The sailboats are coming! Friday kicks off Cleveland Race Week, the biggest sailing regatta on Lake Erie, hosted by Edgewater Yacht Club. The 38th annual competition runs through June 24, which means you’ll see lots of stark white sails and colorful spinnakers across the Cleveland skyline. Nearly 400 boats competed last year, with sailors…

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The Foundry Community Rowing & Sailing Center aims to serve the greater Cleveland Community. By opening up our spaces to the public, the Foundry can further its mission of providing opportunities for Cleveland’s students to row and sail on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. Tour the facility and try out the state-of-the-art indoor rowing…

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Give a donation and a get a sail at Harbor North in Huron. For any donation to United Way — suggested about $10 per person — you can get an hour-long cruise on a sailboat, courtesy of the members of Harbor North.

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“Breeze on!” shouts a Rocky River sailor. “Let’s go!” The sails are snapping. The dock at Cleveland’s Old Coast Guard Station is creaking. And the two-student team on the Flying Junior is off into the glittering inner harbor, to practice for the Interscholastic Sailing Association fleet racing national championship. The team — which began three…

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The Rocky River High School sailing team is heading to the Interscholastic Sailing Association National Championship this weekend, the first Ohio team ever. The team is one of only 20 in the country to qualify for the fleet-racing championship near Houston May 11-13. Sailors will compete for high school sailing’s oldest trophy, the Mallory Trophy,…

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The Foundry Community Sailing & Rowing Center will host the 2018 U.S. Sailing Team Racing Championship at the Old Coast Guard Station in September.   Nearly 100 sailors from across the country will compete for the George R. Hinman Trophy and the chance to enter the 2019 World Sailing Team Racing Championship.   “This is like…

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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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Ready to get back in the water? The Foundry’s spring frostbiting series starts Sunday, March 25. It’s nearly free! And you don’t even need your own boat! (If you’re more of a fair weather sailor, read on for a free series for you, too.) The Foundry Rowing & Sailing Center started its frostbiting series last…

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Meet Lee Karns, commodore of the Cleveland Sailing Association, which encompasses six Lake Erie yacht clubs with active sail racing scenes: Cleveland Yachting Club, Edgewater, Lakeside, Forest City, Chagrin Lagoons, Mentor Harbor and Grand River. The clubs formed the association in 1996 to recruit more participants for races, coordinate events and score boats against each…

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 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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