Welcome to White Lake Sailing School
White Lake Sailing School is located on the south shore of White Lake in Western Michigan. Founded in 1926, WLSS has been proudly serving the White Lake area for over 90 years.
WLSS is open to the public and we offer a wide variety of sailing programs designed for all ages and experience levels. We focus on teaching the joy of sailing through our experiential youth and adult programs as well as building racing skills for those ready to take their sailing to the next level. We also offer private lessons throughout the season. Come learn how to catch the wind with us and be able to enjoy a lifelong water sport!
What’s Happening in 2016:
Welcome back for the 2016 White Lake Sailing Season! We continue to streamline our program offerings and look forward to continuing our competitive racing streak with our White Lake Junior Race Team. We are also very active in the West Michigan Youth Sailing regatta series where our Butterfly sailors placed 1st and our Opti sailors placed 3rd last year!
Join us for Butterfly Nationals!
July 12-14, 2016 • Hosted by WLYC
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Important Dates for 2016:
- June 17-19 – USODA Opti Great Lakes Championship at MBYC
- June 20 – WLSS Sailing Season Begins
- June 24 – WMYSA Regatta at Gull Lake
- June 25 – WLYC Butterfly Open Series Starts
- June 26 – WLYC Junior Series Starts
- July 4 – Whitehall Parade – Instructors & Sailors Participate
- July 8 – WMYSA Regatta at WLYC
- July 11 – Butterfly Race Clinic at WLYC
- July 12-14 – Butterfly Nationals at WLYC
- July 15 – 2nd Annual Opti Regatta WLSS Fundraiser
- July 22 – WMYSA Regatta at SLYC
- July 29 – WMYSA Regatta (Green Only) at GRYC
- Aug 5 – WMYSA Regatta at MYC
- Aug 6 – Harbor Hospice Regatta at MYC
- Aug 10-13 – WMYA Regatta “Westerns” at SLYC
- Aug 28 – WLSS Season Sailing Awards Ceremony at WLYC
2016 Youth Sailing Program Sessions:
- Session 1: June 20-23
- Session 2: June 27-30
- Session 3: July 5-7 (Modified Session Tues-Th – No Mon classes)
- Session 4: July 11-14 (Modified Session M, T, Th, F – Bfly Nat’ls
- Session 5: July 18-21
- Session 6: July 25-28 (Adjusted Schedule -TBD- Sports Camp)
- Session 7: Aug 1-4
- Session 8: Aug 15-18 (Make-Up Only)
Levels & Times:
- Intro to Sailing – Ages 6-9, Mon-Th. 5:30-7:00 pm
- Intermediate Sailing – Ages 8-15, Mon-Th. 10:00-12:30 pm
- Opti Green – Must be member of race team & Intm Lev 1, Mon-Th. 11:30-1:00 pm
- Port Group -Must be member of race team and Intm Lev 2, Mon-Th. 1:30-4:00 pm
New for 2016 Season:
- Adult Learn to Sail Series – Tuesdays – Ages 16+ – 5:00-7:30 pm (must register in advance)