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 18 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

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