In the Autumn of 2016 the team began a “Learn To Sail” program in response to an influx of students with no prior experience looking to learn how to sail in small boat dinghies. In recent semesters, a large number of our new members have joined the team with no experience and following practices and Learn To Sail now comprise the core racing component of the OSU Sailing Team.

Classes are taught by US Sailing Level 1 certified instructors and are covered by membership dues. Learn To Sail familiarizes new sailors with sailing fundamentals such as: points of sail, tacking, gybing, capsize drills, introductory race sequences, sail trim, boating safety, right-of-way, and allows new sailors the opportunity to both skipper and crew a collegiate sailing dinghy.

If you are interested in learning how to sail, please contact Fleet Captains Sydney Disalvo at [email protected] and Steven Neveadomi at [email protected]