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Rowing-Sailing Banner.jpgAbout Come Sail Away - Saint Paul Sailing Program

Come Sail Away is an exceptional and affordable City of Saint Paul course for those with an urge to get out on the water and who want to stay safe while having fun.

Sailing is a challenging sport. To help ensure the safety of everyone onboard, a good sailor must have a healthy respect for Mother Nature, always being aware of changing wind and weather. It’s called seamanship, and it’s a message that comes through loud and clear in Come Sail Away.

Classes are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and enjoyable recreational sailing. Classes are taught by certified instructors emphasizing on-the-water experience.

Sailing Topics will include
  • Rigging
  • Useful knots in sailing
  • Sailing terminology
  • Rules of the road for sailors
  • Sailing rescues for students and others
  • Sailing to all points of the wind
  • Hands-on experience
         and much more!
  • Basic Sailing (Beginners, ages 14-adult, $125/person - 8 classes, Lake Phalen)
  • Intermediate Sailing (must complete basic sailing, ages 14-adult, $55/person - 2 classes, Lake Phalen)
  • Intro to Multihulls (ages 14-adult, $80/person - 2 classes... Lake location sent once registered)

  • Rowing

    The City of Saint Paul has partnered with the Minnesota Boat Club to provide introductory rowing programs. They offer Learn to Row and High School Rowing Camps on the Mississippi river and Learn to Scull classes on Lake Phalen. Programs are for youth 13+ to adults. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards and tread water for at least five minutes. Rowing is one of the fastest growing recreational sports. Most students have no previous rowing experience but are proficient rowers by the end of the class. Rowing utilizes a sliding seat, which allows one to exercise the three major muscle groups; legs, back and arms as well as the heart and circulatory system. Rowing works the body symmetrically, tightens the stomach and develops flexibility and a long, lean musculature.

    Learn to Row
    All Learn to Row sessions are held on the Mississippi River at the MBC boathouse on Raspberry Island in downtown Saint Paul. In the Learn to Row program, you will learn basic rowing technique, water traffic patterns and proper handling of equipment. Former rowers will benefit from the class as a refresher course. The session will begin in the boathouse, then onto the water in a safe rowing boat under the close supervision of a qualified instructor.

    For more information and registration, Click Here.

    High School Rowing Camps
    Spend the morning on the Mississippi River learning the basics of a new sport. Rowing is an Olympic sport with High School, Collegiate, Elite and Masters categories for life-long participation. This is an opportunity to develop your potential to be on a competitive rowing team. For ages 13-18 only.

    For more information and registration, Click Here.

    Learn to Scull
    All Learn to Scull sessions are conducted from the Lake Phalen Sculling Center at the Saint Paul Park and Recreation's Beach House on the south end of Lake Phalen in Saint Paul. In the Learn To Scull session, experienced MBC sculling instructor will teach you the basics of rowing in a one-person recreational sculling shell such as the rowing stroke, water safety, rowing terms, and equipment care and handling.

    For more information and registration, Click Here.

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