Intro to Sailing For The Family

This is a fun, introductory sailing session using a "quick-start" method of learning to sail Hobie® Wave catamarans. In a short period of time students, ages 8 to 99, participating in our introductory sailing lesson are out on the waters of Green Bay sailing on their own. On days where there is no wind, you may have the opportunity to experience kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. For those days when our staff has to make the decision that the weather outside simply isn't safe to be on the water your class will be moved into our indoor classroom where you will enjoy several sailing related activities. We encourage individual growth by challenging one’s self all while fostering a love for the water and sailing. We look forward to enjoying a fun and safe day on the water with you!

This program is designed for a family of four (4) participants.  We understand that family can mean many different things so yes if your neighbor down the street is family to you we consider them family and part of your group.  

Event Specifications:
  • Ages 6 years of age and up with a parent (contact us if you have a child under the age of 6 prior to registering)
  • A three-hour sailing lesson for the family (up to four (4) family members per boat, may vary depending on age and size of family)
  • Pizza and soft drinks for a family of four (4) from Louie’s Lagoon at South Bay Marina (additional pizzas and drinks may be ordered but not included in cost of event)
  • A Bonfire on the beach after your lesson (weather permitting)

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$100 per family of four (4)   ($25 for each additional family member)

**Note:  Pizza & soft drinks included are only for family of four (4) additional food items may be purchased day of event**

What to bring:
  • Old tennis shoes or water shoes are required to be worn at all times to protect your feet.
  • A completed & signed waiver
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming suit
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes
  • Water bottle full of water/ beverage
  • Snack
  • We provide life jackets however, students may bring their own if they wish. (All privately owned lifejackets are subject to inspection and approval of Green Bay Sail & Paddle Staff)

South Bay Marina
101 Bay Beach Road
Green Bay, WI, 54302

The marina is at the west end of Bay Beach Rd, past the Zippin Pippin roller coaster. To find SOUTH BAY, take HWY I-43 to exit #187 (Webster Ave), go north to Irwin St. and take a left on Irwin, which then turns into Bay Beach Rd. We are the last entrance on the right. Look for the SOUTH BAY Marina sign.

When you enter the marina follow the signs that say Green Bay Sail & Paddle.

Classes may be canceled and/or rescheduled at the discretion of Green Bay Sail & Paddle Inc. (“GBSP”) due to weather conditions and/or general concern of the participants and/or any and all Green Bay Sail & Paddle Inc. staff and volunteers.  Classes that do not meet the minimum number of registrants may be rescheduled.  GBSP will attempt to notify all registrants by email and/or telephone of cancellations 24 to 48 hours prior to commencement.