Race Team Meeting

Ready to get your summer started? Join us at Minnetonka Yacht Club (Carson’s Bay Facility), Tuesday, March 19
Join us for informational meetings to learn more about Race Team sailing at LMSS:
• 6:30pm: Opti Race Team
• 7:15pm: X Boat Race Team
• 8:00pm: 420 Race Team

New sailors and families welcome! We will cover Race Team expectations, schedule, local and regional travel opportunities, registration and more. We hope to see you there.

Questions? Email Jess Haverstock, Director

We’re Hiring!

The Lake Minnetonka Sailing School is looking to assemble a highly qualified staff that will keep the mission and purpose of the school as a top priority. Safety is of utmost importance, and LMSS is always searching for dedicated, hard working, and energetic employees. We are currently accepting employment applications for the following:

Full-Time Race Team Director

LMSS is seeking a full-time, year-round, Race Team Director. This position will report to the Executive Director and will collaboratively lead the Sailing School, events, programs, race teams and regattas. Learn more about this position: LMSS Race Team Director Position.

Summer Seasonal Team

LMSS is dedicated to providing top-notch instruction throughout our spring, summer, and fall programs. Whether you are a returning staff member or a new face to LMSS, we would love to hear from you about your 2019 plans.

Apply today, or contact Jess Haverstock for more information.

Summer 2019 TCYS Schedule

The Twin Cities Youth Sailing (TCYS) 2019 summer schedule is official. Mark your calendars!

Jun 14 – Manitou Days, White Bear Sailing School
Jun 28 – Brad Robinson Victory, Lake Minnetonka Sailing School
Jul 12 – City of Lakes, Minneapolis Sailing Center
Jul 19 – River Run, Saint Croix Sailing School
Aug 2 – Mike Plant Regatta, Wayzata Community Sailing Center

Additional summer regattas worth noting on your calendar

Jun 17-18 – US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival, Wayzata Community Sailing Center
Jul 17-19 – US Sailing Area K, TBD
Jul 25-27 – ILYA X Inland, Minnetonka Yacht Club
Jul 29-30 – ILYA Opti Inland, White Bear Sailing School

Registration Now Open for 2019 Season

Register today! LMSS offers classes for children ages 6 – 18, of all abilities. U.S. Sailing accredited, we emphasize safety and skills development for a lifetime of sailing.

Visit our home page for details, and to select a program and session this summer for your sailor!

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.