SAILING INSTRUCTION
There are a number of resources available to assist you in learning to sail or improving your skills. Lake Harriet Yacht Club occasionally offers clinics and classes  for those just starting out as well as experienced sailors seeking to improve. On our neighboring lake, Minneapolis Sailing Center operates a sailing school and offers classes for kids and adults throughout the summer. For learning the basics of sailing, it is hard to beat the classes offered by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. These classes for adults and kids, using on and off the water instruction, cover all the basic sailing terms and parts of the boat, rigging the boat, basic knots, sailing principles from tacking and jibing, sailing upwind, downwind and across wind, and landing at a mooring or dock along with righting an overturned boat. 
The Twin Cities Sailing Club maintains a fleet of boats on Lake Harriet for the use of its members and offers training multiple times per week. Membership is open to adults of all sailing abilities -- from beginners to experienced sailors. TCSC has an arrangement with Lake Harriet Yacht Club offering TCSC members full participation in  LHYC races. Whatever your age, it is never too early or too late to learn and enjoy sailing!
LAKE HARRIET YACHT CLUB CLINICS
Women's Clinic - Women teaching women how to sail...

Dee O'Neal Cup - A racing event for novices. Racing skippers provide instructions as they crew for beginning sailors and beginning racers. An opportunity for crew, recreational sailors and even first time sailors to experience the thrills and camaraderie of sailboat racing. The evening ends with an awards ceremony.


Safety Clinic - How to right an over-turned boat. How to safely operate the club's motor boats and assist in the rescue of an overturned boat.


Land Based Instructional Clinics - Each year, the club offers several clinics off the water. Topics include: Attitude, racing rules, strategy and tactics.



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