Welcome

Ahoy!   The 2022 sailing season will start in the spring

We’re accepting new members!   Read about lottery rules on our membership page

Sign up here  to get an email heads-up about other admission lotteries this season.

Meanwhile,  registration is open for returning sailors.  Any previous member of TCSC or SCUM may join without competing in the  lottery.  So if you’re wondering what to do with that tax return,  sign up today!

The TCSC executive committee is committed to the sailing season and the safety of our members. We look forward to providing the opportunity to sail this season for as many club members as possible.  But we recognize our normal practices may need to change  as the Covid-19 pandemic –and state and local health guidelines– evolve.

Current members may post questions about the upcoming season 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.)