Ahoy!   The 2021 sailing season is under way!

    • We are taking applications for a third lottery for new members, from July 26 to August 1
    • The drawing will be held on August 2, 2021
    • Read more about the lottery rules on our membership page.

TCSC Summer Sailstice!

Saturday, June 19.

2021 COVID-19 Information

The TCSC ExCom is committed to the 2021 sailing season and the safety of our members.


For current TCSC members:

We realize these unprecedented circumstances may influence your decision to participate in normal TCSC activities. 

      1. We are still planning on sailing this year, although our normal practices will need to be adapted to comply with current state guidelines.
      2. New members will be admitted later in the season. Stay tuned for more information!
      3. ExCom has made the decision to launch the full fleet of boats for the 2021 season.  We are excited to be offering a wide variety of sailing opportunities this year to many returning members who may have taken a leave from the 2020 season.
      4. Fulfillment of “The Deal” is encouraged but not expected once new members are admitted this season.  Volunteers will also be needed to clean and maintain boats.

We look forward to providing the opportunity to sail this season for as many club members as possible. If you have any questions, we highly encourage you to post them on the “general” channel in the club’s Slack account at tcsailing.slack.com. This will allow other members who may have similar questions to monitor responses and ask questions of their own.

A Community Sailing Club on Lake Harriet

The Twin Cities Sailing Club (TCSC) welcomes adults of all sailing abilities — from beginners to experienced sailors — and offers a great opportunity to sail regularly during the summer on beautiful Lake Harriet (map) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The club’s sailing season runs from early May to early October.  The club organizes twice-weekly sailing days throughout the season.   These take place at the Lake Harriet bandshell dock on Tuesdays at 5.30pm and Saturdays at 9.00am.

TCSC members have access to the club’s fleet of boats.   They also can race and crew with the sailors of the Lake Harriet Yacht Club (LHYC) through our long-established affiliation with their club.  We also participate in other exciting sailing activities, from racing on Lake Minnetonka, to cruising the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior

What if I don’t know how to sail?

We provide opportunities for complete beginners and experienced sailors to learn and improve their skills.   The club provides a framework, instruction materials, and a skill-based path to proficiency.   New sailors enjoy sailing practice with experienced skippers, and advance at their own pace toward their own skipper qualification.   The club welcomes brand-new sailors who bring motivation, enthusiasm and energy! 

If you are a prospective member, be sure that our location, times and activities fit your interests and availability.

If you are interested in structured sailing classes, you may want to investigate the following links:

Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board Lessons

Minneapolis Sailing Center (on Bde Maka Ska)

Lake Minnetonka Sailing School

Wayzata Community Sailing Center

Sail Away Sailing School

Youth Sailing Resources (on lake Nokomis)

(The Twin Cities Sailing Club does not endorse any of these options; they are provided merely as community resources.)