Ahoy! The 2023 Sailing Season Approaches
If you are interested in joining the club, our Spring Member Lottery is now open!
We have about 220 sailors in the club. But there are opportunities at the start of each year –and during the sailing season– to come on board.
Watch the videos below to learn more about our organization.
Current members may post questions on the club’s general Slack channel. Prospective members may e-mail questions to email@example.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
How to say Lake Calhoun’s Dakota name
Lake Minnetonka Sailing School
Wayzata Community Sailing Center
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.)