Minnesota Sailing Clubs
The Calhoun Yacht Club is located at the Northeast corner of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN. CYC has promoted Sailing in the City for more than 100 years and conducts races for 4 types of sailboats – C Scows, 420’s, Lasers and Optimists – several days a week, from May through September.
Fleets: C Scow C Scows make up the largest and most competitive fleet at Calhoun Yacht Club. These powerful 20-footers carry a skipper and crew, and sometimes a third (known in the trade as Rail Meat) in heavy air. Laser The Laser Class is the largest one-design class in the world. The Laser is a quick, responsive single-hander. The boat is lightweight, easy to rig and to trailer. Used Lasers can be had for under $2000. Club 420 Calhoun Yacht Club and the Lake Calhoun Sailing School began racing Club 420s in 2001.
The Club 420 is used in high school and college racing at schools throughout the US. Lake Calhoun Sailing School sponsors high school teams in the spring and fall. Optimist The Optimist Dinghy, or just Opti to insiders, provides a safe but challenging place for kids to learn to sail and race. Keelboats (PHRF) CYC has established a keelboat fleet for the first time in 2009.
Duluth Yacht Club Fleet: Sir Ben Model: Erickson 32 Cruiser Big Bird Model: Erickson 32 Stellar Jay Model: J22 Neverland Model: C&C 30 MKI Perserverance Model: Tanzer 22 Polar Bear Model: Olson 30 Taku Model: Catalina 25 Captain Cool Model: Heritage 1-ton Passage Model: Beneteau 40 Scoundrel Model: San Juan 24 Zipper Model: Ultimate 20 151 Model: J24 Hot Rod Model: J24 Mustang Sally Too Model: Tripp 33 Model: J92 DYC PHRF: 105 Otter Model: Ultimate 20 Papa Gaucho Model: J35 Bigger Juan Model: San Juan 28 Golden Draft Model: Scampi 30 Rapture Model: Schock New York 36 and many, many more!
The Gull Lake Yacht Club is a private, non-profit organization located on the eastern shores of Gull Lake. The club, founded in 1947, provides a variety of boating and social activities for its members.
Beautiful Lake Harriet, nestled in South Minneapolis, one of the chain of lakes in the highly acclaimed Minneapolis park system, is the place to be for sailing fun. From the first week in May through mid-September, Lake Harriet Yacht Club (LHYC) sponsors regattas, weekly club sailboat races, Wednesday night races, as well as seminars for sailors of all skill levels.
LHYC currently has MC and M16 fleets racing on the lake in club races. The MC has proven to be a very popular boat and LHYC has one of the largest fleets of MCs in the area. The M16 fleet, while not as large, has been a mainstay on the lake for many years. The club also sponsors Spring and Fall Regattas and invites and hosts races for C boats, X boats, and, on occasion – Lasers, in addition to MCs and M16s.
In August 1882, the Minnetonka Yacht Club by-laws and sailing rules were drawn up at Lookout Point. Starting with 25 members, the sailing was social and easy going. Within 5 years, the fleet and membership had more than doubled.
Today, the club has over 500 members and hosts the A, E, C, M17, MC, Yngling, J22, Laser, X, Optimist, Open Fleet, and Classic Boats.
The Twin Cities Sailing Club (TCSC) welcomes adults of all sailing abilities from beginners to experienced sailors and offers a great opportunity to sail regularly during the summer on beautiful Lake Harriet (map) and Lake Calhoun (map) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our fleet is available to all members for instruction, racing and recreational sailing and include DaySailer II, Catalina 16.5, MC Scow, C Scow, Precision and M16 Scow.