Sailing School

Accidentally found a gem!

Decided to get off the highway and visit Grand River. One of the first places I came to was Lighthouse Landing Resort and Marina, I instantly fell in love with it and decided to check out the location and cabins for a possible stay at a later date. I was so taken I decided to stay that night. I had a guest room over a building beside the office/gallery. It was perfect, the bed was great, the room was clean with plenty of room, small refrig, microwave, coffee maker. Free wifi and good tv reception. The marina is just fantastic to walk about, it is right above the town jetty into the lake and I really enjoyed just sitting and watching the boats on the lake. There is a grill available and every cabin or guest room has a deck with chairs. The sunset over the lake is not to be missed.

Lexington, KY


Boat Rentals on Kentucky Lake

Discover the joy of sailing by taking a certification course at our Kentucky Lake marina. Lighthouse Landing has been helping people fulfill their dreams of learning to sail since 1977. Our award-winning program caters to the novice sailor and to the experienced captain. Offered by The American Sailing Association – this 4-day course is designed to enhance your sailing credentials allowing you to sail worldwide with major charter companies. Look at our class schedule below and decide how we may fulfill your sailing dreams.

Lighthouse Landing has received several awards for multiple years from the American Sailing Association including “Outstanding School” “School of the Year” and “Outstanding Instructor”

School Schedule

2019 Schedule
Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising (4 day course)

  • April 18-21
  • May 2-5
  • June 6-9
  • June 20-23
  • Sept. 12-15
  • Sept. 26-29
  • Oct. 10-13

Tuition per person $825.00.
Class size is limited to four students.
Classes with less than 3 students may be cancelled.

Topics include:

  • Sailboat Familiarization
  • Sailing Terminology
  • Steering, Tacking & Gybing
  • Stopping the Boat
  • Safety at Sea
  • Securing & Making FastSailor’s Knots
  • Rules of the Road
  • Person Overboard Recovery
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • How to Identify a Perfect Anchorage
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • New Ways to Recover Crew Overboard
  • How to Handle Emergency Situations Afloat
  • Use of a VHF Marine Radio
  • Proper Use of Navigation Aids
  • Sail Combination Under Various Wind Conditions
  • How to Pick Up a Mooring on The First Try
  • Identify, Avoid and Treat Hypothermia
  • More Handy Sailor’s Knots

After a fun filled four days of instruction on the Colgate 26 you will receive:

  • ASA Certification for Basic Keelboat
  • ASA Certification for Basic Coastal Cruising
  • The ASA Official Log Book
  • The ASA text “Sailing Made Easy” and “Costal Cruising Made Easy”
  • Eligibility to rent similar sailboats at Lighthouse Landing and many charter locations around the world

Reserve a Lakeside Cottage or Guest Room for a complete Lighthouse Landing experience.

Be sure to check our F.A.Q. page for answers to your questions about the Lighthouse Landing Sailing School.
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Sailing and Physical Fitness:

While sailing is an enjoyable experience, some may not realize how physically demanding sailing a boat can be at times. While mobility and range of motion are most important, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance are also key. Moderate physical activity such as getting on and off the boat, easily moving from one side of the boat to the other and from front to back and reaching and stepping over gear and lines will be experienced during the class. The more physically fit you are, the more you might enjoy the class. If you are unsure about your physical capabilities, please call us to discuss, as we would not like to discourage students from participating but rather make them aware of the level of fitness involved.

Cancellation Policy

Sailing School reservation requires a 50% deposit and must be paid in full, 30 days prior to the reserved class. Class materials will be mailed when paid in full. Deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival unless the class can be reassigned. If your class is reassigned, your payment will be refunded less a $65 materials charge, and a 10% cancellation fee.

Fun place to stay, even off season

We stayed three nights in a Condo cottage on a bluff overlooking Kentucky Lake recently. We lucked out on the weather as it was in the upper sixties. We had fabulous views off our deck and from the cottage. We saw three eagles flying over the lake fairly close. We were able to walk into Grand Rivers and saw a Christmas program at the Badgett Playhouse which was a high quality professional show. There are plenty of small shops and places to eat in and near town. It made for a very relaxing visit.

Franklin, In

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