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!

Butterfly Nationals at WLYC
July 12-14, 2016 • Hosted by WLYC
» Register Today!

Important Dates for 2016:

  • USODA Opti Great Lakes Championship at MBYC – June 17-19
  • WLSS Sailing Season Begins – June 20
  • WMYSA Regatta at Gull Lake – June 24
  • WLYC Butterfly Open Series Starts – June 25
  • Harbor Hospice Regatta at MYC – June 25
  • WLYC Junior Series Starts – June 26
  • Whitehall 4th of July Parade – Instructors & Sailors Participate
  • WMYSA Regatta at WLYC – July 8
  • Butterfly Race Clinic at WLYC – July 11
  • Butterfly Nationals at WLYC – July 12-14
  • WMYSA Regatta at SLYC – July 22
  • WMYSA Regatta (Green Only) at GRYC – July 29
  • WMYSA Regatta at MYC – Aug 5
  • WMYA Regatta “Westerns” at SLYC – Aug 10-13
  • WLSS Season Sailing Awards Ceremony at WLYC – Aug 28

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)