Adult Sailing Instruction & Family Sails

In collaboration with Bloomington Parks and Recreation, the Lake Monroe Sailing Association offers a variety of opportunities for those interested in exploring the joy of sailing on Lake Monroe.  Visit the Bloomington Parks and Recreation website to register for sailing instruction at LMSA.

Friends and Family Sails

Experience with your friends and family the exhilaration of gliding across Lake Monroe in a sailboat skippered by a skilled sailor. Bald eagle and other wildlife sightings are frequent highlights! Outings available for groups of 2 to 4 people/boat. E-mail or call the LMSA Facility Manager at 812-824-4611 with questions or to schedule a personalized outing.

 Adult Sailing Small Boat – US Sailing

This two-day class offers a simple and inexpensive way to get started in sailing. Successful completion qualifies participants to register and pay for a one-day US Sailing Certification skills test that, when passed, provides sailors access to LMSAs community sailing program fleet of small boats. You can also schedule a personal Small Boat Sailing lesson that fits your schedule. E-mail to schedule a lesson, then register for this program through Bloomington Parks and Recreation website (or 812-349-3700). For questions about this program contact or call the LMSA Facility Manager at 812-824-4611.  

Adult Sailing Keelboat – American Sailing Association

LMSA offers ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing. In this class, you will 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. Visit our page at the American Sailing Association website for more information.