Lake Norman Community Sailing (LNCS) is a 501 (c) (3) organization conveniently located inside Blythe Landing Park on the south end of Lake Norman, about 20 miles north of Charlotte, NC. In operation for 11 years, we have taught thousands of youth and adult sailors of all skill levels and are now excited to offer ASA 101, 103, 104 and 105 certifications.
LNCS has a fleet of over 50 boats including keelboats, Flying Scots, Sunfish, Optis and 420s. In addition to our ASA keelboat courses we offer Learn to Sail Classes on centerboard boats for youth and adults, youth Summer Camps and yearly charters to the Chesapeake and BVI. Our 12 Month Pass Holders can access our equipment seven days a week, sunrise to sunset year round to include kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
Our ASA courses taught on Lake Norman are offered on a Catalina 22, Hunter 25.5 and Ericson 28 with additional courses being offered on our week-long Chesapeake Bay Charter on Jeanneau 39s. Our instructors have the sailing and teaching experience necessary to give you the skills and confidence you need to skipper a larger boat on your own and charter boats in exciting locations.
Visitors to the area take advantage of the moderate temperatures, exceptional local eateries and rich Southern hospitality. Add your sailing classes to the mix and you’ll have a well-rounded adventure.
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Other Services Offered
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Summer Camps for Kids
Lake Norman Community Sailing