USI Sailing School
For 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.
When: Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20, June 9-10 and October 6-7, 2017
Where: Lighthouse Landing, 320 West Commerce, Grand Rivers, Kentucky 42045
If using GPS to navigate, look for a marina full of sailboats.
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.
- Wear sneakers or nonskid shoes with soft soles- deck shoes are the best. No black sole shoes.
- 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.
- Bring foul weather gear- rain-gear, warm wool sweater, an extra pair of socks and shoes.
- Bring a pair of gloves - heaving lines will wear on the hands.
- If you are prone to motion sickness, it is a good idea to plan to take some medication to prevent seasickness.
- Carry all gear in soft, weatherproof duffel-type bag. There is no place for rigid luggage aboard a sailboat.
- 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.
- 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.