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Give a Gift of the Lake

Community Sailing Center gift certificates can be used toward an assortment of activities including group sailing lessons, private sailing lessons, kids' camps, and rentals (stand up paddle boards, sailboats, canoes, kayaks).

Below you’ll find our suggestions, but we can also customize a gift certificate — just give us a call at (802) 864-2499.

$16 / $32
Paddle Rentals
Explore Burlington Bay by paddle craft with a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard rental package. Includes craft, paddles, and life vests.

First Sail
Experience the thrill of sailing on board a keelboat in a positive, stress-free learning environment on an introductory 2-hour sail in Burlington Bay. If you aren’t sure if sailing is right for you or if you do not have time for a full course, this is the program that will get you out on the water. In partnership with US Sailing’s First Sail program, we are offering several opportunities throughout the summer for you to have your first sail.

1 Hour Private Dinghy Lesson
Learn to sail one-on-one in a Community Sailing Center dinghy. All private lessons are taught with a certified instructor on board. Private lessons are a great way to try out sailing or paddling in a supportive environment or focus in on skill development.

1 Hour Private Group Lesson for 3
Each group experience will be unique, tailored to your specific goals for the day. Your course can cover all aspects of instruction included in one of our adult courses, or simply focus on the experience of sailing the lake together. Groups will learn to sail aboard one of our keelboats.

Adult Dinghy Class
Dinghies offer an excellent opportunity to get an active, hands-on introduction to the sport of sailing. Our boats are 12-14 feet long and seat 2 – 3 adults. You will learn how to right a capsized boat on your first day of class! These fun vessels bring you close to the water, allowing you to feel how the waves and wind affect the boat immediately. An added bonus to this 15 hour course is the thrill of getting wet while recreating on Lake Champlain.

Adult Keelboat Class
If you have never experienced big boat sailing or enjoy the more relaxed side of the sport, then keelboats are the right boat for you. Unlike the dinghy course you will be in a boat with several adults and an instructor, all learning how to sail together. Everyone will have an opportunity to trim sails, steer the boat, and approach a mooring. This 15 hour keelboat class gives you more time to observe your peers at work and take in the sights and sounds of Lake Champlain.

Youth Camp
If you have a child in your life interested in sailing, Lake Champlain, or getting outside this summer then we have a camp for them! Children aged 6-16 can experience a variety of sailing and water sport activities in the Burlington Bay. We also have partner camps so kids can experience multiple activities in the same week!

The Fine Print:
Certificates are non-refundable and valid for 2023 season.
You can purchase online below or over the phone by calling 802-864-2499.
Certificates will be sent USPS to the address you provide.
We are happy to send a message with your gift!
Please include instructions in the “notes” section of the checkout page.

$16.00 Hour Long Paddle Rental

$32.00 2 Hour Paddle or Two Person 1 hour Paddle

$50.00 First Sail

$70.00 1 Hour Private Dinghy Lesson

$120.00 1 Hour Private Group Lesson for 3

$335.00 Adult Dinghy Class

$360.00 Adult Keelboat Class

$100.00 $100 Gift Certificate

$430.00 Youth Camp

$64.00 4 Hours of Paddle Rental

$100.00 Two First Sail Tickets