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Learn to Sail

Lake Johnson

Interested in learning how to sail in a calm setting and at a relaxed pace? We still have a few spaces available in our Learn to Sail classes for this summer, so sign up today!

Classes are split into two sections, Theory and Skills. Sailing Theory classes occur in the classroom where participants will learn the parts of a sunfish sailboat, tips for trip preparation, and the environmental factors that will impact your sailing experience. In our Sailing Skills classes, participants will learn paddling strokes, maneuverability, and self-rescue techniques. All equipment is provided. Theory of Sailing is a pre-requisite for Sailing Skills.

This program is open to participants ages 16+. All programs will take place at Lake Johnson Park's Waterfront Center. Please check for program dates, times, and fees. Advance registration is required for this program.

Dates and Times vary
Sailing Theory: $16
Sailing Skills: $48 residents/$63 non-resident
Ages: 16+
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Lake Johnson Waterfront Center
4601 Avent Ferry Rd.
Raleigh NC 27606


Lake Johnson Park

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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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