Winter Sailing Seminars

Winter 2024

Winter Sem2024

Our Winter Sailing Seminars are a great way to expand your horizons during the winter months. The seminars are open to anyone who is eligible to be a sailing club member 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 racing tactics, sailing around the world, and sailing medical emergencies.

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.

2024 Winter Sailing Seminars

January 10: S/V Ladybug Sails Around the World with Jo Reis

January 17: Tour of UW Lake Rescue & Safety Lifesaving Station with Sean Geib, David Krueger, & James Beaver

January 24: Want to Go 60 MPH by Sail? Learn How to Iceboat with Brett Hulsey & Don Sanford

January 31: Sailing Medical Emergencies—Thermal & Trauma with Vc Scafati & Dr. Bob Cape

February 7: Sailing with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) with Mark Gahler & Gerit Grimm

February 14: A Brief History of the America's Cup with Philip Tietze

February 21: Introduction to Marine 4 Stroke Engines with Mills Botham

February 28: Nautical Communication: The Words and Means of Communicating at Sea with Mark Gillespie

March 6: E Scow Racing with Dale Gordon & MYC

March 13: Sailing Lake Huron's North Channel with Daniel Rogge & Annie Wilson

March 20: Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing with Dave Elsmo

March 27
: Advanced Racing Tactics with Dave Elsmo