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Learn to Sail

Sailing is a great activity and sport for all ages. For over 30 years, the US Sailing certified instructors at the Hoover Sailing Club Sailing School have been teaching children and adults how to sail. We offer an array of classes and racing teams designed specifically for different ages and levels of experience. Our courses provide the opportunity for kids and adults to develop the skills and confidence necessary to enjoy the sport of sailing. Class size is limited, so sign up early.

Adult Classes

An interest in sailing can lead you to many opportunities, from recreational sailing and racing to ocean voyaging and vacation-cruising on chartered sailboats. You can enjoy sailing individually or as a group, including racing individually or with a team. Sailing is a fun and affordable recreational activity for your whole family.

We offer beginner and intermediate sailing classes for adults throughout the summer. Classes are held in the evenings on two days each week, and each course runs for three weeks.

Youth Classes

Offered for children ages 7 and up, our youth sailing programs are designed to teach not only sailing techniques, but personal responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Many universities have good sailing teams (Ohio State included) so sailing experience can help new college students make friends and fit-in quickly.

We run several one- and two-week beginner, intermediate and adventure sailing classes, as well as 8 one-week racing classes for kids over the summer. All daytime classes run from 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, rain or shine, making it a great alternative to traditional summer camps.


Hoover Sailing Club features everything to support a sailing program, its assets and its students. The club hosts a well-maintained fleet of thirteen 420s, eighteen CFJs, eighteen Optimists, six Lasers, ten Windsurfers, several Interlakes, Flying Scots and a Thistle, plus numerous support boats to make up one of the top sailing school facilities in the region.