start dates.

The Course begins training in a classroom setting at Jamestown Community College, with textbooks offered. Midway through the course, participants will then move to practical application of what they have learned by sailing boats on Lake Chautauqua provided by CLCSF at their location on Lakewood Beach. Please make note of the day/location changes listed below. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Coach Hunter Farris.

Limited Scholarships Available for FALL 2018!

The Lawson Center has offered $500 in scholarships towards our 2018 JCC course, translating to $100 each for 5 participants.  To apply for a scholarship position, please contact the JCC offices at 716.338.1005 to request a scholarship form.

Jamestown Community College Sailing Course*


2018 Fall Course Schedule

August 27 – September 17, 2018  (Classroom portion of the course)

Jamestown Campus, Carnahan Building, Room 123

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Monday & Wednesday

September 19 – October 10, 2018 (on the water practices)

Lakewood Beach, 2 West Lake Street, Lakewood NY 14750

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Cost: $375 * CRN # 4250

Any individual age 18 or older, regardless of skill, is welcome to learn how to sail in a positive environment consisting of social interaction and fun. Upon completion of the course, participants will possess a foundational understanding, confidence and skills to sail. The class entails a total of 36 hours of instruction, which includes a combination of classroom and on-the-water instruction. Also included are a U.S. Sailing textbook, availability of appropriate sailing gear and use of CLCSF’s sailboats, which are 420’s and Precision 185s.

This course is designed to enable participants to:

  •  Comprehend and Demonstrate knowledge of all points of sail.
  •  Comprehend safety knowledge surrounding all aspects of sailing.
  •  Demonstrate the knowledge of the right terminology of the parts of the boat.
  •  Demonstrate the skill of rigging.
  •  Comprehend and Demonstrate ability to sail upwind and downwind.
  •  Demonstrate the skill of starting and stopping.
  •  Demonstrate the skill of tacking/jibing and tiller movement.
  •  Demonstrate the skill of returning to dock.
  •  Demonstrate the skill of up-righting a capsized boat.


Three Ways to Register…

By Phone:
Call the Continuing Education Office at 716.338.1005 if using a credit card.

By Mail:
Use the attached form found on the brochure and mail form and check to:
JCC, Center for Continuing Education, CARN Building
525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14702-0020

In Person:
Come into the Center for Continuing Education (Carnahan Building) to register in person. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

2 West Lake Street, Lakewood NY 14750 |  P.O. BOX 291 Lakewood NY, 14750  |  (716) 720-1550  |  SailCLCSF@gmail.com