Hobie Sailing Kayak Clinic

Hobie Sailing Kayak Clinic

When: June 24, July 29, August 26, 1-4pm, Hobie Sailing Kayak Clinic starts at 2 p.m. and meets at Elk Lake’s Little Fawn Boat Ramp.

Cost: $75 for a 3-hour clinic

Where: Little Fawn Campground, Elk Lake. From Bend, travel 35.5 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 1.7 miles east on Forest Road 4625


Have you always dreamed of learning to sail? Imagine gliding through the refreshing waters of an alpine lake with only the wind propelling you forward and Mount Bachelor or South Sister framed perfectly in the distance. Learn to sail this summer with Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe on Elk Lake, one of Central Oregon’s most picturesque bodies of water.

Tumalo Creek has a fleet of both tandem and solo Hobie Adventure Island Sailing Kayaks. These are simple, stable single-sail vessels with floating amas (outriggers) on either side. This means there is practically zero chance of flipping and beginners can enjoy the freedom of sailing with just a few minutes of instruction.

Tumalo Creek guides and instructors are American Canoe Association (ACA) certified and have been guiding on the Deschutes and other rivers for decades.

Note: Please call the shop directly for reservations occurring 24 hours or less from class start date, 541.317.9407.  Minimum enrollment needs can periodically result in course rescheduling.

What to bring:

  • Sneakers, river shoes, or wetsuit booties
  • Sunglasses with Croakies or Chums
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sun hat, rain hat or fleece hat
  • Synthetic top and bottom (weather dependent)
  • Raincoat and rain pants (weather dependent)
  • Swimsuit
  • Water bottle

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at Tumalo Creek and other local retailers.

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