Students in the teen sailing class sail Sunfish sailboats July 20, 2016, at the Turner Sailing Center. Photo by Mike Clark

The John R. Turney Sailing Center, located at the south end of Chautauqua’s grounds, offers week-long sailing classes to children and adults ages 8 and up, as well as boat rentals and private lessons. Many of the instructors are college-aged sailors who grew up sailing on Chautauqua Lake. The sails of boats launched from the center can be seen on the water from vantage points around Chautauqua Lake.