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Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program - Spring Session

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

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Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s scenic Meadow Lake with TASCA!

This comprehensive sailing program includes two classroom lectures on the theoretical aspects of sailing and six on-the-water classes. Participants will learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and understand using the wind (as your engine) to sail the boat.

You'll attend the first lecture on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (makeup lecture on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).  The second lecture is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.(makeup lecture on Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.). 

In addition, you will take a series of six on-the-water classes starting the week of April 22.  You may choose between evening (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or a morning class (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) on Saturdays.

The first On-The-Water Class is scheduled on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Participants will also be required to complete a successful swim test on Sunday, May 7.


World's Fair Boathouse in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
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$300 includes six (6) on-the-water classes, books and materials, classroom instruction, and swim test.

Event Organizer

TASCA (The American Small Craft Association)

Contact Number

(718) 699-1951

Contact Email


Sports, Kayaking and Canoeing

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

Recreation CentersAl Oerter Recreation Center

Racquetball Room A will be closed on April 23 from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Racquetball Room B will be closed on April 24 from 6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for repairs.
Anticipated Completion: 04/24/2018

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