We offer low to no-cost sailing programming opportunities, with support from generous donors and memorial funds
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As the only US Sailing accredited Community Sailing Center in Minnesota, we have an obligation to create access for all people to sailing. While we intentionally under charge for our camps, we also understand that financial hardship shouldn't be a barrier to the lake.
If you or your student need financial assistance attending one of our programs, please fill out the application below.
Mike Plant Fund
The Mike Plant Memorial Fund is named in honor of the world-renowned single-handed sailor Mike Plant. Mike began his sailing career racing on Lake Minnetonka and later became America’s premier single-handed sailor racing 60-foot open-class yachts around the world. Mike’s passion for racing across the world’s oceans was matched by his enthusiasm for giving young people the confidence to reach for their dreams. To honor that commitment, the Mike Plant Memorial Fund was created at the Wayzata Sailing to provide sailing experiences for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to sail. Supporters have enabled hundreds of sailors to access the lake & sailing.
Daniel "Shino" Shinozaki Fund
The Daniel C. Shinozaki Memorial Fund has been formed to honor the life & support the legacy of a truly remarkable sailor, friend, and leader amongst the sailing communities of Lake Minnetonka, Lake Calhoun, the University of St. Thomas, and the University of Minnesota sailing teams. Daniel’s dedication and leadership were instrumental in forming, motivating, and evolving the University of St. Thomas Sailing Team into a competitive, respectable, family-like, and Nationally ranked sailing team. His passion for sailing was incredibly matched by his energetic & kind personality. He was a natural leader and truly positive influence on numerous children he taught at the Lake Minnetonka Sailing School. Daniel loved working with children and brought his incredible presence & kindness into teaching sailing. As many will always remember, Dan was a great friend to all those he met on and off the water.
“Each year we gather to celebrate the sailors & friends who knew Shino and raise funds to help others experience the sport of sailing.” – Anonymous Donor
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