our mission

The mission of Lake Calhoun Sailing School is to teach sailing to all in a fun and supportive
environment and foster a vibrant sailing community in the city of lakes.


ABOUT US

The Lake Calhoun Sailing School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community sailing school. LCSS was founded in 1989 by parents from the Calhoun Yacht Club who wanted a formal program for their children to learn to sail and to introduce the sport to others in the area. LCSS has grown to one of the largest sailing schools in the U.S. with enrollment of more than 800 sailors last summer.

The goals of LCSS are:

  • To teach the skills of sailing, a sport to enjoy for a lifetime
  • To instill self-reliance, confidence, and cooperation in students
  • To ensure that students have fun

LCSS employs quality instructors and proven teaching techniques. Most of our instructors have extensive racing experience. All staff members receive CPR and First Aid certification.

A volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom are sailors themselves, oversee all classes and the curriculum. The school keeps its costs as low as possible and operates with the help of charitable donations


calhoun yacht club (CYC)

Our hope is that all of the children and adults who learn sailing on our lake will one day be active members of the Yacht Club. We would like you to be aware of the possibilities of expanding your child’s or your own involvement in sailing. Typically, the entry-level youth boats are the Optimist, the Laser, or the 420 and many used boats are available for reasonable prices. For adults, many affordable used boats are available as well.