US Sailing Certification – 15 Skills

IUP community members can join the Sailing Club to learn how to sail. Dues are modest. During warm weather, the club enjoys sailing each Sunday at Yellow Creek State Park.  Winter is a great time for “Shore School.”  Have a look at this slideshow and come to a meeting (Thursdays, 8pm, HSS 112). This slide…

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Sailors, Level Up!

IUP Sailing Club offers you the chance to pursue your official, US Sailing Small Boat Certification.  You can get started by pursuing your crew-level badge from the sailing club; then level up to “IUP Skipper” before taking the US Sailing certification challenge. Read US Sailing Start Sailing Right or view the sailing club slideshows – Sailing…

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Learn to Sail 101

IUP Sailing club invites new and returning members to the first session of spring “shore-school.” The lake is still frozen, but you can get a head-start on the sailing season by learning the basics through shore school. In the first of four half-hour sessions introduces teh wind, boat physics and nomenclature, capsizing and basic knots….

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IUP Sailing – Get on Our Radar

IUP Sailing uses several platforms to share information and keep members involved.            If you want general information and reminders, please sign up on the email list Weekly sailing plans are updated via email and Facebook.  Please like: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IUPSailing/ Event times and changes (including Sunday sails, weather reports, etc.) use GROUPME: https://app.groupme.com/join_group/25081544/WMY2vu We’re on Twitter too,…

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2017 IUP Messabout

Thanks to the sailors from Penn State Erie and Pitt who traveled to YC for our Messabout Regatta this weekend. Congratulations to Penn State … and to all those who braved the strong winds. (You may be interested in the data from the weather station at the base of the park windmill). Thanks also to…

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IUP Recognizes Corinthian Sailors

The IUP Sailing Club recognizes the Corinthian spirit as inherent to good sailing and good citizenship. Each year it may recognize one or more members as models of that spirit. Seniors Karl Richter (Safety Science) and Philip Dorn (Hospitality Management) received the innagural award in May 2016. According to US Sailing, “The Corinthian Spirit” entails…

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Go Sail – Give Back

Need sailing gear?  The “Go Sail / Give Back” program sponsored by Windrider will donate 6% of sales back to Friends of Yellow Creek for improvements at the park sailing base.  Need a PFD, new sails, or other marine parts? Considering buying a new sailboat?!  Please use the link to automatically associate your purchase with…

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