FAQS

What am I required to bring to my sailing lesson?

- A Positive Attitude!

- A Water Bottle

- Waterproof Sun block

- A Towel

- A Hat

- Polarized Sunglasses

- Closed toe water shoes

- Sailing Gloves (optional)

- Valid Form of ID

- Printed & Signed Liability waiver

- Printed E-mail Receipt

- Life jackets will be provided by Trisum Sailing, sizes youth small to adult 3XL, feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

  •       Helmets (optional, always recommended for special needs sailors)
  •       Bathing Suit (optional)
  •       Change of Clothes
  •       Wearing light breathable clothes is suggested
  •       Be prepared to get wet!  Not Guaranteed, but just in case

Am I required to know how to swim?

Yes. Although life jackets will be provided, every sailor should know how to swim without the use of a life jacket in case of an emergency.  Safety first.

Are we allowed to bring guests to the sailing lesson?

All are welcome at Boerne City Lake Park.  Guests will not be allowed to participate in Trisum Sailing activities.  Guests are allowed all the privileges and amenities that are included in the admission price per vehicle in the park.  These amenities include open swimming, recreational boating (electric motor only), camping, BBQ pits, picnic tables, volleyball court, restrooms, and a wonderful disk golf coarse.   

Is there a weight limit per sailor?

In order to maintain everyone’s safety, sailors should be partnered proportionally and should not exceed an individual weight of 350lbs.  Regardless of weight, every sailor should be able to move back and forth between the port side and the starboard side while in the boat and be able to swim at least 20 yards with a life jacket on if necessary. 

What are acceptable forms of I.D.?

Valid Forms of ID include:

  • State ID card
  • Drivers License
  • School ID
  • Passport 

Where do we meet for the sailing lessons?

We will meet at the scheduled time at the Boerne City Lake Park in Boerne, TX.  There will be a sign at the entrance pointing towards the left side of the park towards the boat ramp and dock.  The class room will be set up near the dock and can be identified by another “Trisum” sign.  Please be on time.

Boerne City Lake Park Meeting Location:

  • Will vary based on availability ( near launch ramp )
  • Follow Trisum Signage
  • Sailboats on or by the dock (next to the boat launch ramp)

Is there an Entrance Fee for the Boerne City Lake?

Yes, The Boerne City Lake Park charges admission to the park for all events.  The price varies with weekdays, weekends and holidays and can be checked on the Boerne City Lake website link. 

What if I already took Sailing 101 and 202 and want to continue taking lessons?

You may take Sailing 101 and 202 as many times as you like, you can sign up for private lessons, you can gather a group and do continued group lessons, or rent a boat for the day.

Do you have discounts if I sign up for several classes?

Yes, please contact Trisum Sailing for more information.

Are there restrooms at the Boerne City Lake location? 

Yes, The Boerne City Lake Park has both Men’s and Woman’s restrooms and porta-potties throughout the park.

What happens if there is no wind, or it rains on a scheduled class day?

Notify Trisum Sailing if we have not already reached out to you.  Your lesson will be rescheduled at no cost.

Do you provide refunds?

Yes, a full refund will be provided for classes not yet taken with a min of 24hr notice before the scheduled sailing lesson.  Sorry, there are no refunds for courses taken or not completed.  We are happy to reschedule your lesson or you may gift your unused lesson to someone else.  Please notify Trisum Sailing if you are gifting your class with your information and that of the person you are giving it to a minimum of 24hrs before the scheduled lesson.

May I purchase a class as a gift?

Great gift idea! Yes, please go to the calendar section of our page (include link) and order as usual.  During the check out process, please select the gift option.

Do you have gift certificates?

Yes, you may purchase a gift certificate using

What if I would like to form my own group for the group lessons?

Please reach out to us via phone or e-mail and we will either use a pre-existing date on our calendar or discuss your date of interest and open a Reserved Group Lesson under your name.

What if the date I am interested in not available on the Trisum Sailing Calendar?

If we do not currently show multiple classes on that date, please send us an e-mail and if possible we will open up a class for you and you may register online.

What is the minimum age requirement for lessons?

The minimum age requirement for individual sailors is 10 years of age, with proper adult supervision.  Private sailing lessons are available for the entire family.

What is the minimum age requirement for special needs sailors?

This will be discussed on an individual basis with the sailor’s caretaker(s).

How do I sign up for a Special Needs Class?

Contact us via phone or E-mail us and we will open up a special needs private or group lesson upon request.

Is there any additional equipment required for the special needs sailors?

Depends on the individual needs, abilities and limitations of the special sailors.  Helmets are optional in addition to other items on the “What to Bring” list.