One of the great privileges available to everyone living in or visiting the Green Lake area is the opportunity to recreationally use Green Lake. For those of us who live here year-round, we sometimes forget that so many options exist.
Perhaps one of the best uses of the lake is that of the sport of sailing. It can be almost a year-long opportunity to enjoy the lake in both summer and winter.
Catering to summer visitors is a natural inclination for Green Lake Sailing School. However, we also strive to expose the craft of sailing to the youth of the Green Lake community. In the last seven years, the Sailing School has hosted a sailing experience for students of the Green Lake Global and Environmental Academy, the local charter school. We are currently involved in a partnership with the Green Lake School District where we offer sailing education to students of the district’s summer school program.
For the 2017 season, we look forward to being able to offer even more instruction. We are looking to build on our nightly sailing lessons for adults. They were well attended over the last two years and we look forward to becoming the premier adult instruction program in central Wisconsin, as our large fleet of boats is accommodating to all skill levels. We offer lessons to suit every skill level, from first-time beginners to experienced sailors looking for a refresher course to children and adults. All are taught by experienced instructors. In addition to traditional multiweek sessions, we also offer mini-clinics, as well as private lessons. We now also offer the sailing experience to children ages 5 to 7 with their parent attending, as well as an introductory sailing experience for both parent and child.
Sailing is often perceived as a difficult sport to participate in. Green Lake Sailing School has made a mission of dispelling that myth over the last 57 years. Whether you are a parent looking for a confidence-building experience for your children or a visitor looking for a relaxing way to get to know Green Lake, the Sailing School can help you achieve your goals, as they have with thousands of students over the last half of a century. Everyone can learn how to sail, and it is something you will remember for a lifetime.
Green Lake Sailing School is a nonprofit organization and has been teaching people to sail on the waters of Green Lake since 1960. Green Lake Sailing School is on County Highway A at the north entrance to Sunset Park. Our facility offers easy access for sailors to learn how to sail, and our fleet of instruction boats are optimized for all ages. For more information, call (920) 229-5256 or go to greenlakesailingschool.com . Check us out on Facebook as well.
John Hayashi is President of Green Lake Sailing School.