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.

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!

2013 Twin Cities Youth Sailing Schedule

Twin Cities Youth Sailing (TCYS) is a volunteer, non-profit organization of youth-sailing supporters committed to providing yacht racing for young sailors in the Twin Cities area.
LMSS encourages our Learn to Race sailors to attend these events throughout the summer. As sailors advance into the Intermediate and Advanced Race Teams, ALL classes will take place at TCYS on Fridays.
TWIN CITIES YOUTH SAILING – 2013 ScheduleJun 14 – Wayzata Community Sailing Center, Mike Plant
Jun 21 – St. Croix Sailing School, River Run
Jun 28 – White Bear Sailing School, Manitou Days
Jul 12 – Lake Harriet, Optimist Only
Jul 19 – Lake Calhoun Sailing School, City of Lakes
Jul 26 – Wayzata Community Sailing Center, 420 Only – Dan Shinozaki
Aug 2 – Lake Minnetonka Sailing School, Deephaven Centennial

*Please note the change in dates from the 2013 LMSS Program