TACS is not for children only, each season we offer learn to sail sessions to the adults in our community as well. Evening and weekend sessions make this the perfect way to learn to sail! Taught on Interlakes, Lasers and 420’s (centerboard boats 14’ – 18’), each session will meet three times a week for two weeks, the 6 classes will run from 6:00PM to 9:00PM on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday evenings at the Cornwell Sailing Center located on the North end of the Boardman Lake. Teaches the skills and responsibilities of sailing. Sessions are approximately 3 hours each for three sessions per week, for two weeks. 

While Traverse Area Community Sailing has a limited number of life jackets for use, students are encouraged to provide their own for better fit and regular use after the class. We will sail in the rain so clothing appropriate to the weather should be provided. We require closed toe shoes (tennis shoes, boat shoes, crocs, anything that encloses and protect the student feet). Towels, a water bottle, and snacks are often appropriate.


Take it to the next level!

Advance your skills to the next level and learn to sail on 20’-25’ sailboats on West Bay.  The Great Lakes Sailing Co. (located on West Bay at the CenterPointe Marina) is offering a two-day course (ASA 101) and an optional full season of sailing for TACS Adult Program grads.


Certified by the American Sailing Association, the two-day course (ASA 101) focuses on anchoring, sail trim, high-wind tactics and docking and harbor handling a vessel with an outboard motor.  This course is designed so that students can safely and confidently skipper 20’-25’ sailboats.  After the course, you can sail all season as GLSC Boat Club Member.  You’ll have flexible access to all-new 2016 Marlow-Hunter 22’s on West Bay.

A deep discount is offered on the 2-day course and the Boat Club Membership exclusively for graduates of the TACS Adult Program. 

Contact us today and take your skills to the next level!

Keelboat opportunity brought to you by:

Your TACS Adult Lessons Include:

  • 18 hours of instruction on a centerboard boat on Boardman Lake for $375 per student.

  • Access to 420’s, Interlakes, & Lasers on the Boardman Lake after successful completion of the centerboard course.

  • Optional two 8-hour days of instruction on a keelboat on West Bay for $380 per student

  • Optional access to 20’ - 25’ keelboats on West Bay for $75 per half day use.

Adult Learn To Sail Session #1

Jun 4 - Jun 16

Tues, Thurs & Sun 6-9 PM

Adult Learn To Sail Session #2

Jun 18 - Jun 30

Tues, Thurs & Sun 6-9 PM

Adult Learn To Sail Session #3

Jul 2 - Jul 14

Tues, Thurs & Sun 6-9 PM

Adult Learn To Sail Session #4

Jul 16 - Jul 28

Tues, Thurs & Sun

Adult Learn To Sail Session #5

Jul 30 - Aug 11

Tues, Thurs & Sun 6-9PM

Fall Season Adult Learn to sail Session #1

Aug 20 - Sep 1

Tues, Thurs & Sun 6-9PM

Fall Season Adult Learn to sail Session #2

Sep 3 - Sep 15

Tues, Thurs, & Sun 6-9 PM

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