Wayzata Community Sailing Center
The Wayzata Community Sailing Center is one of the largest youth sailing programs in the Midwest. We host sailors of all ages and all experience levels as we serve the community to provide sailing for everyone.
Who We Are
The Wayzata Community Sailing Center offers the finest small boat sailing in Minnesota. The WCSC is also one of the largest community sailing centers in the Midwest and serves the entire Twin Cites area metro area. Located just west of Minneapolis in Wayzata, Minnesota, the WCSC is only four minutes from Interstates 494 and 394. The one and a half acre facility is conveniently located on the shore of Lake Minnetonka at the east end of Wayzata’s downtown. Offstreet access along County road 16 provides a safe and convenient area for dropoff and pickup of sailors and equipment.
What We Do
At the Wayzata Community Sailing Center your child will learn to sail in an atmosphere where fun, safety and responsibility are paramount. Youth sailing starts as early as age five with the Kinderpram summer camp program, and continues through high school and college with our youth racing programs. Students make full use of the Sailing Center’s fleet of 8-foot Optimists, 13-foot Olympic class Lasers and 14-ft Club 420 sloops. Adult group and private lessons are taught in international class 22-ft Sonar Sloops.
What To Expect
Our summer camps are a place to play, learn and grow. Sailors from beginner to advance can fine tune their skills in our racing programs. Numerous racing regattas held throughout the season give all our sailors a chance to have fun and test themselves. Many local events are designed to serve beginners who just want to learn more. Other, even larger events, have a regional appeal. WCSC is recognized nationally for the quality of its regattas. Junior and high school sailors travel from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan for our events. Every year our own locally sponsored teams travel regionally to compete in Chicago and Michigan. We also host national level events that draw high school and college laser and 420 sailors from all over the United States.
“Whatever part of sailboats and sailing interests your sailor, we’re here with our US Sailing certified instructors to encourage and guide.” – Executive Director, Matthew Thompson.
For over a decade, WCSC has created programs so teach basic sailing, provide a safe & fun learning environment for youth, and coach some of the finest sailors in the US.
Our Story of Service
We serve people from all backgrounds and all ability levels. Our programs are supported by the community, our volunteers, and our numerous partners.
We have embarked on a “Legacy Campaign” to develop a sustainable future. We are nearly 2/3 completed in our fundraising efforts and plans to build a new facility.
What We’re Building