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Come sail on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore! This program allows for a wide range of abilities to harness the power of the wind on beautiful Lake Tahoe. All skill levels are welcome – from a first time experience to learning how to sail independently. Lessons will consist of learning basic water safety, boating skills, tacking, jibing, rigging, and much more!

2024 Schedule & Rates

Please click the dropdown menu below to learn more about our specific sailing offerings.

All sailing programs can be adapted for anyone who fits our essential eligibility criteria. Age limits can be adjusted on a case-by-case basis.

If cost is a barrier to your ability to participate with Achieve Tahoe, please apply for Financial Assistance.

SICKNESS POLICY: For the protection of staff, volunteers and all other participants, we ask that anyone who has or exhibits any of the following please refrain from participating in our programs or activities:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Lice
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Chicken Pox
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Any other contagious illnesses/diseases including influenza or COVID-19

    Many of our participants have compromised immune systems, and exposure to viral and/or bacterial infection could have serious consequences. If Achieve Tahoe determines that a participant is too sick to participate, parents or emergency contacts of that person will be notified and are responsible for pick-up within a reasonable time-period.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please give notice of cancellation at least 24 hours in advance to receive an Achieve Tahoe credit, which can be used towards any future Achieve Tahoe Program.  

If you are sick, or feeling sick, please contact Achieve Tahoe to cancel your reservation as far in advance as possible, and before the start of the program. In the case of illness, you can either:

  • Request a credit, which can be used towards any future Achieve Tahoe Program
  • Request a refund, minus at 15% processing fee.

Essential Eligibility Criteria for Participation

For the health and safety of our community, in order to participate in the Achieve Tahoe Sailing Program, a participant must meet the criteria listed below.

  • Participant is able to turn face-up from a face-down floating position in the water, while wearing an approved personal flotation device.
  • If the participant has had a traumatic injury, or surgery/medical treatments that affected your activities of daily living in the past 12 months, they can only participate with a doctor’s release.
  • If help is needed with bladder or bowel routine, feeding tube, or administering prescription medications, a care provider or family member will be present to assist.
  • Participant must be able to breathe independently without any medical devices that sustain breathing.
  • For participants with Down Syndrome, the participant must have been examined by a physician for Neurologic Symptoms of Atlantoaxial Instability, found the symptoms to be absent, and has been cleared to participate in high risk sports.

Location for Sailing

The Sailing program launches out of Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, CA.

Please complete and return the following forms to sign up for Sailing.

  1. Participant Information Form
  2. Liability Releases 1, 2, 3, and 4

Once you have completed all your forms, you will be able to sign up over the phone starting April 24, 2024.

Please contact us at (530)581-4161 x6 or [email protected] with for more information.

If cost is a barrier to your ability to participate with Achieve Tahoe, please apply for financial assistance.

This program was made possible by a grant from the Tahoe Truckee Airport District.

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