Leland Yacht Club

About the Sailing School

Due to the Covid-19 virus, sailing school for summer 2021 has a limited number of spots. The morning class will be limited to 20 student sailors so that social-distancing can be maintained. After 20 students have signed up, you may add your child to the waitlist. Students on the waitlist for a class that do not get a spot will be enrolled in the next class prior to opening it up to the remainder of the membership.

Please pre-register your child(ren) for sailing school here. Put the adult's name in the first and last name slot and put the sailor's name(s) in the comments. You may only signup your own children, not their friends.

The signup for each class will open at noon on the day prior to the class.

All sailors must have an application and waiver completed prior to their first class.

Click Here to sign up for sailing school

The Sailing School is designed to accommodate both students whose sailing interests are primarily recreational as well as those who are interested in racing. Some of our past students have gone on to successfully compete in major national regattas.

At the end-of-season Awards Ceremony, in August, a variety of awards are given to recognize the accomplishments of our young sailors.

When is Sailing School?

Level One Class: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am to 12pm
Level Two Class: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1pm to 3:30pm

Payment Options:

Registration for Sailing School happens 15 minutes prior to class time.
Member Fee: $75 per week per child
Non-Member Fee: $105 per week per child

Can I just pay one day at a time? Yes! We allow parents to pay one day at a time. We know plans in Leland can change frequently with the weather and that vacation time is limited, so we work with you to allow for as many sailing days as possible.

1 day of Sailing School:
Member Fee: $25
Non-member fee: $35

What level is best for my kid?

Level One (Morning Class): We offer beginner sailing school in which kids learn the basics of sailing from a combination of on-shore activities and instruction out on the lake. Kids sail with a sailing instructor until they feel comfortable taking a boat out by themselves. The Head Sailing Instructor will let kids know when they seem ready to move up to our afternoon class. Both the pontoon boat and the Boston Whaler are out on the water to keep a close eye on all of our sailors.

Level Two (Afternoon Class): Stronger winds in the afternoon provide more experienced sailors with plenty of challenges to improve their skills. All level two sailors sail without an instructor; however, assistance is available from the instructors who are out on the chase boats. We ask that you do not bring your kids to afternoon sailing without consulting an instructor first. If level one is too easy for someone, we can quickly move that child up to level two.

What To Bring

Students should bring the following items to class each day, regardless of weather conditions. In order to attain a safe and fun learning environment, these articles are necessary.
• Lifejacket
• Water Shoes or water sandals (no flip flops)
• Towel
• Change of clothes
• Sunscreen

More Information

To contact the instructors during the regular season, use the Club phone, 231-256-2618. The best time to call is just before or after a scheduled sailing clinic, but you can leave a message anytime. Or you can send an email to lelandyachtclubinfo@gmail.com . You can also contact the Sailing Director from the Contact Us page.

Sign Up

To sign up for Sailing School read the items below. Then, stop by the Club to fill out the application or use the online printable forms to print your own application and mail it in.