Practical Sailing

Family weekend

We rented 8 cottages and meeting room for our 40th anniversary. Our family was impressed with the beautiful area and cleanlines of each cottage. We have visited a few times before, and wanted to share this place with our family. The staff couldn’t be more wonderful. Each person we met with or spoke to on the phone was friendly and helpful. The meeting room and deck were perfect places for our family to gather. If you plan to travel to Kentucky, don’t miss out on the Lighthouse Landing experience…..it is well worth the trip!

Belleville. IL
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This fun-filled class is our most popular learn to sail course. It adds to your sailing knowledge by taking you on to ASA Basic Coastal Cruising certification. You start from the same place as in Basic Sailing but this 4-day course expands your ability to handle boats in stronger winds and more challenging situations.

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

Practical Sailing is offered through the week or as a four-day weekend. As always, class size is limited to four students. Reserve a Lakeside Cottage or Guest Room for a complete Lighthouse Landing experience.

One of the Best!

My husband and I accidentally found this gem while searching for a short, weekend getaway. We decided to take a chance with it and are so glad we did. The beauty of the lake and marina is breathtaking. Our cottage was 20 feet from the lake. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the peaceful beauty all around us. The cottage came equipped with everything we needed and was super clean. In fact the only meal we ate out was at Patti’s 1880’s Settlement restaurant (which was phenomenal) because we wanted to stay at the cottage and look at the lake! This place is a must to visit and we will definitely go back…SOON!

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

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