2017 Sailing Season

Plan ahead now to take full advantage of the sailing opportunities available to you and your family and friends during the 2017 Sail Lopez season! The program features youth and adult sailing lessons. The fleet is moored at the Islander dock. Please check the schedule below. Private or group lessons may be arranged. Registration begins mid-April when the brochure is mailed out. Brochures are mailed to all Lopez residents and to past participants. Please call the LIFRC with any questions. If you are not sure if you are on our mailing list, you can email your address to us at:

2017 Sailing Instruction

We will sail Lidos and Splashes. Participants must wear PDF’s (provided) and know how to swim. Check our website for more details on clothing and what to bring.

Meet: Islander’s Dock                                Max. 8 per session

Youth Sailing                                    

Ages 9-18 unless otherwise noted.

Beginner Sailing: The first day we will be spending time learning the basics of water safety. Each participant will need to demonstrate they are capable of swimming a short distance.

Session 1: July 10-14                                                      9:30-12:30

Session 2: July 17-21                                                      9:30-12:30

Session 3: July 24-28                                                    9:30-12:30

Session 4: August 7-11                                                  9:30-12:30


Intermediate Sailing: Students must have completed the Beginner class or have instructor’s permission.

Session 1: July 10-14                                                    1:30-4:30

Session 2: July 17-21                                                    1:30-4:30

Session 3: July 24-28                                                   1:30-4:30

Session 4: August 7-11                                                 1:30-4:30


Advanced Sailing: Students must have completed the Intermediate class or have instructor’s permission.

Date: July 31-Aug 4                                                   1:30-4:30


Adult Sailing                                   

Adult Beginner Sailing Program: If you have wanted to learn to sail or want a comprehensive refresher class this is for you. We will cover terminology, and the points of sail on the dock. You will learn to rig and de-rig the boats. In five lessons, you will learn to sail the boats around a simple course and return for a safe gentle docking. You will learn about and practice capsize recovery and basic water safety.

Session 1: NEW One Week Program         July 31-Aug 4         9:30-12:30        Instructor: Corky Searls

Session 2: 5 Week Program    July 11, 18, 25, & Aug. 1, 8            5:00-8:00   Instructor: Mike Kaminskis

Adult Intermediate Sailing Program: For all levels of adult and experienced youth sailors who want to increase their knowledge. We will start with review and go from there with instruction to match all levels.

Date: July 12, 19, 26, & Aug. 2, 9                            5:00-8:00                          Instructor: Mike Kaminskis