A four-hour seminar will introduce the types of thunderstorms and examine why thunderstorms often ‘pop-up’ late on summer afternoons and why some storms have short life-spans while others persist for several hours.  Understanding & Avoiding Thunderstorms is designed for anyone who enjoys boating in the Great Lakes region –sailors, powerboaters, kayakers, or rowers –and who…

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Introducing Cleveland’s first ever Crib Race. The regatta is a dinghy race from the West Basin of Cleveland Harbor to the Crib and back; approximately 7.5 miles round-trip. All dinghies are welcome, regardless of their class; those with multiple entries may get a one design start and all others will start and be scored under…

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The Foundry Community Rowing and Sailing Center, in partnership with Destination Cleveland, are pleased to welcome Dr. John Hartig, a Fulbright Scholar whose research focuses on cleanup of the Great Lakes. Hartig will delve into how public outcry over the 1969 Cuyahoga river fire catalyzed river cleanup locally and nationally, and helped to revitalize the…

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In 30 years on the Cuyahoga River, the Cleveland Rowing Foundation and Western Reserve Rowing Foundation have made rowing an institution in the city. Across the Columbus Road bridge, the two-year-old Foundry is using rowing and sailing to change the lives of city residents. See the story of both at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Linda Muri, a three-time world champion rower and 18-time U.S. national champion, will speak at the Foundry Community Rowing Center, in a free, public event.  Muri is a world-renowned coach with long stints at at Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth, and now MIT.  This summer, she is coaching the American Women’s Doubles team at the World Cup…

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Foundry is kicking off the 2019 high school sailing season with a clinic Saturday and a regatta Sunday at the old Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. The sailing clinic at the community sailing center expects nearly 80 athletes — from Michigan, Sandusky, Toledo and Columbus, as well as all the…

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The much-anticipated 2018 Bricks & Bridges Biathlon will include competitors of all skill levels and ages! Open to sixth grade student-athletes and up to any age, this year’s event is a 5K ERG & 5K Run through the Flats. First 50 athletes to register get a 2018 Biathlon T-shirt, and top three athletes per category receive…

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The U.S. Coast Guard moved out of the old station at the tip of Whiskey Island in 1976. In the last few years, the Foundry and the Cleveland Metroparks have transformed the space into a sailing center.   The Coast Guard visited recently to share cold water survival tips. “These are some tough kids, learning to be…

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Watch the U.S. Sailing Team Championships, hosted by the Foundry, from Whiskey Island or the Old Coast Guard Station. Teams of six sailors — two on each boat — will apply to race in the event, Sept. 27-30. Between 12 and 16 teams will be accepted, made up mostly of nonprofessional sailors in their late…

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The Foundry, the sailing center at Cleveland’s Old Coast Guard Station, is hosting the U.S. Sailing Team Racing Championships Sept. 28-30. That’s a big deal for Lake Erie, and Cleveland. See the full story on RocktheLake’s sister site, cleveland.com. Share:

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