Sailing I class offered for adults beginning July 30

Learn the basic skills of sailing through a class being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Sailing I is for ages 18 and older. Participants will learn about types of boats, launching techniques, docking, maintenance, and safety. Basic swimming skills are required. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then nature & outdoors. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “boating.”

Sailing I consists of two indoor lecture sessions and four water sessions. The indoor sessions will take place beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, and Thursday, Aug. 1, at the John Barkley Visitor Center near the entrance to Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee. The water sessions will take place at 9 a.m. on four consecutive Saturdays beginning Aug. 3 at Shawnee Mission Park Lake. The cost for a total of six two-hour sessions is $63 per person for Johnson County residents or $69 per person for nonresidents. If you wish to use your own boat, please contact Billie Thompson at (913) 826-3485.

The JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the district's website at www.jcprd.com.

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