Sailing Club

Coaches

Director/Coach: Matthew Thompson

Assistant Director/Coach: Matt Zupon

Coach: Lars Hansen

The Wayzata Community Sailing Center (WCSC) promotes the enjoyment of sailing through educational programing. We foster teamwork and model good sportsmanship in every aspect of our programs. We deliver high quality coaching through proven instructional techniques. We encourage the development of critical thinking skills and cultivate ethical decision-making, while empowering students to sail competitively in a fun, safe environment. The sailing team is a partnership between BSM and the WCSC. Sailing is recognized as a lettering club sport during the spring.

Time Commitment:

We meet for an 8 week season in the Spring running from the beginning of April through the end of May. Some members of our team also participate in practices at WCSC during the offseason throughout the Fall (September – October).

Practice: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at WCSC (72 practice hrs per season)

MN Conference Events: These are open to all ability levels and registered sailors 9 - 12 grade or 7-8 in a direct feed middle school. These are not required; however we encourage all of our sailors to participate. There are 5 Conference Events per season. They take place on Saturday’s, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (40 hrs).

MISSA/ISSA Events: These events are organized by the Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (MISSA) or the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA). These are the regional and national governing bodies of High School Sailing in the US. Through qualification events, sailors can earn the opportunity to represent BSM on a regional or national level. These events are usually 2 days long and require some travel. 

Accolades:

  • 2017 MISSA Baker Team Racing Championship – 11th
  • 2017 MISSA Mallory Doublehanded Championship – 18th
  • 2016 MN State Coed Championship – 7th
  • 2016 MISSA Mallory Doublehanded Championship – 17th
  • 2015 MN Fall Colors – 3rd
  • 2014 MN State Boy’s Championship – 4th
  • 2014 MN State Girl’s Championship – 2nd