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Learn to Sail at the Rochester Canoe Club

The Rochester Canoe Club offers a sailing instruction program for all levels of sailors. Even if you have never set foot on a sailboat, we can teach you the basics of sailing, and have you out on the water sailing by yourself.

2013 Instruction Schedule

Session: Class: Time:
1 Jr. Beginner June 24 – June 28 1, 8:30-12:00
1 Jr. Intermediate June 24 – June 28, 1:00-4:00
2 Adult Beginner July 1,2,3,5 – 8:30-12:00
2 Race Clinic July 1,2,3,5 – 1:00-4:00
3 Junior Beginner July 8 – July 12, 8:30-12:00
3 Junior Intermediate July 8 – July 12, 1:00-4:00


The Instructors:

Two senior instructors teach the Jr. Sailing program. Doug Kaukeninen will be back for his 19th year teaching this program. Doug is a High School math teacher at Fairport High School. He has been sailing for over 30 years, and finishes top in both Sunfish and Thistle fleets at the National level. Our other senior instructor, returning for his 8th year is Mark Weider. Mark is an Earth Science teacher at Wayne Central High School. Mark has been sailing pretty much his whole life, and is a sunfish “master” finishing top in a lot of the sunfish races. He also races his Thistle at the national level. Helping teach the program are a few “Jr. Instructors.” All of them have gone through the program themselves, and actively sail at the club. Some compete in national regattas in their boat.

Rochester Canoe Club Instructional Program Information

Video from our recent trip to RCC: