Sailing Classes, Programs, & Events
Learn to sail on Lake Superior with North Coast Community Sailing!
You can register online with a credit card, via mail with a check, or in person with cash or check. We do not accept credit cards at the office. To register via mail, please include a completed Registration Form with your check.
Join us for a week-long class on Lake Superior to learn the basics of sailing, including rigging, terminology, points of sail, boat handling, knot tying, and general seamanship. Our instructors ensure each student is challenged, regardless of ability or experience, in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.
We celebrate the week of fun and learning with a potluck picnic lunch, preceded by a sail-by to show off new skills. Parents and pirate costumes are encouraged on these days!
All 2019 classes are at West End Park in Washburn, WI on beautiful Chequamegon Bay.
Youth Class Prices
Resident - $69
Non-Resident - $149
A sailor is considered a resident if their primary residence/school is in Ashland, Bayfield, Gogebic or Iron County. Program fees for residents are subsidized by the generosity of our donors and supporters - thank you!
Youth Opti (Ages 7-11)
Opti Sessions 2-6 are now full. Please call us at 715-779-5408 to be added to our wait list.
Opti Session 1 - June 17-21 - Cancelled due to lack of registrations.
Opti Session 2 - June 24-28
Opti Session 3 - July 15-19
Opti Session 4 - July 22-26
Opti Session 5 - August 12-16
Opti Session 6 - August 19-23
NEW! - Youth Advanced Opti (Ages 7-11)
Course Prerequisite: Sailors should be familiar with sailing basics, either through a North Coast Opti class, a class elsewhere, or personal experience. Sailors are expected to be able to rig an Opti independently upon arriving at class. Reminders and support are of course provided, but rigging and basics are not included in class curriculum.
Wednesday-Friday 9am-2pm (NOTE that this class is structured differently and meets 3 times for 5 hours)
Advanced Opti Session 1 - July 10-12
Youth 420 (Ages 12-18)
We have 3 or fewer spaces left in session 2. Please call us at 715-779-5408 to verify that these spots have not been filled. You can register at that time if there is availability.
420 Session 1 - June 24-28
420 Session 2 - July 22-26
420 Session 3 - August 12-16
North Coast Cup and Youth Regatta
Saturday, August 17
Come celebrate another fun summer on the water and show off the skills you've developed. Open to anyone, North Coast Members are free!
North Coast Members FREE
9:30am - Registration and Rigging
10:00am - Race Start. Races will be called if not completed by 12:30.
North Coast will provide brats and buns. Please bring a dish to pass. Youth Regatta and North Coast Cup participants, as well as family, friends, fans, and members welcome!
North Coast Cup
North Coast Members FREE
2:00pm - Registration and Rigging
2:30pm - Race Start
We encourage advance registration, but day of registration is fine! North Coast boats are available to use on a first come, first serve basis. We recommend reserving a boat in advance - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to do so.
Financial Assistance Available
RFR offers need-based financial assistance for all of our classes and programs, including North Coast memberships, classes, and programs.