Registration for Summer 2021 is NOW OPEN!  

Class schedules are subject to change based on staff availability.  

Before registering, please review our Torch Lake Sailing School Waiver and Release of Liability Form. This form will be required to be completed and signed online as part of the registration process.

Important Dates:

Private lessons will be available starting June 14, 2021.  To schedule a private lesson, please the submit the Private Sailing Lesson Request Form. You will be contacted by the instructor to schedule your lesson. Once your lesson is scheduled, you must complete the 2021 Sailing School Registration form below and pay for your lesson before your scheduled lesson date and time.

This year’s classes will be held during the following weeks:

  • Week 1: June 21-25
  • Week 2: June 28-July 1
  • Week 3: July 5-9 
  • Week 4: July 12-16
  • Week 5: July 19-23
  • Week 6: July 26-30
  • Week 7: August 2-6
  • Week 8: August 9-13 *** Cancelled *** If you are registered for this week we will contact you.

To register: Please complete the form below. To ensure your spot in a class, please register no later than the Friday prior to the week of the class.

NOTE: Payment must be received at the time of registration. We use PayPal to process credit card payment, but you DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay with your credit card.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: We do not cancel classes for weather, so no refunds will be offered based on weather. If you cancel your registration, you will be refunded your fees, minus the fees charged by PayPal.  This will vary based on the amount of your payment. Any request to cancel your registration in a class must be received before the class registration deadline. Waiting Lists: If a class is full, you will be notified that you have been placed on a waiting list. You can then either sign up for a different class or wait to see if you will be added. We will make every effort to accommodate your requests.

Class Descriptions

Explorers:
Ages 5-7
Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $25/class

  • The Explorers class is designed to introduce young sailors to sailboats and the joy of sailing in a safe and fun environment. For our youngest sailors or those who are still getting comfortable in the boat.
    • Participants are introduced to water safety, basic sailing terminology, parts of the boat, basic sailing maneuvers, and sportsmanship.
    • Participants experience sailing with an instructor on the boat (weather permitting)

Youth Learn to Sail Level 1 and 2:
Ages 7-12
Tuesday through Friday 9:30am-11:00am
Cost: $150/week

  • Instructors will assign sailors to the Level 1 or the Level 2 group based upon experience and mastery of skills.
  • Level 1: Opti
    • Participants will learn water safety, sailing terminology, parts of boat, etiquette and sportsmanship.
    • Participants will learn to rig and launch; find wind direction; work on steering and sail trim, return to shore and de-rig.
  • Level 2: Opti, BIC, or Bfly
    • Participants who have mastered Level 1 will learn how to sail solo, round marks, and begin to explore racing.

Teen/Adult Learn to Sail Level 1 and 2:
Ages 13+
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30am-1:30am
Cost: $120/week

  • Instructors will assign sailors to the Level 1 or the Level 2 group based upon experience and mastery of skills.
  • Class may be taught in Bfly or MC.
  • Level 1:
    • Participants will learn water safety, sailing terminology, parts of boat, etiquette and sportsmanship.
    • Participants will learn to rig and launch; find wind direction; work the tiller and mainsheet; return and de-rig.
  • Level 2:
    • Participants who have mastered Level 1 will learn sail controls, how to round a mark, and basic to intermediate racing skills.

Introduction to Racing & Intermediate Racing
Age 12+ or with instructor permission
Friday 11:30-1:30pm
Cost: $60/week

  • This class is designed to teach introductory and intermediate racing tactics for those who are ready to start fleet racing. This class is perfect for teens and adults who are ready to take sailing to the next level. Starting line procedure, right of way, mark roundings, rules of racing will be covered.

Private Lessons:
Based upon instructor availability, to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time
$60/hour per person

  • To schedule a private lesson, please the submit the Private Sailing Lesson Request Form. You will be contacted by the instructor to schedule your lesson. Once your lesson is scheduled, you must complete the 2021 Sailing School Registration form below and pay for your lesson before your scheduled lesson date and time.
  • Private lessons are customized for each registrant. From gaining confidence in the boat, to understanding racing tactics, we can help you meet your goals.
  • Lessons may be given in club Opti, BIC, Butterfly, MC, Melges17
  • E-Crew Lessons available
  • Small groups can be scheduled upon request, please inquire for pricing