Minnetonka Students Earn State and Regional Fall Sailing Titles

High school sailing fall season is off and running! Minnetonka High School sailors have earned two titles in recent regattas:

  • Jacob Zils (’23) placed first at the MISSA (Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association) MN Singlehanded State Tournament Regatta September 7 in a Laser radial rig. [Results]
  • Four MHS sailors earned a 1st Place Team finish and 1st Place Division A last weekend at the MISSA (Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association) Girls’ Great Lakes District Championship in Grosse Point, MI. Sailors Lucia Loosbrock (’21), Katie Hanley (’22), Emma Komis (’22) and Carmen Lineer (’22) qualified to compete at the PCISA (Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association) Girls Invitational in San Diego, CA, October 19-20. [Results]

This weekend, several of our sailors will participate in the 2019 MISSA Singlehanded Championship in Wayzata, qualifier for the ISSA (Interscholastic Sailing Association) Cressy Singlehanded National Championship in Santa Barbara, CA, November 2-3.

Minnetonka Qualifies for High School Nationals

Our Minnetonka High School Sailing Team finished 1st overall in Pewaukee, WI  April 28-29th. This result qualified the team for Mallory Nationals in Seabrook, TX. Congratulations sailors, we are proud of you!

High School Sailing Season Starts March 13, 2018

The ice may not be out on Lake Minnetonka, but we’re gearing up for the start of the 2018 Spring sailing season already. Dryland practice for MHS sailors starts on Tuesday, March 13. Following are some additional details:

Start of Spring Dryland Training

Tuesday, March 13th from 3:00 – 5:00pm – Pagel Center (Tuesday & Thursdays)

Complete the following online registrations prior to March 13th to remain eligible for practice.

If you are a middle school sailor interested in joining the MHS High School Sailing Team this spring, please reach out to the coaching staff prior to registering online.

Left Turn Indoor Sailing Championship Recap

Congratulations to David Carlson and Ned Chapman, who took first and second place at the first annual Left Turn Indoor Sailing Championship in February. This fun event was open to LMSS sailors, MYC members and their families. Sailors had a chance to reconnect with their LMSS friends and try their hand at indoor model boat racing during the long winter off-season. Big thanks to the Brave New Workshop and the Sweeney family for hosting!

 

US Sailing STEM Program Starts in July!

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This year, we’ve added new STEM curriculum from US Sailing to our two-week Recreational Camp sessions.

Our goal is to foster an interest in these subjects through inquiry-based learning, structured around sailing. Sailors ages 10-16 who register for sessions 4 & 5 will participate in hands-on learning opportunities, exploring innovative fields of study like physics, marine biology, and engineering.

 

These new lessons will be integrated throughout our normal sailing instruction and camp activities. With the help of our US Sailing certified staff, sailors will discover how classroom concepts apply to real-world experiences. Topics include: wind, weather, lift, buoyancy, simple machines, marine debris, conservation biology, and more.

Area K Junior Championship, July 18 – 21

LMSS is excited to host the 2017 Area K Junior Championship! Registration is open and can be found online here: https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registration_form.php?regatta_id=14914

The Notice of Race can be found online here: https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/regatta_uploads/14914/2017NoRAreaKChampionships.pdf

The regatta fact sheet can be found here: http://lmss.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Area-K-Regatta-Fact-Sheet.pdf 

Additional meal packages, apparel, and clinic registrations can be purchased via square: https://squareup.com/store/lake-minnetonka-sailing-school

Join LMSS at the Lakefront Luau July 22nd!

Be sure to join us at LMSS on Saturday, July 22nd for a fun night of dinner and dancing under the stars! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-minnetonka-sailing-schools-2017-lakefront-luau-celebration-fundraiser-tickets-35696306614

TCYS 2017 Schedule

The Twin Cities Youth Sailing (TCYS) summer schedule is official, mark your calendar!

Jun 16th – LMSS, Bradley Robinson Victory
Jun 23rd – WBSS, Manitou Days
Jun 30th – SCSS, River Run
Jul 14th – LCSS, City of Lakes
Jul 21st – Opti Only @ Harriet
Jul 28th – 420 Only @ WCSC, Dan Shinozaki
Aug 4th – WCSC, Mike Plant

Hosting US Sailing Area K Qualifier Sears, Bemis, & Smythe

LMSS is excited to announce that we have been awarded the bid to host the US Sailing Area K Qualifier for the Sears, Bemis, and Smythe trophies. We are looking forward to welcoming sailors from across the Midwest to this event July 18 – 21st.

http://www1.ussailing.org/Calendar/Pf.aspx?gid=22

Buy Your Tickets Today for the LMSS Lakefront Luau Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the LMSS Lakefront Luau Fundraiser, taking place on Saturday, July 23 on Lighthouse Island. The evening includes dinner and drinks, a silent auction and entertainment by a steel drum band. Click here now to buy your tickets.