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LMSS Fall Team Racing

LMSS is offering a Fall Team Race Series on Monday nights. This series is open to sailors of any age range (including students and adults) interested in competitive team racing in the 420. Create your team of six (three skippers and three crew) and sign up for one round-robin of racing.

Teams are reserved by paying a $60 entry fee for each Monday night event. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees are refundable if races are cancelled due to storms and/or no breeze. Sailors will be responsible for distributing team fees ($10/sailor). 

All participants must complete an LMSS waiver to be eligible to race. Capacity is limited to six teams per night. Team arrivals will be staggered to coincide with flight times. The first racing flight starts at 4:30pm; no flight will start after 7pm.

Click on a date for team registration: September 21, September 28, October 5 and October 12.

NEW Learn to Sail Classes for Fall 2020

Looking for an introduction to the sport of sailing? LMSS is offering an abbreviated learn-to-sail class for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. These sessions are not affiliated with middle and high school sailing. The class capacity will be limited to 10 sailors. Register today.

Recreational Sailing Grades 6 – 8
Double-handed Hartley 12 Sailboat
Tuesday – Friday, 4:30pm – 7pm 
Cost: $195*
 Session 01 – Sept 7 – 10 (Tu – Th *$145)
Session 02 – Sept 14 – 18
Session 03 – Sept 21 – 25
Session 04 – Sept 29 – Oct 2
Recreational Sailing Grades 9 – 12
Double-handed 420 Sailboat
Tuesday – Friday, 4:00pm – 6:30pm 
Cost: $195*
Session 01 – Sept 7 – 10 (Tu – Th *$145)
Session 02 – Sept 14 – 18
Session 03 – Sept 21 – 25
Session 04 – Sept 29 – Oct 2

LMSS 2020 Singlehanded Invitational

Join us! The LMSS Singlehanded Invitational Regatta, our first racing event of the summer, will be held August 5-7! Safety is our top priority at this this event, and the format has been updated accordingly:

  • Singlehanded Laser fleets race the mornings of August 5-7
  • Singlehanded Opti fleet will race the afternoons of August 6-7
  • Fleets will have staggered start times to limit interactions between sailors, staff and coaches

Please visit Clubspot for more information and to register.

Ready, Set, Race!

It may be February, but racing season never feels far away at LMSS. As a top provider of race instruction in the Midwest, our LMSS Race Teams continue to be among the most competitive in the region, and 2019 was no exception:

  • Over 75 students participated in race teams in the Opti, 420 and X Boat
  • Students raced in local and regional regattas including the TCYS (Twin Cities Youth Sailing) series, US Sailing Junior Olympics, and ILYA (Inland Lake Yachting Association) Championships on Lake Minnetonka and White Bear Lake
  • Students also traveled to events in Lake Geneva, Milwaukee and Lac La Belle, WI, and most recently, St. Petersburg, Florida!

As we gear up for another exciting racing season, we are thrilled to continue supporting our students as they reach for big dreams.

Are you ready to take the next step and give racing a try? Read our February Newsletter for all the info you need on LMSS race sessions and programs.

New sailors and families welcome! If you are interested in joining LMSS Learn to Race, or a Race Team, or have questions regarding placement please contact us.

Learn to Race + Race Teams Q&A Sessions

LMSS has a long history of providing top end racing instruction and performance for our sailors who are looking to achieve their goals and compete on local, regional and national levels. 

What’s next for your sailor? Our program is organized into three progressive tracks, each one building upon the track before it: Recreational Sailing, Learn to Race, and LMSS Race Teams. Sailors are encouraged to advance through these tracks as their skills improve.

Are you ready to take the next step and give racing a try? Join us to learn more about LMSS Race Teams: 

  • Stop by the Caribou Coffee on Minnetonka Boulevard and 101 either Wednesday, Feb 19 or Thursday, Feb 20 from 3:30-5:30 PM either day, as your schedule permits
  • Coaches will be available to answer questions and provide information on expectations, schedules, travel opportunities, registration and more
  • New sailors and families welcome!

If you are unable to attend, and are interested in joining LMSS Learn to Race, or a Race Team, or have questions regarding placement please contact us.

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