Cave Run Sailing Association has taught sailing courses for many years. This year we will offer the popular Beginning Sailing course along with a variety of American Sailing Association courses. The Club was awarded the designation "Outstanding ASA Sailing School" for 2007 and 2008. This is an honor accorded only 20 schools from by among the 300 ASA schools throughout the US. Special congratulations to our ASA instructors for those years, Jeff Lagrew and Sam Moore for this achievement. Furthermore, Jeff was named Outstanding Instructor by ASA for 2008.
Summaries of our classes are listed below. For more information, please review the links for specific classes on the left.
The Beginning Sailing course is a good way to determine if you like sailing and wish to continue learning how to sail. Students with no sailing experience who wish to have an introduction are encouraged to take this course rather than starting with ASA 101. The course is economical as it provides the learning experience plus a free one year membership in CRSA. The course consists of two evenings of class work and one Saturday on the water at Cave Run Lake.
American Sailing Association Certification Courses
The American Sailing Association (ASA) is the world's foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching, and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts. ASA sailing certification gives sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities. Sailors choose ASA schools because they want to follow a proven curriculum in a professional, supportive learning environment under the direction of ASA certified sailing instructors. Students must successfully pass comprehensive tests to become certified. ASA classes are only available to CRSA members in good standing.
Calendar dates for ASA classes are shown on the main CRSA Calendar. Members, please log in to review the ASA course fees and registration procedures, or for more information email
Introduce your child to the thrills of sailing in the Youth Sailing Program. Interested children between the ages of 7 and 14 years will find the Youth Program a great opportunity to learn the basics of sailing. Small sailboats specifically designed for teaching youth sailing will be used. The course covers water safety, boat anatomy, rigging, knots, points of sail, and boat maintenance. Classes will include instruction both at Cave Run Lake and Jacobson Park, Lexington, KY. Students who have already taken sailing classes are encouraged to continue participation, as there is always more to learn!