Windsong was incorporated in 1987 as an economical alternative to often expensive commercial sailing schools. The school was founded through support from the community adult education center in DeKalb County. The first classes were conducted on the DeKalb County Community College main campus and later at the North Campus as well. The affordable programs were so successful that the following year additional class locations were added at the DeKalb Area Technical and Georgia State University campuses.
In 1989 Windsong became Atlanta's first American Sailing Association (A.S.A.) education and certification recreational facility. In 1992 Windsong became approved as a United States Department National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chart Agent. In 1993 Windsong, previously based on Lake Lanier, added a sailing facility on Lake Allatoona.
That same year the Boat Owners Association of the United States (Boat U.S.) appointed Windsong as a Cooperating Group per contract accord. By the end of '93 Windsong was under contract to provide all sailing instruction throughout Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Hall county parks and recreation centers, which represented the 5 county metropolitan area surrounding Atlanta. In 1994 Windsong became one of North America's ten founding charter members of the U.S. Sailing Association commercial sailing division.
Over the years, Windsong's success has been credited to the friendly personal staff and professional manner in which it conducts business. The founder is still actively involved today and his presence and values exist through all aspects of the school's activities.
Windsong's ASA Sailing Instructions, cruises, clinics and fun sails continue to be sponsored by the parks and recreation service, community adult education centers, marinas and sailing centers throughout the surrounding counties ensuring you a comprehensive collection of quality programs at attractive prices.
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