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Spirit of America

Youth Boater Education class offered by Augusta Community Sailing and Augusta Sailing Club

Sail, Paddle, Power!

June 29 - July 2

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Augusta Community Sailing and its parent organization Augusta Sailing Club are pleased to partner with the Spirit of America Foundation National Premier Youth Boating Education Program to bring a youth boating education course to Clarks Hill Lake for middle and high schoolers.

Offering a unique, safe, and comprehensive water-based educational and recreational program, the Spirit of America Foundation instills confidence and fosters the Spirit of teamwork in our nation's youth. Our underlying goals also include developing self-esteem while nurturing responsible behavior and positive, lifelong ambitions.


Students will have the opportunity to obtain their Georgia Boating Education Course license, will learn how to operate different types of watercraft including sailboats, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and motorboats, and participate in water-based activities that provide the opportunity to develop lifelong skills.  Based on a “learn by doing” program, students develop self-esteem, exercise teamwork, safe seamanship, boating and water safety practices, and demonstrate responsibility.

Life jackets are included with registration.



Georgia Boater Education Course/Drowning Prevention Class

Saturday, June 29th
9 am-4 pm, Augusta Sailing Club, 5462 Sailing Rd, Appling, GA, 30802

Students will earn their state boating license in an outdoor classroom-like setting. Students will be properly fitted for a life jacket and be introduced to drowning prevention techniques, equipment awareness, proper use of PFD, and learn capsize rescues.

Georgia Boater Education/On The Water

Sunday, June 30th
9 am-4 pm, Augusta Sailing Club, 5462 Sailing Rd, Appling, GA, 30802

Students will complete their class work and test for their Georgia State Safe Boating Certificate. Passing this class (80% or above) is mandatory for further participation in the program. The second half of the day we will be on the water. 


On The Water Training 
Monday-Tuesday, July 1st-2nd

9 am-4 pm daily, Augusta Sailing Club, 5462 Sailing Rd, Appling, GA, 30802

Daily hands-on, on-the-water opportunities as well as on-land instruction in canoes, kayaks, sailboats, motorboats, and stand-up paddle boards.


Cost is $160* per student which includes all course materials needed, a life jacket. Payment is due before class begins to be considered enrolled in the course. A refund may be available, on a case by case basis. *Need-based scholarships are available upon request. 


Space is limited as there is a high demand for this program. Daily attendance at all sessions is expected and mandatory for the successful completion of the course.


All course communication will be e-mailed to the address you provide.


Dates, times, and locations are subject to change due to lake, weather, and other conditions beyond our

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Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9:00 AM until Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 4:00 PM
Augusta Sailing Club
5462 Sailing Rd
Appling, GA  30802

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Kim Bagnoni
Program Coordinator
Community Outreach
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only