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Jacomo Sailing Lessons


Learn to Sail (Adult)

Cost: $200
bring a buddy for an additional $100.

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.

Thursday classroom sessions meet at the Jacomo Sailing Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Saturday On-the-Water sessions meet at the Lake Jacomo Marina Rigging Lot, 8:30am - 1:00pm

For an additional $100 you may bring a spouse/family member/a friend/significant other, etc...
Learn something new together!

Students can upgrade to a full BoatShare membership for an additional $100. That means for only $300, you can learn to sail and then take out any boat in our entire fleet of small sailboats for the rest of the year!

To register, choose your course and dates from the list below. Registration and payment are required in advance.

Learn to Race

This basic racing course is designed for beginners with limited sailing / racing experience.  The classroom instruction begins with an emphasis on safety and the racing rules. The rest of the course follows the process of “smart sailing”, and covers racing tactics. Each student then receives "on the water" training to solidify their skills. Fees to be determined.

NASBLA Water Safety

Jacomo Sailing Club encourages you to get you state Boater's License. 

Both Missouri and Kansas offer online and in classroom options.  For Missouri, see Missouri State Highway Patrol's website.  For Kansas,  see Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism website.  These resources provide great information on the requirements for needing a state boater license.

Certified Club Level Officer Training


Race Training


Race Training is on-going training. For more information please contact:



#1  |  Learn to Sail - FULL!
(This class has been postponed and will be combined with classes 4 and 5 as shown below due to COVID-19 restrictions) 


#2  |  Learn to Sail - FULL!

(Rescheduled for Class 3 dates below due to COVID-19)

#3  |  Learn to Sail - FULL!
(Class 2 and 3 will be combined to accommodate COVID-19) 

  • Thursday, June 18
  • Saturday, June 20
  • Thursday, June 25
  • Saturday, June 27

#4  |  Learn to Sail - FULL!

Adult "Learn To Sail" (#4) - 7/9/2020
  • Thursday, July 9
  • Saturday, July 11
  • Thursday, July 16
  • Saturday, July 18

#5  |  Learn to Sail - Full (Waiting List)

Adult "Learn To Sail" (#5) - 8/6/2020
  • Thursday, Aug 6
  • Saturday, Aug 8
  • Thursday, Aug 20
  • Saturday, Aug 22

NOTE: "On the Water" Training Days are subject to rescheduling due to wind and weather conditions.

NOTE: JSC will be complying with the State of Missouri and Jackson County Parks + Rec COVID-19 Social Distancing and face covering recommendations.