The Delavan Lake Sailing School is a non-profit organization. Since 1955 we have been dedicated to teaching children and adults the art of sailing, the concept of good sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie.
The sailing school is run by an all-volunteer board whose responsibilities include fund raising, curriculum, staffing and equipment. The unselfish efforts of our volunteers have created an active and healthy environment for our children and our summertime. Open to all club members and non-members, the Delavan Lake Sailing School's mission is to promote the sport of sailing.
Over the years Delavan Lake Sailing School has introduced many young people and adults to the joys and challenges of sailing.
As we start the New Year, it is important to reflect on where we have been, while also looking to the future. First and foremost, the DLSS Board of Directors and students would like to thank Joanne Marozza for her commitment to the Sailing School over the past several years. She has been an outstanding leader that has improved our facilities, equipment and programs, while growing our Sailing School and positioning it for a strong future. As I transition into the role of President, I know I have big shoes to fill. With the help of the strong team we have in our Board of Directors, I am confident the Sailing School will continue to thrive and offer one of the best sailing programs in the ILYA and memories to last a lifetime.
Even though the weather is cold and the lake is frozen, the DLSS Board of Directors is busy preparing for another great sailing season. We have a strong team of coaches lined up, and with programs for kids aged four and older up to adults, we are sure to have something for everyone.
For our littlest sailors, we offer a Kinder Pram program. It is a great way to introduce kids as young as four-years-old to the sport of sailing in a fun and safe environment with classes conveniently scheduled on Friday evenings right before the DLYC Fish Fry. For older sailors, we offer Opti and X-Boat classes for all ability levels. From our Beginners to our Racing Class, our Learn to Sail Programs are designed to improve the skills and competitiveness of our students, while promoting good sportsmanship and having fun! Highlights of our program beyond sailing include our Sailing School Socials including pool parties, sleepovers and more. Your sailors will truly make friends and memories to last a lifetime. In addition to our Learn to Sail Programs, we offer private lessons for sailors of all ages, which gives you the flexibility to fit sailing into your busy schedule.
The DLYC members are our strongest supporters and we would like to thank you for all you did for the Sailing School this past year. Your donations and support of our annual Auction help us to invest in the future of the DLSS. The best support you can give us is word-of-mouth about the programs we offer. We would love the opportunity to teach your children, grandchildren, family members and friends the joy of sailing. The DLSS programs are open to all!
The DLSS is the place to be this summer! Be sure to register early and if you sign up for a youth session, you will receive two free private lessons for your sailor. We look forward to seeing you for the start of Sailing School on June 12, 2017!