It’s time for our annual fundraisers!!

Next year marks 50 years LMSS has provided outstanding training, and an engaging camp experience for sailors on Lighthouse Island. We’ve hosted students of all ages and abilities – from beginners to competitive sailors, training them to achieve their goals as individuals and teammates, all while emphasizing safety and skill development for a lifetime of sailing. LMSS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

This year we have TWO summer fundraisers to help support LMSS! 

Lake Minnetonka Sailing School Island Barbecue

We’re back in person this year Saturday, August 7 on Lighthouse Island! In addition to Southern-style BBQ, Beverages, and Music we’ll host a silent auction preceding the event August 1-August 6. Funds raised will help us add three new C420s to our current fleet. This event is for adults 21+.

To purchase tickets and preview items, visit:

Donations Welcome!
Donations now being accepted on our fundraising platform, Handbid:

DESKTOP: visit our event site

  • Register for the eventand select “donate an item” (to the left, as you scroll down the event page)
  • Fill out fields and upload photo(s)

APP: download the Handbid app and register

  • Search “LMSS” to find our online auction
  • Swipe to click on “get bidding”
  • On main page click red “admin” button, then “add item”
  • Fill out fields and upload photo(s)

All funds raised for LMSS help maintain and sustain programming, fleets and facilities for future generations. Any amount helps, thank you!

Sponsor a Sailor

During the month of July, students have been “fun-raising” on behalf of LMSS, winning fun prizes as various levels! It’s not too late…

  • SAILORS: Create an account by clicking “Become a Fundraiser” on the bottom of the landing page, set up an account and share with friends and family
  • DONORS: Click on donate, and select a sailor from the drop down menu