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Dear Sailors,

It may be February, but racing season never feels far away at LMSS. As a top provider of race instruction in the Midwest, our LMSS Race Teams continue to be among the most competitive in the region, and 2019 was no exception:
  • Over 75 students participated in race teams in the Opti, 420 and X Boat
  • Students raced in local and regional regattas including the TCYS (Twin Cities Youth Sailing) series, US Sailing Junior Olympics, and ILYA (Inland Lake Yachting Association) Championships on Lake Minnetonka and White Bear Lake
  • Students also traveled to events in Lake Geneva, Milwaukee and Lac La Belle, WI, and just last weekend, St. Petersburg, Florida!
This year, as we gear up for another exciting racing schedule, we are thrilled to continue supporting our racers as they reach for big dreams.

A few reminders:
  • Now is the time to register for LMSS summer race teams and attend our upcoming informational events in February (details below)
  • High School kickoff meetings and dry land practices begin early March; you must register with LMSS in addition to your high school's required forms and fees
  • Join us Saturday, Feb 29 for a TCYS community building event at the Minneapolis Bouldering Project, details and waiver form on our site
  • Check out our new gear site! New items will be added soon...
Sail fast,

Alec McKee
Race Team Director

Upcoming Dates


Feb 19 & 20
LTR & Race Team Q&A
Caribou, Mtka Blvd & 101

Week of Mar 9
High School Seasons Begin

Mar 14 - 16
Training at Seabrook, TX

Week of June 15
Summer Sessions Begin

Racing Schedule


June 19 – Manitou Days, White Bear Sailing School

June 26 – River Run, Saint Croix Sailing School

July 17 – City of Lakes, Minneapolis Sailing Center

July 24 – Mike Plant Regatta, Wayzata Sailing

August 7 – Brad Robinson Victory, Lake Minnetonka Sailing School

Learn to Race + Race Teams Q&A Sessions

LMSS has a long history of providing top end racing instruction and performance for our sailors who are looking to achieve their goals and compete on local, regional and national levels. 

What's next for your sailor? Our program is organized into three progressive tracks, each one building upon the track before it: Recreational Sailing, Learn to Race, and LMSS Race Teams. Sailors are encouraged to advance through these tracks as their skills improve.


Are you ready to take the next step and give racing a try? Join us to learn more about LMSS Race Teams: 
  • Stop by the Caribou Coffee on Minnetonka Boulevard and 101 either Wednesday, Feb 19 or Thursday, Feb 20 from 3:30-5:30 PM either day, as your schedule permits
  • Coaches will be available to answer questions and provide information on expectations, schedules, travel opportunities, registration and more
  • New sailors and families welcome!

If you are unable to attend, and are interested in joining LMSS Learn to Race, or a Race Team, or have questions regarding placement please contact us.

Register Now

LMSS Race Team Staff Updates 

We are pleased to announce Ian Solum has accepted a position with LMSS. Ian will travel with, and coach LMSS Race Teams in the summer, as well as the Minnetonka High School Sailing Team in the spring and fall. In addition to coaching, Ian will coordinate our Sail with LMSS Memberships and evening events, assist with staff hires and facilitate race administrative efforts with Alec McKee.

In addition to Race Team Director, Alec McKee will serve as Middle School Head Coach, and oversee new student/new school programs. Alec will also support LMSS marketing, event and outreach opportunities.

News from LMSS Supporters 

High School Spring Seasons Begin the Week of March 9
Dryland training for the spring high school season begins in one month! A complete listing of practice dates and times for Minnetonka High School, Breck and Blake can be found here.

  • Please register with LMSS and provide payment before the first meeting, and find additional details from your team captains
  • For grades 7-8, please contact our coaching staff to apply and confirm eligibility

If you are unable to attend a season kick off meeting, see your team captain(s) for details.

We look forward to a great spring sailing season!

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