Winter Sailing Seminars

Winter 2022-2023

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Our Winter Sailing Seminars are a great way to expand your horizons during the winter months. The seminars are open to the community and no prior sailing experience is required; you do not need to be a current member of the sailing club to attend. Feel free to invite your landlubber friends!

Seminars occur weekly and cover a variety of nautical topics, such as Limnology of Lake Mendota, Nautical Communication, and Marine Four-Stroke Engines.

This year we ask participants to bring at least one non-perishable item per seminar to be donated to the Lussier Community Education Center. Most needed items include: olive oil, vegetable oil, maple syrup, sugar, flour, jelly/jam, pancake mix, paper towels, toilet paper, & baby wipes. Get more ideas from their Food Pantry Donation Wish List.

Detailed Information

January 12 (Thursday): Sailing the British Virgin Islands with Max Slesarev

January 18: Building Your First Boat with Jo Reis

January 25: Spray's New Panel and Marine Electronics with Michael Litzkow

January 27 (Friday): Bareboating in Croatia with Pete & Christine Keuler

February 1: Sail GP - The Greatest Show on Water [Virtual] with Philip Tietze

February 8: Weather in the Great Lakes Region with Ian Beckley

February 15: Limnology of Lake Mendota with Mark Gahler

February 17 (Friday): Sailing to the Virgin Islands and back with kids and a dog with Daniel Rogge

February 20 (Monday): Bareboat Chartering: Cutting the tie that binds us to Lake Mendota with Mark Tusler

February 22: Nautical Communication with Mark Gillespie

March 1: Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing with Dave Elsmo

March 8: Introduction to Marine Four-Stroke Engines with Mills Botham

March 15: Advanced Racing Tactics with Dave Elsmo

March 22: The Physics of Sailing with Sam Norrell

March 29: The personal power of Qi: A revolution in sports psychology with Andrew O. Jackson

April 5: Advanced Racing Tactics (Rescheduled) with Dave Elsmo