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Information on Jacomo Sailing Club's "Learn to Sail" program!
JSC provides sailing for the community in cooperation with Jackson County Parks and Recreation.
See JSC Event Calendar for dates of scheduled classes.
All classes are completed for 2017!
(Scroll down to on Membership Type box to Sailing School Adult Classes, this will show the current cost)
Adult "Learn to Sail" Class:  2-3 classes per year.
This basic sailing course is designed for beginners with no sailing experience.  The classroom instruction begins with an emphasis on safety and the theory of how sails work.  The rest of the course follows the process of “going sailing”, and covers maintenance, rigging, launching, sailing upwind and downwind, starting and stopping, right-of-way, and docking.  Each student then receives on the water training to solidify their skills. The class includes a club racing membership.
(Scroll down to on Membership Type box to Youth Sailing Classes, this will show the current cos )
Learn to Sail – Youth Sailing Program:  Several classes per year

The Jacomo Sailing Club is launching a unique Youth sailing program for students 14 - 18 years of age.  It will be a “Learn To Sail” format that contains STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) applications and includes environmental considerations.  The Club is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.

The content is designed to complement what the student is learning in school.  Many of these applications come from curriculum developed by U.S. Sailing and the U.S. Sailing Hall of Fame.  Examples of topics include: Weather and Wind; Buoyancy; Various Math and Measurement Problems; Geometry; Machine Efficiency; and Reducing Surface Tension and Drag.  Sailing is a “Green” sport, so environmental concern and care is emphasized.

Each course is a three week program, covered in six, 4-hour sessions followed by a graduation demonstration and ceremony. 

The classes will be taught by sailors with over ten years of experience and supervised by Hal Wood, a certified U.S. Sailing Instructor.  The fee includes materials and use of the boats, which will be Club 420’s and other 16-foot dinghies.  Safety is of the utmost concern and a rescue craft will be present during all on-the-water exercises. The Youth Sailing Class provides the participant all the privileges of a Jacomo Sailing Club Racing membership. 

Registration/payment is required in advance.

If you need 
further information, please contact,
Hal Wood, or by phone at 816-678-7761 . You can also contact Jacomo Sailing Club via email JSC, or by phone at 816-607-1807 .

Please share this information with friends and relatives.  We appreciate your cooperation and support of Junior Sailing on Lake Jacomo. Space is limited, so we hope to hear from you soon.

Jacomo Sailing Club P.O. Box 22505 Kansas City MO 64113   816-607-1807