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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

The Sailing Clinic

Week 1: July 8-14, 2018

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All the fun of this class takes place on Cayuga Lake and in the beautiful facility of Cornell's sailing program. Manager Pat Crowley and director Fred DeBruyn '76 will show you landlubbers the ropes (literally!) and ways to skipper and crew on various types and sizes of sailboats. You will learn about basic aero- and hydrodynamics and practice safe, smooth sailing using tacking, jibing, right-of-way, and docking techniques. You must be able to swim. With that skill, permission to board! Facilities and equipment fee: $100.

Patrick Crowley

Pat Crowley learned how to sail when he was ten years old, and he’s been sailing and repairing boats ever since. For the past twenty years he’s been teaching sailing and managing the sailing school at Cornell’s East Shore facility... > more

Fred DeBruyn

Fred DeBruyn has been a member of the physical education staff at Cornell since 1976, with a primary focus on aquatics. A native of Milton, Massachusetts, Fred was a prep school All-America swimmer in 1972 and a varsity swimmer and... > more


Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.