Welcome

Ahoy!   The 2022 sailing season is underway

With new members admitted this season, we now have about 220 sailors in the club.

Watch the videos below to learn more about our organization.

There are opportunies  at the start of each year to join the club.  Those windows have closed for this season. But if you are interested in coming on board,  sign up for alerts about future membership lotteries.

Current members may post questions on the club’s general Slack channel.  Prospective members may e-mail questions to info@tcsailing.com.

Welcome to the Twin Cities Sailing Club,  a community sailing organization 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 5.30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9.00 a.m.

TCSC members have access to the club’s fleet of 17 boats.   They also can race and crew with the sailors of the Lake Harriet Yacht Club (LHYC) through our long-established affiliation with that 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 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.

Watch the video below to learn more about club sailing.

If you are interested in structured sailing classes, you may want to investigate these options:

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.)