Sailing on Lake Dillon
Windrider of the Rockies is located in the Frisco Bay Marina in Frisco. Windrider offers lessons, tours and rentals on sailboats, windriders and paddle boats, but before we get any further, we’ll discuss what a windrider is!
Basically, a windrider looks like a canoe with sails, they have little side buoys for balance and can get going pretty fast on the water. Another description is “armchair” sailing because of the foot pedal steering and the comfortable steering and many of drink holders. Windrider of the Rockies has two different kinds of windriders, one that seats 2 and one that seats 4. The prices range depending on the size of the boat and how much time you want to spend out on the water. For the small boat for 2 hours, the rate is $65 and for 4 hours it is $90, the 4 person boat ranges from $120-$160. If you do not know how to sail, WotR offers lessons on sailing and operating the boat. Windrider also offers the American Sailing Association Certification and you can sign up for basic keelboat 101 and become a certified sailor in no time!
In addition to the windriders, Wind Riders of the Rockies offers rentals and lessons on sailboats and paddle boats. Windrider’s offers four different sailboats all ranging in size and capacity. All of them feature a large cockpit, cabin, furling jib, wing and fixed keel, outboard motors and coolers to make it a great day on the water! The boats tend to hold between 6 and 8 people and range from about 17 to 22 feet; they also offer lessons on sailing these boats and the ASA certification if you are looking to spend a lot of time on the water. The prices range from $105 to $185 depending on the vessel and length you are out on the water. Wind Riders of the Rockies. also has paddleboats!
If sailing Lake Dillon isn’t your thing, try a leisurely stroll around Frisco Bay in a paddleboat. Their little paddle boats can hold 2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults. The rate is $25 for 1 ½ hours. It’s a great way to see the lake and the mountains and you can get some exercise out of the experience!
Windrider of the Rockies also offers a Team Building program which can accommodate large groups; which can be great for family outings, company team builders, or family reunion activities. Reservations must be made in order to participate. You can visit their website at www.windrider.us and put in a reservation request to which they will contact you to hammer out the details.