White Lake Sailing School 2017-05-24T18:37:54+00:00

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 2017:

Welcome back for the 2017 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 and competitive in the West Michigan Youth Sailing Association regatta series!

Important Dates for 2017:

  • June 19 – WLSS Sailing Season Begins
  • June 24 – WLYC Butterfly Saturday Open Series Starts
  • June 25 – WLYC Junior Sunday Series Starts
  • June 30 – WMYSA* Regatta at Macatawa Bay YC
  • July 4 – Whitehall Parade – Instructors & Sailors Participate
  • July 14 – WMYSA Regatta at Spring Lake YC
  • July 14 – WLSS FUNDRAISER – 7 pm @ WLYC
  • July 18-20 – Butterfly Nationals at Torch Lake YC
  • July 21 – WMYSA Regatta (Green Only) at Saugatuck YC
  • July 28 – WMYSA Regatta at White Lake YC
  • July 28 – 3rd Annual Adult Opti Regatta WLSS Fundraiser – 6 pm @ WLYC
  • Aug 2-5 – WMYA Regatta “Westerns” at Crystal Lake YC
  • Aug 11 – WMYSA Regatta at Muskegon YC
  • Aug 19 – Harbor Hospice Regatta at Muskegon YC
  • Aug 27 – WLYC/WLSS Season Sailing Awards Ceremony on the Deck at WLYC

*West Michigan Youth Sailing Association (WMYSA)

2017 Youth Sailing Program Sessions:

  • Session 1: June 19-22
  • Session 2: June 26-29
  • Session 3: July 3-7 (Modified Session M,W, Th, F – No Tues classes)
  • Session 4: July 10-13
  • Session 5: July 17-20
  • Session 6: July 24-27 
  • July 31-Aug 4: No regular sessions due to Western’s Regatta @ Crystal Lake YC
  • Session 7: Aug 7-10
  • Session 8: Aug 14-17 (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-Thur. 1:30 -3:00 pm
  • Port Group -Must be member of race team and Intm Lev 2, Mon-Thur. – 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Adult Sailing Lessons:

  • Adult Learn to Sail Series – Tuesdays – Ages 16+ – 5:00-7:00 pm (must register in advance)