The Hammond Port Authority offers several education programs:

Sailing Classes

1.) Sail-A-Way

Sail-A-Way is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled.  Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats.  Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan.   12 hours of Instruction (six 2-hour lessons) plus books and materials are included.  Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience.  One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized.  Remember…… are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out. 

2.) Discover Sailing: A 3 hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.

3.) Re-Visit Sailing: A 4 hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills.

4.) Boat Smart: The Hammond Marina serves as the hosting site of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary’s annual clinic.

5.) How Does a Sailboat Work? Join the Marina Sailing Staff in assembling the four Hammond Marina sailboats  for the 2015 Sailing Season.

6.) Sailboat Racing: Wednesday night sailboat racing comes to the Hammond Marina in 2015! Check back for more information.


Please contact Port Authority offices at (219) 659-7678 to learn more.




The Lost Marsh Golf Course offers golf education for children and adults.

1.) The First Tee: Provides golf education for children seeking to master the links.

2.) A Golf Clinic is offered every Wednesday night for links enthusiasts looking to improve their game.

3.) Private Lessons with the Lost Marsh Pro.

For more information, please contact the Lost Marsh Pro Shop at (219) 932-4046.