Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail 2016

With a history of over 40 years of instruction, Leatherlips Yacht Club has taught more than 3,000 children and adults to sail. Pleasantly sited on the west shore of O’Shaughnessy Reservoir across from the Columbus Zoo, the clubhouse has a large patio close to the water. Sailing instruction is offered for youth, teens and adults.

Whether you’re looking for a great summer program for your children, or you’ve always dreamed of sailing but have never been on a boat, our classes are a great way to test the waters. Students will have the opportunity to learn to sail a variety of small sailboats and the skills mastered will be transferable other sailboats.  ALL instructors will be US Sailing Level 1 Certified.


SCHEDULE for summer 2016

Students Ages 8-16

Beginning/Beginning Intermediate Classes

All Students are required to complete a minimum of 3 weeks of Beginning/ Beginning Intermediate(BBI) instruction before signing up for the Intermediate/Advanced Class. BBI classes are scheduled on Monday through Friday on the following dates

June 6-10    June 13-17    June 20-24    June 27 – July 1   July 11-15    July   18-22

BBI Classes will be held each day from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

All day classes will have a lunch break. (Bring your own Lunch)

Cost : One week $200,  Two weeks $375,   Three Weeks  $540 



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 Students Ages 12-17

Intermediate / Advanced Clinic

Eligible for students who have completed at least 2 weeks of the Beginning/Beginning

Intermediate class, can rig their own boat, have the ability to dock their boat without assistance, have the ability to right a capsized boat without assistance and have a desire to learn right of way rules and racing tactics. The course is designed as a way for newer sailors to learn  with expert instruction in a team-oriented environment.  Skills covered in the program provide the foundation for students to be able to move into the Racing Program.  

Tuesday – Friday

July 5 – July 8   3:00 – 7:00 pm  

Note: There will be no breaks for food, so please eat prior to class

Cost $130

We are be taking applications until classes are full

All instructors will be at a minimum, US Sailing Level 1 Certified.

Application Forms:

2016 L2S application


email: Steve Nearing (steve_nearing@yahoo.com) or Carolyn Tanner (cmtanner9@gmail.com) 



2016 Adult Class Schedule (18 years and older)

A Six week session on Tuesdays and Thursdays

June 7 & 9 / June 14 & 16 / June 21 & 23

June 28 & 30 / July 5 & July 7 / July 12 & 14

$275 per session

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM  (Rain or Shine)

Application Forms:

2016 ADULT L2S application


LYC members receive a $10 discount per student. 



Leatherlips Yacht Club features everything to support a sailing program, its assets, and its students. The Learn to Sail currently hosts a well-maintained fleet of Opt-I, C420’s, Laser’s, and numerous support boats.




All classes are held at Leatherlips Yacht Club’s facility at 9230 Shawnee Trail, Powell, OH 43065. The clubhouse has changing facilities and showers.

We will be taking applications starting March 1st 2016

(until classes are full)

 Application Forms:   

2016 L2S application

2016 ADULT L2S application

 Updated 1/15/16