Dear WBSS Sailors,

As we prepare for the 2017 sailing season, the sailing school is going through a transition in leadership. Our long time Waterfront Director, Nick Hovland, has accepted a position as the director of a junior sailing program in Macatawa Bay, Michigan, and will no longer be running our programs. We are excited for Nick, as he takes on a new challenge in his life, and looks ahead to these new opportunities.

While the WBSS Board of Directors conducts a search for a new Waterfront Director, we want to reassure you that our 2017 programs will go on unchanged. Many of our talented instructors have committed to coming back to teach this summer, and we are already in the process of interviewing and hiring more qualified coaches and instructors to join our staff.

The biggest change that Nick’s departure has affected, is a delay in online registration, and updated class schedules and prices on the website. Spring High School registration is now open, and our summer class registration will be up by the end of March.

If you have emailed Nick or sent an inquiry through the website, you should be receiving a response from me soon. My apologies for any delays in response time.

Thank you for your patience as we continue through this transition. And please continue to send your questions to sailwbss@gmail.com, I will try to respond in a timely fashion.

The sailing school has always grown and changed with each change in leadership. We are excited to see what the next chapter has in store for us, as we search for a new leader to take the helm of our beloved sailing school.

See you on the water soon,

Mark Dunsworth

President | White Bear Sailing School

Executive Officer | White Bear Yacht Club Sailing Division

The White Bear Sailing School is an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to introduce people to the lifelong sport of sailing by engaging in activities that foster the legacy, skills, and art of sailing through education, competition and fun with programs for all ages.  We strive to provide all of our students with a fun and safe leaning environment that offers a broad exposure to the sport of sailing. We do this by offering instruction for children, teens, and adults of all levels, from beginning sailing through advanced racing.  

Our staff of US Sailing certified instructors shall provide a curriculum with current and effective techniques to create skilled and confident youths who will respect others, care for their equipment, and be willing to help fellow sailors on and off the water. All of our students, whether their interest is in racing or cruising around for fun, should emerge with an enhanced sense of self-reliance, knowledge of seamanship, and a solid foundation in the sport of sailing.  If you have any questions feel free to email us at sailwbss@gmail.com or call 651-429-8395.



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