Posts Tagged ‘The Foundry’

Where can you learn to sail on Lake Erie?

Want to learn to sail on Lake Erie? Sailing for years was on my bucket list. A pastime like scuba or golf, which I figured I’d get around to when I retired and had both time and money. But why wait? Plenty of organizations want to teach you the marvel of wind on water and…

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Take the Rowing for Fitness class at the Foundry

“There, you got it. Now you look like a pro.” Coach Jessica Weaver made her way around the Foundry’s rowing tanks, correcting form and giving tips. Because most of us taking Rowing for Fitness on a snowy Cleveland Monday night had never rowed before. And that’s totally fine. “We’re looking for ways for people to…

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The future of sailing? At the Cleveland Boat Show

 Why is there only one sailboat dealer at the Mid-America Boat Show this year? Rob Morley of Riverfront Yacht Services in the Flats says it’s because sailing is a dying sport. “It sure does feel that way,” said Jennifer Daus. “But I see a lot of interest, like with the Foundry.” Daus, along with…

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Midwest college sailors race in Cleveland harbor championships

The horn blasts, and the sailors are off, racing off the shore of Whiskey Island. Their tiny 420 dinghies tack in the cold November rain, sometimes narrowly missing each other. Around the buoy and back, twice, marked each race in the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association’s fall championships, based at the Old Coast Guard Station.  Eight…

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The Foundry introduces sailing, rowing to Cleveland kids

The dock is 521 feet, the longest of its kind in the world. The rowing tank holds 55,000 gallons of water, the biggest and best in the world. But the Foundry isn’t built to train Olympians, despite its motto: “Where athletes are forged.” The jaw-dropping 60,000-square-foot space – formerly home to gritty industry on the…

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