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.

WCCO Spotlight on LMSS

This summer we enjoyed a visit from WCCO This Morning during their “Goin’ to the Lake” series. Catch Race Team Director Alec McKee and several of our campers in this fun segment.

Youth Training Event with Olympic Hopefuls

Join us! Youth sailors are invited to Lighthouse Island August 29, 1-4pm to listen to a Chalk Talk and participate in an informal regatta with ILYA aspiring Olympians, Harry Melges IV and Finn Rowe.

Hear how world class sailors like Harry and Finn prepare for racing, including their path to Tokyo 2020. Following the Chalk Talk, join an informal regatta featuring 5-6 short races with on the water coaching from Harry and Finn.

All Opti, X Boat and 420 sailors welcome. Regatta sailed in Optis and 420s. See flyer and link for details; event is FREE for participants.

Register today: http://bit.ly/MelgesRoweTraining.

Minnetonka Middle and High School Fall Sailing Kickoff

Join us for our fall middle and high school sailing kick-off meeting Monday, September 9, 7pm at Minnetonka High School. New sailors welcome!

We will be going over important information about the upcoming season including scheduling, team gear and volunteer opportunities. Please bring your checkbook to complete payment for team fees.

MHS Eligibility Requirements

NEW! This year we will offer a Monday night option (September 9 – 30th from 4-6pm) that will accommodate new sailors, helping them get caught up on sailing fundamentals. These is a separate class registration, see additional details here: http://lmss.us/race-teams/high-school-sailing/.

LMSS BBQ and Open Sail

All LMSS sailors are invited back out to Lighthouse Island on Monday, August 19th for an open sail and BBQ from 5:30 – 7:30pm. This is your chance to invite your friends and family, show them your sailing skills and enjoy dinner! Shuttles will be running from Park Ave & the Carson Bay Facility starting at 5:30 pm.

LMSS boats available for open sail:
Pram, Hartley 12, Opti, 420, Sonar (instructor present)

Sailors must bring their own lifejackets. All sailors 10 and under, please have a lifejacket on at all times while on Lighthouse Island. Non-LMSS friends and family members will be asked to sign a waiver prior to heading out on the water for a sail.

Menu:
Pulled pork and chicken sliders, chips, fruit, and root beer floats, $6/per person.

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JziRvoLmETVtJ9IV4KvmguKQZba7ARvbgQKUidrnvZw

Forgot something on island? Come check the lost and found!

Saturday! Lake Minnetonka Sails & Ales Craft Beer Festival

Tickets still available, or purchase at the door! Join us July 20 for the Lake Minnetonka Sails & Ales Craft Beer Festival, benefiting LMSS. Enjoy local beer tasting, a fish fry dinner, raffle, fundraiser and live music. Age 21+ event, open to the public.

Event begins at 5pm, shuttle service available beginning at 4:45pm from Deephaven Elementary School (4452 Vine Hill Road). Shuttles run all evening.

More information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-minnetonka-sails-ales-craft-beer-festival-tickets-62647632756

Sign Up for LMSS Text Alerts

LMSS offers text alerts should we need to contact you in a timely manner (e.g. weather updates or cancellations). To register, text 55222 with the following keyword as the message:

  • Keyword: LMSSCAMP for all daytime Recreational Camps: 7-9, 10-12, 13-16
  • Keyword: LMSSRACE for X, Opti, 420 Learn to Race & Race Teams

Lake Minnetonka Sails & Ales Craft Beer Festival

Tickets now available! Join us July 20 for the Lake Minnetonka Sails & Ales Craft Beer Festival, benefiting LMSS. Enjoy local beer tasting, a fish fry dinner, raffle, fundraiser and live music. Age 21+ event, open to the public.

More information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-minnetonka-sails-ales-craft-beer-festival-tickets-62647632756

High School Sailors Qualify for National Championships

Members of the Minnetonka High School Sailing Team placed first of 20 teams at the MISSA (Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association) Mallory District Qualifier — the spring co-ed fleet racing championship for Midwest High School sailing. The MHS Skippers head to the ISSA Mallory Doublehanded National Championship May 10-12 in Seattle, WA. See results.

Following the Mallory District Qualifier, Skipper sailors also won the MISSA Baker Team Race District Qualifier (in a tie-breaker/sail-off) earning a berth at ISSA Baker Team Race National Championship May 24-26 in Portland, ME, racing among the nation’s top high school sailing teams. See results.

US Sailing Instructor Certification @LMSS

Lake Minnetonka Sailing School is pleased to host upcoming US Sailing Instructor Certification sessions. If you see coaching in your future or want to become certified, consider enrollment in one of the following classes: Small Boat Instructor Level 1 (June 3-6) or Small Boat Instructor Level 2 (May 31 – June 1).

Course topics include classroom and on-the-water teaching techniques, risk management, safety issues, lesson planning, creative activities, ethical concerns, and sports physiology and psychology.

For more information and to register, visit the US Sailing Training and Certification pages on the website.