Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club

Sailing School Registration 2023


Welcome to Sailing School Registration 2023

The 2023 online NLYC Sailing School registration will open March 1st

Please review the class options available this year.  After deciding which class interests you scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the green continue button to register.   Summer is just around the corner, and our classes do fill up fast!

Registration details



A very basic and fun introduction to sailing.  Students will learn through play on land and on the water.  They will learn about water safety, boat set-up, and basic boat handling.  This class is a pre-requisite to the green fleet for kids aged 6-8.  Community participant $300/Member $275 (boat included).


(Session 1) June 12 -June 30,  Monday/Wednesday 430-630p and Friday 9a-12.  No class 6/26

(Session 2) July 10-July 31, Monday/Wednesday 430-630p and Friday 9a-12.  No Class 7/14, 24 

(Session 3) June 12 -June 30,  Monday/Wednesday 430-630p and Friday 9a-12.  No class 6/26

Green Fleet (Beginner)

This class is for kids who have completed 2nd grade or 1st grade and the learn-to-sail class (8-12 years old).  Students will be introduced to the rules of sailing, and become comfortable reading the wind and navigating a course.  Coaches will encourage independence and build confidence.  Class Community participant $275/Member $250 (rental $75)


(Session 1) June 12-June 29, Monday thru Thursday 1-4p.  No class June 26


(Session 2) ***1 spot left*** July 10-July 27, Monday thru Thursday 1-4p.  No Class July 24.


Have completed 1 session of Green fleet (beginner session) and have completed 2nd grade up to age 14. Emphasis will be placed on racing rules, competition, and enhanced boat handling. Boat ownership is encouraged but not required for this class. Class Community Participant $275/member $250 (rental $75)


(Session 1) June 12-June 29, Monday thru Thursday 9a-12.  No class June 26

(Session 2) July 10-July 27, Monday thru Thursday 9a-12.  No Class July 24.

**We highly encourage boat ownership, new and used opti's can be found online and facebook.  If you are interested reach out to Jana and she can assist!  Opti boat rental fee is $75 per session If you register for 2 sessions we will waive the fee for the second.  Opti's stored at the club must be on a dolly. **

Competitive/Traveling Opti 

This class is for kids who have completed at least one Green Fleet session and have the desire to be immersed in the sport of sailing.  Students must have their own Opti and the desire to be competitive.  Emphasis is on learning racing rules, skill, tactics, caring for equipment, and enhanced boat handling. This group becomes 'regatta ready' and travels together (with parents and coaches) to local regattas.   All kids in this class should participate in the Wednesday night race series ($25 for the season).   Current X boat crews are encouraged to take this class and/or compete in the Wednesday Race series (keep up those skippering skills). Class $300 for community/member.  Members can keep the opti at the club for free for duration of the class. Community participant $47.62 + tax ($2.38) fee to store boat at the club.

June 13-July 25, Tuesday and Thursday 1-4pm (no class 7/4 or 7/6) and Wednesday night race series with debrief ~415 to 615p


Opti Parent-Child Class

This is a very basic, non-threatening introduction to sailing, it is intended for small children (5-8 years) with a parent.  All participants in class must come with a comfortable life jacket.  Please keep in mind the smaller size of the boat (we suggest keeping the weight under 330lbs). Class $125 community participant/member, boat included.


(Session 1) June 16-June 30,  Fridays 1-330p and Wed July 5th 1-330pm


(Session 2) ***FULL*** July 13-Aug 3, Thursday 5-730pm

Opti Camps

We have 2 camps that are 4 days of fun for the novice/intermediate sailor. Kids will learn through play on land and on the water. They will learn the basics of boat handling, set-up, and steering by reading the wind.  Suggested ages of 6-12, bring a lunch.

(Camp 1) July 31 to August 4, 9a-2p.  No class 8/3 (Pram Power Regatta)

(Camp 2) August 7 to August 10


X Fleet

The X boat is 16ft long with 2 sails and 1 skipper, 1 crew.  This boat is unique to the midwest and is raced in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.  The skipper of the boat owns or rents and is able to sail to age 16 (turn 16 in the calendar year).  The skipper generally picks a crew that has some opti experience (around 9-11 years old).   After 1 or 2 seasons of crewing, the natural progression is to start skipping. 

We encourage crews to sail an Opti prior to and while crewing on an X to build skippering skills.

These kids are highly competitive and travel to many regattas throughout the summer.  Classes are 4 days of the week, and a Wednesday race series as well as a weekend/holiday series.  Skippers must provide their own X boat and have a designated crew at the beginning of the season.   

One rental may be available through the club and the sailing school director can assist with finding a crew.   Junior ($75) or family membership (see membership page) is required for skippers.  Club-sponsored races are Wednesday, Saturday, and holidays ($110).

Classes start June 12 to July 27, with races extending to Labor Day

Skipper $425

Crew $350


420 Teen- High School

The 420 class is designed for teens going into 8th grade up to 18 years of age that want to race for their local High School and become part of the Milwaukee Youth Sailing Team.   The governing body is MISSA see 

Participating local schools come together on Pewaukee Lake in the fall and spring for practice.  Our 420 boats are used for the program.

This class is a great way for teens to try-it out or improve their skills.  Students will spend lots of time on the water taking turns between steering and crewing, become familiar with sailing terminology and learn the rules that govern sailing.  Oh and did we mention socializing and meeting new friends!  Great way to get them off their electronics and on the water! Class $225 boat included

Adult Sailing Lessons Registration Section

The adult sailing classes are for new and intermediate sailors. Class will be split based on experience level and to meet the learner's needs.  We invite anyone 18 to 99 (provided they can move around in a boat) is welcome to attend.   Students will learn safe boat handling, sailing terminology, and the basic rules of sailing.  Come prepared to spend time on the water learning how to steer and crew.  Please bring a comfortable coast guard approved life jacket.  This is a great opportunity to meet others in the sailing community!

Adult classes start in June the cost is $275 and run from 6-8p (time may be adjusted based on group needs).

Monday night session- June 5 to July 17, no class July 3. If needed a make-up day will be July 24

Wednesday night- session June 7 to July 19, no class July 5. If needed a make-up day will be July 26

2023 options for Sailing School payment include:

1.  Pay with credit card for entire payment. (Athlete assumes all fees & taxes)   *Fee Rate:   3.15% + $1.00  (Credit card fee is set by and paid to SportsEngine, and does not go to the NLYC.  If you have to chancel a registration paid by credit card, the NLYC can refund the amount paid to the NLYC, but not the fees that are paid to SportsEngine.)

Selection for payment happens on the last page

Where do I select  pay by check?:   Please use the other sailing school registration link to pay by check.



Please direct questions to:

Jana Petersen-Pingel

Phone: 2625658711