Sailing Classes


The IVY Club is excited to partner with the Peoria Park District to offer sailing classes for youth and adults.  We look forward to having you join us in 2018 – dates and times coming soon!  Classes are typically held three times per week in June (specific dates and times available closer to class start).  For more information, please contact us at (309) 682-5419.
Junior Sailing Classes

  • Ages: 8 to 16 years old
  • Boats: Prams, Zumas, Lasers, and JY 15s

This class is intended for beginner and intermediate sailors. Beginning instruction covers Screen Shot 2013-07-14 at 10.47.23 AMbasic boat handling, safety, knot tying, terminology, self rescue, and introduction to racing. We will use prams and Zumas and then progress to Lasers and then O’Day 19 & JY 15s. Sailors will be grouped by experience and abilities. IVY Club will provide life jackets and boats. Sailors must wear closed toe beach shoes in the water.

Adult Sailing Classes

  • Ages: 17 years and up unless approved by instructor
  • Boats: Zumas, Lasers, JY 15s, O’Day 19, Capri 22

This class is intended for beginner and intermediate adults. Beginning instruction covers basic boat handling, safety, knot tying, terminology, self rescue, and introduction to racing. We will use Zumas, Lasers, JY 15s, O’Day 19, and Capri 22s. Informal racing will take place for those who are interested. Sailors will be grouped by experience and abilities. IVY Club will provide life jackets and boats. Sailors must wear closed toe beach shoes in the water.

Adult and older Junior sailors will be encouraged to crew on sailboats racing on Wednesday evenings.