Sailing & Rowing
About Come Sail Away Sailing Program
Come Sail Away is an exceptional and affordable course for those with an urge to get out on the water.
Sailing is a challenging sport. To help ensure the safety of everyone on board, a good sailor must have a healthy respect for Mother Nature, known as Seamanship, and must always be aware of the shifting winds and the changing waters.
Classes are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and enjoyable recreational sailing. Each class it taught by certified instructors who have a passion for being on the water. Classes will take place out of Phalen Lakeside Activity Center.
- Useful knots in sailing
- Sailing terminology
- Rules of the road for sailors
- Sailing rescues for students & others
- Sailing to all points of the wind
Rowing and Paddlesports
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is partnered with the organizations below that offer opportunities for our community to get on the water and learn. Please reach out to them directly if you have questions or want to give their programs a try.
Minnesota Boat Club
The Minnesota Boat Club has been promoting health and fitness through the sport of rowing since 1870. Generations of rowers have rowed on the Mississippi in downtown Saint Paul from the historic boathouse that is located on the shores of Raspberry Island underneath the Wabasha bridge. The boat club offers programs for a wide variety of competitive and recreational rowers and conducts high school and adult learn to row classes. Visit our website for more information about the club or to try out rowing.
Power Ten offers free youth learn to row sessions on Lake Phalen for kids 13-18 years old. Power Ten also offer adult learn to row and junior sculling programs. Our mission is to run a competitive rowing program that reflects the rich diversity of our community. Contact us to learn more about rowing on Lake Phalen.