Christopher Cross and Water Sports?

Well, not really but maybe? While listening to the radio the song Sailing played and an idea was floated! Its summer and what could be more fun for a date, with your significant other or the family than sailing lessons! No hidden sailor inside, how about Kayaking? They are closer, more fun, and more affordable than you may think.

If that is the case where can you go to take lessons? Glad you asked. If you consider sailing there are a couple things you should know. First there are two certifications offered the US Sailing or American Sailing Association Certification. Both have courses for beginners through advanced certifications. Note that not all sailing schools have programs for kids. Some schools offer programs specifically for women and couples. Now for the good stuff.

 In Connecticut there are some twenty different schools to choose from. First up is the Sound Sailing Center in Norwalk, CT. They feature very hands on instruction from beginning to end at whatever level of certification you choose. This school was started in 1994; they claim to be the largest school in CT.

If you prefer a more northern destination then check out the Stonington Harbor Yacht Club in Stonington, CT. SHYC happens to offer classes for kids as well.

Are you more interested in Kayaking? There are so many places you can kayak from rivers and lakes to the shoreline, here are two to get you started. First there is Collinsville Canoe & Kayak in Collinsville, CT. Not only do they offer rentals but also classes for kids, women, group, and tours.

Another choice would be Clarke Outdoors located West Cornwall, CT. They too offer classes for kayaking, canoeing, tours, and white water rafting. While there are more to choose from all of them offer all the supplies you need for a fun, exciting, and adventurous day!

So, if you’ve done the cookouts, the picnics, and have the tee-shirt then try something different. It is a fore gone conclusion you will have a memorable day but whatever you do not sit around and let summer pass you by while you’re on the couch!  If you want to know more about these places follow the links of interest below.


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