Get Your Feet Wet

The Ephraim Yacht Club offers beginner sailing lessons for adults in 2014. The week-long course meets Monday through Friday afternoons for three hours, each week beginning June 23 through August 8.

“As one of the largest sailing schools in the Midwest, we teach more than 250 juniors how to sail every summer at the EYC,” said EYC Education committee chair Jay Lott. “But the EYC also offers a way for adults who are interested in sailing to ‘get their feet wet’ in an adults-only environment which is fun and social.”

Tuition is $165 per week. All lessons are taught by the EYC’s staff of professional instructors, each certified by U.S. Sailing. Adult students are required to be at least 18 years old, to know how to swim, and to have their own properly fitting lifejacket. All other equipment is supplied by the EYC. Lessons will be taught in the EYC’s fleet of nine simple, stable Flying Scot sailboats, with a student-to-instructor ratio of no more than 4:1.

EYC membership is required in order to take lessons. Membership is open to all; annual membership dues begin at $65 for students under age 25. The EYC maintains a fleet of 50 sailboats and kayaks for use by members in lessons, racing, and daysailing. For more information, visit or contact [email protected].