Southwest Sailboat Racing Club
What is it? The Southwest sailboat-racing club has both a fall and spring season. The sailing team accepts everyone from expert sailors to those who have never been on a boat. The goal of the team is to develop an understanding of sailing fundamentals, racing strategies, and a general enjoyment of sailing. Sailors who have progressed to racing level can compete weekly in local and/or regional regattas while earning a varsity letter. The sailing team uses 420s, which are a 2-person boat. Come with a partner or get paired up with a similarly skilled sailor at the club.
Who is it for? Any 8th through 12th grade student can join. Sign up individually and be paired with another sailor, or gather a team from your school. Sailing experience is helpful but a desire to sail is the only requirement.
Where? Calhoun Yacht Club, 3010 E. Calhoun Pkwy. Located at the Northeast corner of Lake Calhoun next to Tin Fish restaurant.
What are we going
to sail? The 420 is the hottest boat in youth sailing, measuring 14 feet long and weighing 260 pounds. It carries a mainsail and jib, and is very responsive and fun to sail. Club 420s are raced in local, national, and world championships at the high school and collegiate levels. You will sail on Lake Calhoun, Lake Minnetonka, and White Bear Lake against other high school sailors. You can even compete in local and national regattas.
How to register? Fill out the form below or in the side bar of this page and send it to:
SW Sailboat Racing Club
2704 Ewing Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Larry Salzman - registration questions
Peter Rummel - coaching questions
2012 fall Sailing Schedule
conference regatta 3
manuals and guidlines