Cornell Windsurfing, on the Finger Lakes, in Ithaca, Upstate New York

This organization is a registered student organization of Cornell University. 

Thank you for another great season.
See you in May 2024!


Windsurfing in Ithaca? Where? The CWC shed is located at East Shore Park, next to Cornell Sailing.

Direction to East Shore.


Whenever the shed is open, which depends on the wind and availability of a key-holder.

Shed openings are announced on the club email list (which can be read online here), usually on very short notice, so if you want to be notified of shed openings, we recommend that you subscribe to the email list.

The season generally runs from late May through mid October.


Membership is $40 for a calendar year.

Beginner clinics costs $80, which include the calendar year membership.

You’ll find such affordable rates nowhere else in the world!

If you are a Cornell student, sign up via CampusGroups here.
If you are not a Cornell student, print and fill out this liability form, or come down to the shed to sign a copy there.

You can pay by cash or check made out to Cayuga Windsurfing Club, or PayPal a "personal" payment to: CayugaWindsurfingClub@gmail.com


The club organizes a number of clinics for beginners over the summer and in early fall.

See the clinic's page for more information, and stay tuned to the email list for announcements (sometimes on short notice).


The club has all the equipment you need.

When there are more members present than available rigs, please take turns and limit your sailing time if there are others waiting on shore.

Please also help each other carry the rigs to and from the shed, and be careful handling all equipment; much of the equipment is fragile and expensive.

What Should I Bring?

Age Limit?

For liability reasons, we are prevented from accepting members under the age of 18.

Not a Student?

Not a problem. The club is open to community members as well.

I Already Know How To Windsurf.

Drop by when the shed is open and talk to the keyholder in charge. You may be asked to demonstrate your ability to sail out and back on your own; otherwise you'll be asked to sign up for a clinic.

How Do I Like You?

Our Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/CayugaWindsurfingClub

Can I Store Equipment at the Shed?

Unfortunately, no. The club has barely enough room for its equipment.

If you want to leave your personal windsurfing gear at East Shore, you can talk to Pat Crowley at the Merrill Sailing Center: 607-277-9307. There are racks for the public to store their gear for a nominal fee. You can also park a trailer of gear for a seasonal fee.

Can I Donate My Gear to the Club?

Please email us at cayugawindsurfingclub@gmail.com if you have gear you'd like to donate.

More Questions?

Email us at cayugawindsurfingclub@gmail.com.

CayugaWindsurfingClub ConstitutionAndBylaws_Sept-11-2012.docx