Ages: All Ages
Includes: Light appetizers will be provided.
During this two hour presentation, you will learn from seasoned sailors about what it’s like to encounter the many challenges sailing presents, and how it has shaped the people who spend their free time harnessing the power of the wind. Learn about sailors’ favorite hidden destinations, their most memorable trips, and how sailing has instilled a respect for the earth.
There will be a Q&A session and a lesson on the most useful sailing knots at the end of the program.
Join us and hear some great speakers including:
Speaking about growing up on Lake Erie and learning to sail which brought independance, leadership skills, competition, and friendship. Sailing opened doors to new experiences for her as a young sailor which lead to a strong urge for her continue learning and eventually became a big part of her career.
Speaking about sailing as a challenge to develop skills to safely enjoy the beauty of sail, while preserving our waters from pollution. With more than 30 years of sailing experience and a teacher of sailing, he has much to share.
Speaking about sailing as a legally blind sailor and how you shouldn’t let a disability hold you back. He will be touching on his first sailing experiences, racing, and how he competed and medaled in the 2018 Blind Match Racing World Championships. He wants people to understand what sailing means to him and how it has given him confidence over his disability.
Speaking about a community that continued to open doors for her from Junior and Collegiate sailing, continuing on to the Women's Match Racing Circuit, and World Championships in many competitive one-design racing programs. The skills learned through sailing aren't only applicable on the race course, but are an every-day part of life both personally and professionally
The Skills & Thrills Series is designed for you to hear an inspiring outdoor adventure story as well as learn new skills you can apply to your next adventure. There will be time for Q&A and adventure comradery at each. Check out the entire series:
Conclude the series by joining us for the 3rd
annual Adventure University & Gear Swap
, March 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Baldwin Wallace, Lou Higgins Recreation Center.
Registration begins December 15.
By registering, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy
- Program fees and deposits are not refundable or transferable unless Cleveland Metroparks finds it necessary to cancel a program. Participants assume risk of all changes in personal health and affairs.
- If Cleveland Metroparks cancels a program, the cancellation will be posted on the registration page for that program. For programs other than races, participants will also be notified by e-mail and/or phone.
Cleveland Metroparks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would
like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria. Reasonable
accommodation can also be made. Please make a request at the time of registration but
no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. Contact us at
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