University of Southern Indiana

USI Sailing School

y flyer in sailing schoolFor over 40 years Dr. Rivers has directed the USI Sailing School which includes sailing for both credit and non-credit students. Courses are held in Summer I (two of them) and one in the Fall.

Dr. Rivers has responsibility for selecting and training the rest of the Sailing School staff.

Welcome to USI's Sailing School

When: Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22, June 4-5 and October 1-2, 2016

Where: Lighthouse Landing, Grand Rivers, Kentucky

General Information: Your first time out on a sailboat will be more fun if you know some basics.

Before you go: Sailing is easy. You do not have to be strong or possess special skills; the speed with which you learn depends on your attitude. The most important assets are enthusiasm and curiosity- do not be afraid to ask questions.

  1. Wear sneakers or nonskid shoes with soft soles- deck shoes are the best. No black sole shoes.

  2. Protect yourself against the sun's powerful rays; they are intensified as they reflect off the water and sail. In warm weather, dress in light clothing, wear a good pair of sunglasses and a sun hat or visor.

  3. Bring foul weather gear- rain-gear, warm wool sweater, an extra pair of socks and shoes.

  4. Bring a pair of gloves - heaving lines will wear on the hands.

  5. If you are prone to motion sickness, it is a good idea to plan to take some medication to prevent seasickness.

  6. Carry all gear in soft, weatherproof duffel-type bag. There is no place for rigid luggage aboard a sailboat.

  7. The large crafts will be equipped with life jackets. If you have your own personal life jacket, bring it. If you are not a good swimmer you may choose to wear a life jacket while sailing.

  8. A text book is not required but is recommended. Any sailing text would be better than none. Most large bookstores carry sailing and boating texts.

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