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Free Sailing Lessons At Patoka Lake
Updated June 6, 2018 7:25 AM
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(PATOKA) - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Patoka Lake Sailing Club, will be offering Free Basic Sailing Lessons to the public on Saturday, June 16th.

There will be three consecutive sessions offered.

Each session will include thirty minutes of dryland instruction and will conclude with an hour of water based instruction.

All participants MUST pre-register with the Patoka Lake Nature Center, before the date of the event. All lessons will be on a first call-first registered basis and slots will fill quickly, so don't hesitate and miss out on this opportunity. For registration or detailed information, contact the Patoka Lake Nature Center at (812) 685-2447.


  • Session one will begin at 9 a.m.
  • Session two will begin at 10:30 a.m.
  • Session Three will begin at 12:30 p.m.

(All sessions last 1 hour and 30 minutes total)

Dryland instruction will include water safety, docking, knot tying and more.

Water instruction will include basic sailing maneuvers, sail trimming techniques, sail part identification and lots of fun.

Any participant under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver and wear a life jacket. (Provided or you may bring your own).

Lessons will be canceled in the event of severe weather. Please call the Patoka Lake Nature Center if in doubt on the day of the event.

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