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

Saturday, June 22, 2019

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s scenic Meadow Lake with the help of The American Small Craft Association, or TASCA.  This comprehensive program includes lectures and 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.

Register online.

You may attend either the first lecture on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The second lecture is scheduled for Saturday, July 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Your series of six on-the-water classes will begin the week of June 29.  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.


Location Details:
There is free parking in the Meadow Lake parking lot


$300 includes six (6) on-the-water classes, books and materials, and classroom instruction.

Event Organizer

TASCA (The American Small Craft Association)

Contact Number

(718) 699-1951

Contact Email


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Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Due to upcoming emergency ceiling work at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center, the pool will be closed to the public for at least 6 weeks starting on Monday, January 13, 2020.

ParkFlushing Meadows Corona Park

Due to construction, the 111th Street Parking Lot (Henry Hudson Entrance) is closed as of May 28, 2019. Please view this project on our Capital Project Tracker page for the latest updates.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

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: Spring 2021

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