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!

Summer 2018 TCYS Regatta Schedule

The Twin Cities Youth Sailing (TCYS) summer schedule is official. Mark your calendars!

Jun 15 – Dan Shinozaki (420 Only) at Wayzata Community Sailing Center

Jun 22 – Brad Robinson Victory at Lake Minnetonka Sailing School

Jun 29 – Manitou Days at White Bear Sailing School

Jul 13 – Optimist Regatta (Opti Only) at Lake Harriet

Jul 20 – City of Lakes at Lake Calhoun Sailing School

Jul 27 – River Run at St. Croix Sailing School

Aug 3 – Mike Plant at Wayzata Community Sailing Center

LMSS Adds New Class for 13 – 16 Year Old Age Group

It is never too late to start sailing! Our NEW one-week, half-day classes for teens aged 13 to 16 are geared towards new athletes, looking to fast track themselves into the sport of sailing. This small group training will provide the necessary skills for your student to feel confident and comfortable out on the water sailing by the end of their session. In addition to learning sailing fundamentals, they will be introduced to general racing concepts. If you are thinking about joining the sailing team at school, this class is a great way to smoothly transition into our Fall and Spring High School sailing programs.

The class meets from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m., Monday – Friday throughout the summer. Visit the Recreational Camp page for available sessions and to register.

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.

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