Welcome to the Johnson County Sailing Society.
The Johnson County Sailing Society was started in 1969 by some avid, but low key racers to promote the sport of sailing.
NOTICE: If you have been out to the park and looked at the marina construction you won't be surprised to hear they are behind schedule. After a lot of discussion with JCPRD we have come to the difficult conclusion that we will have to cancel the June Sailing 1 class. There are some safety concern in addition to not feeling that the students would be well served trying to run the class off the ramp dock. We are hoping to work something out to have a larger class or two sessions of on the water time for the July class. More info to follow.
The Johnson County Sailing Society teaches both on and off the water sailing classes through Johnson County Parks and Recreation District (www.JCPRD.com). To our knowledge, this is one of the few, if not only sailing programs in the KC area for adults that features both classroom and on the water sailing lessons.
In addition to Saturday lessons through most of the Spring and Summer months, the club features mixed fleet racing on Sundays from all dinghy classes with a concentration in Sunfish and Sweet 16s. There are also Viking, Coronado, Dolphin, Albacore, Snipe, even a sailboard or two. Portsmouth handicaps are used to keep the boats reasonably equal between classes.
If you are looking for an opportunity to experience the thrill of recreational sailing, racing, or friendship with folks who share your interest in sailing - this club may be a good fit for you.
Join us on most any non-holiday Sunday for racing, or check our Google calendar (linked below), for other dates when we get together as sailors to experience the thrill of the tiller, wind, and water.
Paul Barnett (913-235-4104)
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