The National Sailing Club will start its camps in Lago Mar


Over 60 ships are part of the sailing club, and it cost approximately $ 500,000 to build the dock system, boat launch and janitorial area that make up the facility. (Courtesy of The Lagoon Development Company)

Both aspiring and seasoned sailors can now practice their skills on the waters of Texas City’s Crystal Lagoons amenity.

The National Sailing Club opened in Lago Mar, the planned community that is also home to Lagoonfest Texas, located at Exit 17 along I-45, in late July, according to a press release from The Lagoon Development Company. Interested sailors can join the club during a Reduced price $ 25 per month until the end of the year.

More than 60 ships are part of the sailing club, and it cost about $ 500,000 to build the dock system, boat launch and janitorial area that make up the facility, said the CEO of the company, Uri Man. The first sailing camp for ages 8-14 takes place September 27-29 and costs $ 300.

Man said Community impact journal in August that the addition of the club will offer the public new experiences in a safe environment and boost tourism in the region. The club was opened to provide access to sailing lessons, sailboat rentals, kayaking and paddleboard rentals, he said.

“We bring tourism from all over Houston and beyond,” Man said. “It’s important for the region, because it brings more business. “

Lago Mar is partnering with two hotels, both located within 5 miles of the lagoon, to offer discounted rates to out of town guests. These guests often frequent local restaurants and stores, shop at Tangier outlets down the road, shop for souvenirs at Texas City Buc-ee, or take a road trip to Galveston, Man said.

Private sailing lessons range from one hour to three hours of instruction. There are also camps for children and adolescents – where Man said participants specifically learn how to use sailboats safely – as well as adult learning to sail group lessons and other themed clinics. Private lessons start at $ 100 and prices for other activities vary.

By perimeter, the lagoon is the largest of its kind in the country. This makes it the perfect size for water sports of all types, Man said, including the addition of regattas and sailing races in the future. The club is also working to add events to a social calendar for members only.

Learning to navigate in a lagoon environment can also help allay safety concerns, he added, as learners don’t have to worry about marine life, big waves or rip currents as they do. would do when teaching in open water.

“It’s a pretty unique opportunity to see families learning to use water sports equipment,” said Man, noting how gratifying it is to see smiles on the faces of children and parents. “These types of memories and bonding experiences are irreplaceable memories.”

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