The WBSS Learn to Race classes are designed to be the perfect bridge for sailors who have completed our Fundamentals and/or Reacher sessions and want to further their sailing their skills and learn the basics of racing in a moderately competitive environment. Along with understanding the importance of working within a team atmosphere, students will be introduced to a the skills and techniques need to sail around a race course such as: how to start, proper sail trim, body positioning in the boat, how to read the wind, and the basic rules of racing. On certain Friday’s throughout each session, sailors are encouraged participate in a local Twin Cities Youth Sailing (TCYS) regattas. Boats are provided during class and daily charters($25/day) are available for regattas.

Ages 12 - 17

Must have completed C420 Fundamentals or equivalent and has an interest in learning the basics of racing. This program requires a solid understanding of C420 sailing and provides students with an introduction to racing.

Throughout each session, coaches will cover all aspects of racing on and off the water during practices and sailors will have the option to travel and compete in local Twin Cities Youth Sailing (TCYS) events that take place during on Fridays throughout the summer. Boats are provided during practice but for regattas that take place off the lake, sailors will need to charter a boat. Please contact WBSS waterfront director for more details on chartering a boat.

2-Week sessions. Monday - Thursday

Session Dates No Class Days Times Fee # of Classes
CLR1 – C420 Learn to Race 06/12-06/29 Monday - Thursday 3:00pm-5:30pm $415 12 (+ 2 TCYS Regattas)
CLR2 – C420 Learn to Race 07/03-07/20 07/04 Monday - Thursday 3:00pm-5:30pm $415 11 (+ 2 TCYS Regattas)
CLR3 – C420 Learn to Race 07/24-08/10 Monday - Thursday 3:00pm-5:30pm $415 12 (+ 2 TCYS Regattas)
CLR4 – C420 Learn to Race 08/14-08/24 Monday - Thursday 3:00pm-5:30pm $295 8