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Southwest Sailboat Racing Team

What is it? The Southwest sailboat-racing team 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.  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 7th through 12th grade student can join. Sign up individually and be paired with another sailor. Sailing experience is

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helpful but a desire to sail is the only requirement. 

When? Tuesday - Thursdays from 4 - 6:30 pm  
Spring Season: April 3rd (based on ice out) to May 27th
Fall Season:  September 4th - November 1st (based on weather)

Where? Minneapolis Sailing Center3010

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E. Calhoun Pkwy.  Located at the Northeast corner of Bde Maka Ska (formerly 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 Bde Maka Ska, Lake Minnetonka, and White Bear Lake against other high school sailors. You can even compete in local and national regattas.

How to register?  (Click Here) to find out more and register.