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Basic Sail Course Information

The Basic Sail Course consists of an orientation, lecture content (in-person and / or online), and On-the-Water (OTW) classes. OTW classes are on Meadow Lake at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For the Spring intensive session, the OTW classes are planned for Saturdays. For the Summer session, there will be two sections, one meeting on a weekday evening and one meeting on Saturday morning. Students will be assigned to an OTW section based on student and volunteer availability.

The goal of TASCA's Basic Sail course is to have students able to rig, de-rig, and sail solo by the last session.

The minimum age for the Basic Sail program is 16.

Registration for the 2024 season will open in early March. **Spots are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.** Attendance at all scheduled sessions is required and make-up dates are reserved for weather-related cancellations. If you anticipate a schedule conflict with any of the dates, please register for a different session.

Contact with any questions or concerns.

For a description of the Basic Sail Course: Description 

Schedule - Spring Intensive Session


Lecture / Class Date(s)      Time
Material Pick Up & Orientation (Sat) 4/27 10am - 12pm
OTW Sessions (Sat) 5/4, 5/11 9am - 4pm
  5/18 10am-4pm
Make-up OTW (Sat)* 6/1 10am-4pm
* The make-up OTW will only be held if a regular OTW session has to be cancelled due to weather.

Schedule - Summer Session

Lecture / Class Date(s)     Time
Material Pick Up & Orientation 6/8 10am - 12pm
OTW Sessions (Saturdays plus weekday evening TBD)* Saturdays:
6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20

Weekday evening TBD based on student and instructor availability

6/15 9am - 1pm
All other sessions 10am - 1pm

Weekday evenings will meet 6pm - 9pm
Make-up OTW** Saturday: 7/27
Weekday TBD

Weekday 6pm - 9pm

* Students will be assigned one day for their OTW sessions.

** The make-up OTW will only be held if a regular OTW session has to be cancelled due to weather.

To register follow one of these links. 
Spring Session     Summer Session     

For any questions with registration or payment, please contact us at